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Marc Abo and Harvey Cartine, Co-Presidents Bnai Shalom


Candle Lighting Times and Service Schedule


Congregational Meeting: June 26 at 10:30 A.M. in-person and via Zoom (check page 2 of your bulletin for zoom details).


Services are now in-person, live streaming, & via Zoom due to fewer Covid cases in our community.

Call in number is the same for all zoom events – 1–646–558–8656 unless otherwise stated. Call the office to register for Zoom credentials. To watch livestream go to


Friday evening Shabbat Services at 7:30 p.m. on June 3 (with a touch of Shavuot and Yizkor), 10, 17 and 24

Services are in-person, live streaming, & via Zoom

Saturday Morning June 4 and June 18 Shabbat Service at 10:00 A.M.

Saturday Morning Saturday morning Lila Rae Menscher Bat Mitzvah at 10:30 a.m. on June 11 followed by a Kiddush

Sunday morning Shavuot Morning Service with Yizkor at 10 a.m. on June 5 in person only.


Friday Night Zoom Link: Phone 1-646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 823 5166 1097


Fri, June 3 - 8:06

Fri, June 10 - 8:11

Fri, June 17 - 8:13

Fri, June 24 - 8:15

Rabbi Melody Hosts Dinner

Baked challah bread with cover, two Shabbat candles and Kiddush cup are set upon a dinner table.

Friday, 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd.

If you would like to join Edwin and Rabbi Melody for Shabbat dinner, please RSVP to Irene at 610-258-5343.

Rabbi and Edwin can host up to 14 people at a time for dinner which takes place prior to Friday night services.

This event is by reservation only – No walk-ins please! (Donations are greatly appreciated.)

Jewish Heritage at Iron Pigs

Iron Pigs Stadium at Coca-Cola Park is shown.

CBS Iron Pigs Outing in the Capital Blue Shield Hospitality area on Monday, July 4th at 6:35 P.M. and will included a 2.5 hour of unlimited all you could eat buffet, soft drinks and one raffle entry per person. One member of our congregation will throw out the first pitch. CBS will be recognized on the video board. Fireworks will follow the game. We need to have 40 people participating to secure the hospitality area and at the moment we need 2 more. Please know that you are able to invite a friend/relative as long as they are fully vaccinated. The cost is $37 per person. Please call the office to reserve your spot before Monday, June 27. We must have your cash or checks payable to Bnai Shalom ASAP.


Bnai Shalom Choir and Band

Make your own kind of music, sing your own special song…

A violin and musical staff are pictured

CBS Choir and Band

Join us for CBS Choir and Band Meeting: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. ALL ages welcome. Please bring your instruments too!


Torah unrolled

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Bnai Shalom Torah celebration weekend scheduled for Sunday, October 23, 2022. The weekend will include a session with Torah scribe Neil Yerman. Sponsorship of this event may include the exciting opportunity of a lifetime: to write a letter in the Torah with Mr. Yerman. You don't want to miss this weekend! More details to follow.

In addition, inviting all members of Bnai Shalom to Shabbat Services on Saturday, September 10th at 10 A.M. when Eleanor Bobrow will be called to the Torah in honor of her 90th Birthday. Elly and her husband, Jerry of Blessed Memory, and their four children arrived in Easton in August 1976. Upon Jerry’s death in March, 1986, members of the Board asked Elly where she was going to live and her reply was, “Gentlemen, I am home!!” Following services, Elly invites her congregational family to a dairy luncheon celebration. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, September 10th.

Tzedakah Program

Congregation Bnai Shalom will continue helping those in need by making the mitzvah of Tzedakah a regular feature. We will highlight charities each month in addition to helping Bnai Shalom. This form of social justice is a commitment that will continue to enrich those needing support and, in turn, enrich those who donate. Please send it to the attention of our secretary, Irene Kurpen at Bnai Shalom. She in turn will place the sealed donations into the Tzedakah Box. Under the auspices of Rabbi Melody and our accountant, there will be regular accounting and distribution of the funds. You, in turn, will receive a receipt of your donation. Since the beginnings of our previous congregations, we have been an integral part of the Easton community. Our logical focus will be to serve needy recipients in our community. If you have suggestions for our upcoming Tzedakah spotlight, please send them to Herb Woolf at:

Charity ptions for monthly donations:

1. The Easton Jewish community in support of Jewish Family Service’s 50 Acts of Kindness is collecting new children’s books to donate to ProJeCt of Easton. The books can be dropped off at Bnai Shalom from now until June 10th. Any questions please call Ellen Hof at 610-252-2131 or Susan Sosnow at 610-866-9941.

