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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

SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Services may be in-person, live streaming, or 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

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfZItTXHDeWVl4t0XQtMRkg

Friday Services

Friday evening service at 7:30 P.M. February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.

Saturday Services

Saturday morning service at 10:00 A.M. February 4th and 18th.


CANDLE LIGHTING in Easton, PA

Fri., Feb. 3rd - 5:04 P.M.

Fri., Feb. 10th - 5:12 P.M.

Fri., Feb. 17th - 5:20 P.M.

Fri., Feb. 24th - 5:28 P.M.

Shabbat Dinner with Rabbi

Dinner with the Rabbi on February 3rd

Friday, February 3rd at 6:00 P.M. 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 for dinner which takes place prior to Friday night services.

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

Cash Bingo Fundraiser

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MONTHLY CASH BINGO on FEBRUARY 19, 2023. Doors open at 12:15 P.M. Bingo starts at 1 P.M. 15 games and $400 Jackpot (NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGE)- PLUS TWO SPECIALS PAYOUT 50/50 + TICKET GAME. Refreshments available, no outside food allowed. 2023 Bingo dates: 2/19; 3/12; 4/09; 5/14; 6/1; 7/9; 8/13; 9/10; 11/12; 12/10 (no game in October). Please call Howard Nathanson at 484-242-5840 before purchasing your items.

The Cash Bingo and Tricky Tray Fundraiser for Bnai Shalom last month was a great success. A sincere thank you goes out to the many people who donated items for the Tricky Tray. I also want to thank Nancy Ebert, Vickie Semmel, Sue Sosnow, Ellis Weitzman, Robin Smith, Barry Glassman, Edwin Davis, Jill Nathanson, Lew and Joan Katz, and Barbara Asteak for their time and efforts during the event. A great thank you goes to Marsha Abraham for organizing and creating the amazing baskets for the Tricky Tray. The greatest thank you goes to Donna Stamets who went far above and beyond by spearheading this event. Our bingo efforts continue with the monthly Sunday game staring on January 8th. With good turnouts and a dedicated set of volunteers each month. I ask you to consider helping to ensure we have enough people each month to run a successful game. Contact Howard N. if you can help or have questions.

Celebrate Tu B'Shvat With Bnai Shalom

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Come Celebrate Tu B’shvat, The New Year of the Trees

Learn, Sing & Dream on Sunday, February 5th – 5:00 P.M.

Join us for a light Mediterranean dinner featuring the fruits of the Kabbalah and the land of Israel. We will discuss and examine how food connects us to Jewish tradition, to the Earth, to other people, and to ourselves. Suggested donation is $10.00 per person. RSVP by Monday, January 30th.

BNAI SHALOM "WICKED" PURIM SCHPIEL

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Featuring a never before seen rendition of the Purim story. Set to music inspired by the Broadway musical "Wicked!" Admission is FREE! Sunday, March 5, 2023 doors open at 4:00 P.M. Refreshments available for purchase. Basket raffle, and more! Donations cheerfully accepted.

Order Your Hamantashen

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Are you getting ready for our Wicked Purim Shpiel at Bnai Shalom? Can’t wait to sink your teeth into your favorite delicious, crumbly, three pointed cookie?

Hamantashen will be available for sale at the Wicked Purim Shpiel on March 5th!

DON’T MISS OUT! Order your favorites now and pick them up after the show! One hamantashen is $1.50, half a dozen is $9 and one dozen is $18.

Flavors include: Apricot, Raspberry, Apple Cider, Chocolate, Nutella, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Peanut Butter and the ever popular Poppy.

Hamantashen Order Form Complete the form and mail or scan and email to Irene.

Bnai Shalom Choir and Band

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

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CBS Choir and Band

Music Rehearsal 7:00 P.M. on Tuesdays. ALL ages welcome. Please bring your instruments too!

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: herbwoolf13@gmail.com.

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

About

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

    Board Meeting 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 15th in person and via Zoom

    MISSION STATEMENT

    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.


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    Bnai Shalom Book Club
    • Our Book Club meeting will take place on Sunday, February 5th 10:30 A.M. in the Bnai Shalom Library. A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith. A timeless classic filled with the joy and sorrow of adolescence. R.S.V.P: Liz Cartine: 484-373-0990 Joan Katz: 610-330-9698

    • Synagogue Choir & Band
      • CBS Choir and Band Meeting: 7:00 P.M. on Tuesdays

      • BNAI SHALOM KNITTING GROUP RESUMES MEETINGS DECEMBER 7TH
        Knitting Group
        • Please join us on Please join us on Wednesday, February 15th at 10:30 A.M. at the home of Liz Cartine, 2437 Napa Drive, Easton, PA 18040. Please RSVP to Liz at 484-373-0990

        • Chicken Soup
          KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS SICK?
          • 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.


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