Welcome to the home page of First Tabernacle Beth El, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our tabernacle is commonly called “Zion,” a name given by our Re-establisher Prophet William S. Crowdy, which denotes the dwelling place of God—a city that the Lord loves. Today, the members of the Zion tabernacle are dedicated to publishing the name of the Lord, aiding suffering humanity, and being caretakers of a rich legacy left in our hands to protect and restore.
We are located along the Avenue of the Arts, where you will find a community filled with an arts based culture, which includes many of the city’s arts institutions. Additionally, on Broad Street are the city’s largest theaters: the Kimmel Center (home of the Philadelphia Orchestra), Academy of Music, Merriam Theater, Suzanne Roberts Theater, and the Wilma Theater.