..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 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
Friday Shabbat Evening Services 7:30 P.M. on March 1st Shabbat Services in person and streaming.
Saturday morning services 10:00 A.M. on March 2nd Shabbat Services in person and streaming.
Fri., March 1 - 5:35 P.M.
Fri., March 8 - 5:43 P.M.
Fri., March 15th - 6:50 P.M.
Fri., March 22nd - 6:58 P.M.
Fri., March 29rd - 7:05 P.M.
Please make plans to join us at Bnai Shalom as we are blessed to have Cantors Jill Pakman and Dr. Bob Weiner leading our worship services this year.
1) If you have Covid or any other virus, do not attend services in person. The services will be streamed on the Bnai Shalom Easton PA YouTube channel.
2) Some rows in the sanctuary will be designated as mask-mandatory rows. Masks must be worn in these rows.
Holiday observances Begins sunset of Saturday, March 23, 2024 (with the Purim Night Megillah reading taking place that evening) and ends nightfall of Sunday, March 24, 2024 , and the holiday concludes at nightfall the following day. Ta'anit Esther - March 21, 2024 Shushan Purim - March 25, 2024
With celebrations including costumes, skits and songs, noisemakers, and gifts of food, Purim is definitely full of fun! Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (M'gillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday: Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king's adviser, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of Persia from destruction. The reading of the m'gillah typically is a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud.
Purim is an unusual holiday in many respects. First, Esther is the only biblical book in which God is not mentioned. Second, Purim, like Hanukkah, is viewed as a minor festival according to Jewish custom, but has been elevated to a major holiday as a result of the Jewish historical experience. Over the centuries, Haman has come to symbolize every anti-Semite in every land where Jews were oppressed. The significance of Purim lies not so much in how it began, but in what it has become: a thankful and joyous affirmation of Jewish survival.
Now is a good time to plan Mishloat Manot treat bags!
Join us for a fun time at Bnai Shalom BINGO!
Doors open at 12:15 P.M. Bingo starts at 1 P.M.
There are 15 games and $350 Jackpot (NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGE)- PLUS TWO SPECIAL PAYOUT 50/50 + TICKET GAMES.
Refreshments available, no outside food allowed.
2024 Bingo dates:
MARCH 3; APRIL 7; MAY 5; JUNE 2; JULY 7; AUGUST 4; SEPTEMBER 8; **NO GAME IN OCTOBER** NOVEMBER 3; DECEMBER 8
Please call Howard Nathanson at 484-242-5840 before purchasing your items.
Thank you to 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.
Congregation Bnai Shalom is now interviewing for a settled (a permanent position) Rabbi.
If you would like to apply for this permanent position, please reach out to the Rabbi Search Committee to submit your full CV with qualifications, work history, along with references.
While the search continues, we find ourselves without a Rabbi or Cantorial coverage for July and August 2023. At a special executive session, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to hire Professor Robert Weiner to temporarily assist us with some day-to-day rabbinic responsibilities necessary to keep our congregation vibrant and thriving.
Bob, a Torah scholar, will conduct services July and August, as well as classes such as Torah on Tuesdays and Judaism for our Time. He will make hospital visits, congregant visits, assist Cantor Jill with Friday night Shabbat services, conduct Saturday morning Shabbat services, work with candidates interested in conversion classes, and will be available for congregant counseling. Bob and Cantor Jill will work as a team to provide meaningful High Holy Day services.
Bob will perform these responsibilities from July 1 through December 31, 2023. Should we be successful in contracting with a Rabbi prior to December 31st, the new Rabbi will assume all rabbinic responsibilities upon hire.
Please join me in welcoming Bob in this position.
Make your own kind of music, sing your own special song…
CBS Choir and Band
Music Rehearsal 7:00 P.M. on Tuesdays. ALL ages welcome. Please bring your instruments too!
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, March 20th in the CBS Library live and via Zoom
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.