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Marc Abo and Harvey Cartine, Co-Presidents Bnai Shalom


Candle Lighting Times and Service Schedule


All services will be live streamed and in person including Saturday services Live Streaming Directions Bnai Shalom Easton PA YouTube channel:

NOTE: You can also access the page by the following steps:

1) open a browser from your computer, tablet, or phone

2) go to

3) In the Search box at the top of the YouTube page, type “Bnai Shalom Easton PA” and click the search button

4) Click either the Bnai Shalom icon or on the words “Bnai Shalom Easton PA” on the page and select the service.

Friday Night Services – Live streaming and in person

Friday, October 1 – 7:30 P.M. Shabbat Service

Friday, October 8 – 6:30 P.M. Family Shabbat Service

Friday, October 15, 22 and 29 – 7:30 P.M. Shabbat Service

When: Saturday Morning Conservative Service – October 2nd at 10:00 A.M. live streaming and in person

When: Saturday Morning Alternative Service – October 16th at 10:00 A.M. live streaming and in person

When: Saturday Morning Bar Mitzvah of Asa Hochhauser – October 30th at 9:30 A.M. live streaming and in person


Friday, October 1 at 6:23 P.M.

Friday, October 8 at 6:12 P.M.

Friday, October 15 at 6:02 P.M.

Friday, October 22 at 5:52 P.M.

Friday, October 29 at 5:43 P.M.

Shabbat Services Eastern Standard Time

Contact Bnai Shalom office to register.

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 register in advance. Note: After registering for ANY zoom presentation, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Note: Once you register, there is no need to register each time. To join, use the same phone number every week.

Bar Mitzvah of Asa Hochhauser

Asa Hochhauser will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on October 30, 2021. Asa is an eighth grade student at the Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley and loves playing basketball at the JCC and attending Camp Ramah in the Poconos during the summer.

The Bar Mitzvah of Asa will be open to the congregation at Bnai Shalom, but you must wear a mask. We also ask that anyone who is not feeling well or has symptoms of illness please stay at home. Kiddush luncheon is open to the congregation and guests following services. If you choose to watch the service via zoom please register in advance by calling the office for Zoom links and passcodes.

As part of his Bar Mitzvah preparations, Asa began researching mitzvah projects this past spring and made the decision to actively seek support and funding for Magen David Adom.

Magen David Adom

I chose to raise money for Magen David because they are the primary first responder organization in Israel, formally recognized by the Red Cross as Israel’s official rescue organization, and operator of the national blood bank. For example, they help victims of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and all types of life threatening emergencies. The people they help are often traumatized and in situations beyond their control. Magen David helps them out for no personal gain. Read more

Please visit the website below to make your donation to my Bar Mitzvah campaign because Magen David saves lives. Thank you for helping this great organization.

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:

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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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

    7:00 P.M. – Wednesday, October 20th via Zoom

    Special Service

    Sunday, October 24th – 11:00 A.M. – Anti-Defamation League Understanding Hate and Extremism lecture via Zoom.

    Saturday October 30th – 9:30 A.M. – Asa Hochhauser Bar Mitzvah – in person and live streaming.

    Machzor during High Holy days
    High Holiday Books

    Do you need to borrow a liturgical Machzor during the high holy days? If so, contact the Bnai Shalom office to reserve a book in advance. You will need to leave a deposit in the amount of $54 for one book and $108 for two books that will be returned to you when you bring the books back after the holidays.

    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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