2. PRoJeCT of Easton's mission is to build a better community by helping people help themselves. 320 Ferry St, Easton, PA 18042

Visit PRoJeCT of Easton's website.

3. Safe Harbor’s mission is to foster lifelong success and stability in homeless men and women by addressing the root causes of their homelessness.

536 Bushkill Drive Easton, PA 18042

Visit Safe Harbor's website.

4. Tzedakah Box - Bnai Shalom (attention Irene Kurpen) 1545 Bushkill Street, PA 18042.

Make a Donation to Bnai Shalom


Congregation Bnai Shalom has served the Easton Jewish Community since 1839.

Congregation Bnai Shalom is a creative, inclusive congregation inviting ALL people to deepen their bonds to Judaism and to thrive in their personal journeys.

About our history

    Congregational Meeting 10:30 A.M. on Sunday June 26, 2022 in-person and via Zoom (see page 2 on Monthly bulletin for Zoom link)

    Board Meeting at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in person and via Zoom


    Congregation Bnai Shalom of Easton, Pennsylvania is a creative, inclusive congregation inviting ALL people to deepen their bonds to Judaism and to thrive in their personal journeys.

    People seated with books at a club meeting
    Bnai Shalom Book Club Organization Meeting
    • Join the Bnai Shalom Book Club at the library in-person on Sunday, May 1, 10:30 A.M. -- 12:00 P.M. We will be discussing the Book: Recommended but not required -- The Lost Shtetl by Max Gross. Please R.S.V.P: Liz Cartine: 484 373 0990 Joan Katz: 610 330 9698. We look forward to seeing you!
    • Synagogue Choir & Band
      • CBS Choir and Band Meeting: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays

      • Shavuot image with Torah shown
        Shavuot Events
        • Friday evening Shabbat Services at 7:30 P.M. on June 3 (with a touch of Shavuot and Yizkor)
        • Saturday morning Shabbat Services at 10:00 A.M. on June 4 and June 18
        • Sunday morning Shavuot Morning Service with Yizkor at 10 A.M. on June 5 in person only
        • Dinner with the Rabbi 6:30 P.M. on Friday, June 3, 2022.
        • Shavuot Dairy Dinner and Study Session Saturday, June 4th at 6:00 P.M.
        • It is traditional to gather in small groups to study on the first night of Shavuot. Join us for a delicious dairy dinner and learn about the midrashim (rabbinic stories) behind the holiday. Please RSVP to Irene at 610-258-5343
        • Join Rabbi Melody as we ascent Hawk Mountain on Sunday, June 5th at 2:00 p.m. We will relive the Sinai experience and read the story of our covenant. Bring your favorite dairy dessert to share! Torah is sweet! The trail is wheelchair accessible. Ticket Prices: Adults: $10, Seniors (65+): $7, Children (6-12): $5 and Children 5 and under: FREE
        • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd. Kempton, PA 19529. Please email Rabbi if you plan on attending.

        • Chicken Soup
          • If you're sick or under the weather, let us know. We always have homemade kosher chicken soup available. Vegetarian ‘chicken soup’ too! If possible we will drop it off to you or you can arrange to have someone pick it up. Call the office at 610-258-5343 and let us know.
          • Payment Update!
            • Please make your checks payable to Bnai Shalom and mail to 1545 Bushkill St. Easton, PA 18042
Make a Donation

Make a one time and/or automatic monthly donation to Bnai Shalom with any major credit card. If you prefer the donation be allocated to a specific fund please contact the office. Unless specified, all donations will be deposited into the General Operating fund.

Thank you for your generosity.
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