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..as of August 1, 2020 we ALL are now members of Bnai Shalom. We are now a legally merged congregation.

Marc Abo and Harvey Cartine, Co-Presidents Bnai Shalom

SERVICES


Candle Lighting Times and Service Schedule

Shabbat Services Eastern Standard Time

Register in advance.

Shabbat Services Eastern Standard Time

Summer Friday Night Services: 7:30 P.M. and Family Shabbat Service in July at 7:00 P.M.

Friday Evening Shabbat Services via Zoom and up to 25 people in person by reservation. All people who attend services in person must be vaccinated. Please call Irene to register.

July 2 – 7:30 P.M. Shabbat Service

July 09 – 7:00 P.M. Family Shabbat Service

July 16 – 7:30 P.M. Shabbat Service TBD

July 23 – 7:30 P.M. Shabbat Service TBD

July 30 – 7:30 P.M. Shabbat Service


Saturday Morning Services via Zoom

July 3 – 10:00 A.M. Shabbat Service - Conservative style service via Zoom

July 17– 10:00 A.M. Shabbat Service Alternative TBD

Please register in advance for these Zoom services.

Candle Lighting

Friday, July 2 - 8:15 P.M.

Friday, July 9 - 8:13 P.M.

Friday, July 16 - 8:09 P.M.

Friday, July 23 - 8:04 P.M.

Friday, July 30 - 7:57 P.M.

Annual Congregation Meeting

Bnai Shalom Annual Congregation Meeting on July 11, 2021 at 10:30

Annual Congregational Meeting July 11, 2021

Please plan to join us on Sunday, July 11th at 10:30 a.m. via zoom and in person, when we will be electing a new Board of Directors for Bnai Shalom and approval of Bnai Shalom revised By-Laws.

The following Slate of Officers and Directors was proposed by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

The membership will be asked to approve the Slate at the Annual Congregational Meeting July 11, 2021.

Please contact the Nominating Committee Chair with any concerns.

Adult B'nei Mitzvah Classes

Adult B'nei Mitzvah Class

Friday, August 6th & Saturday, August 7th Observing Shabbat in a secular society can be difficult. Care to try it out? Join us for a traditional Shabbat!

August 6th:

5:30 pm – Shabbat Dinner

7:30 pm – Your Bubbie’s Shabbos Service with Installation of our new board followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat

August 7th

10:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Shabbat Morning Service

12:30 pm – Kiddush Luncheon

2:00 pm – Afternoon Activities: Games, Reading, Walking, Napping….

4:30 pm – The Rebbe’s Tisch [Table] - Stories from our tradition interspersed with songs, sweets and schnapps.

5:30 pm – Afternoon Service – Mincha

7:00 – Dinner – (Meat and Vegetarian)

9:00 – Havdalah outdoors followed by Melaveh Malkah (Dessert and Music!)

Use this link: https://www.bnaishalomeaston.org/donations.html to make your donations or you can send us a check.

All donations will be greatly appreciated. All attending must be vaccinated – Please call Irene NO LATER THAN 7/22 to make a reservation.

Download form to register for "Let's Do Shabbos" Weekend

New Kids Corner

Jewish Family Service is proud to offer two different scholarships to high school seniors heading to college this year. Applications are due on May 14, 2021. Please call 610-821-8722 for more information.

Gaines Family Foundation Prize in Engineering

$1,000 to students enrolling in a college engineering program in fall 2021

To qualify an applicant must:

· Be a Jewish high school student living in the Lehigh Valley

· Have demonstrated potential for success in engineering

· ​Have been accepted to a college or university, with the intent to enroll in an engineering program

What to Submit:

· An essay (500 words or fewer) highlighting educational interests, and career plans

· Two letters of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors and/or religious leaders

· Copy of a recent transcript

​Merit awards (non needs-based) of $1,000 are available. If requesting a needs-based scholarship, please include a college financial aid application.

Send application information to:

Lewis & Roberta Gaines Scholarship Committee

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley

2004 W. Allen Street, Allentown, PA 18104

Martin Philip Memorial Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to be used toward post high school educational expenses.

To qualify, an applicant must:

· Be a Jewish high school student residing in the Lehigh Valley

· Have participated in community service and/or school activities

· Have been accepted to a college, university, community college, yeshiva, vocational or technical school

To apply:

Send a written essay (500 words or fewer) highlighting interests and future plans

Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors, community members and/or religious leaders

Send the application information to:

Martin Philip Memorial Scholarship Committee

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley

2004 W. Allen Street, Allentown, PA 18104


Board Members and Membership Committee Members are not eligible for these contests.

Tzedakah Program

Congregation Bnai Shalom will continue helping those in need by making the mitzvah of Tzedakah a regular feature. We will highlight two 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: herbwoolf13@gmail.com.

Three options for this month’s donations:

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

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About

Congregation Bnai Shalom has served the Easton Jewish Community since 1839. These neighboring synagogues have merged as of August 1, 2020 and are now Congregation Bnai Shalom...

About our history
    ANNUAL CONGREGATION MEETING

    10:30 A.M. - Sunday, July 11th (in person and via Zoom)

    BOARD MEETING

    7:00 P.M. – Wednesday, July 21st (via Zoom)

    Special Service to Bless Our Animals
    Blessing of Our Animals

    Blessing of the Animals in person on June 26th – 10:00 A.M. Please call Irene to register. All people who attend services in person must be vaccinated.

    Potluck Dish
    Camp Shabbat Pot Luck Dinner

    Potluck Dinner and 4th of July sing-a-long during Oneg Shabbat on July 2, 2021 at 6:15 P.M. You bring the veggies and fruit. We’ll bring the Hebrew Nationals! Please call Irene to register (Must be vaccinated) – Wear your Blues and Whites!

    Payment Update!
    • Please make your checks payable to Bnai Shalom and mail to 1545 Bushkill St. Easton, PA 18042
    • Cancelled Activities
      • Book Club activities cancelled.
      • Knitting Group activities cancelled.
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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.


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