..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
Due to the recent spike in Covid cases in the Lehigh Valley, we will be making some short-term changes for December and January for the safety of our congregation. After discussion with Dr. Walker (Medical Committee), Rabbi Davis, Ritual Committee, and Executive Board, there will be no onegs, dinners or in–house services. Services will be held via zoom only. Religious School will continue in person. This policy will be re-evaluated in January.
Call in number is the same for all zoom events – 1–646–558–8656 unless otherwise stated.Services
Fri, Jan 1 – 7:30 P.M.
Fri, Jan 14 – 7:30 P.M.
Fri, Jan 21 – 7:30 P.M.
Fri, Jan 28 – 7:30 P.M.CALL OFFICE AHEAD TO REGISTER! Friday Night Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYucuiuqDoqE9MT2yt6YGL2XF7Pb-Ac3pol Phone 1-646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 823 5166 1097
Jan 8 – 10:00 A.M. Shabbat Service Conservative
Jan 15 – 10:00 A.M. Junior Congregation Shabbat Service
Fri, Jan 7 - 4:32 P.M.
Fri, Jan 14 - 4:39 P.M.
Fri, Jan 21 - 4:47 P.M.
Fri, Jan 28 - 4:56 P.M.
Update! Dinner on Saturday, December 25th – 5:00 P.M. at Bnai Shalom has been cancelled per Covid-19 committee. This event may be rescheduled at a later date. Contact the office for more information.
Update! This event will not be meeting in-person on Sunday, January 9th per Covid-19 committee. This event may be rescheduled at a later date. Contact the office for more information. Anita Solow will be teaching Mahjong.
Mahjong is a tile game developed in China during the Qing dynasty and is popular in the United States and around the world.
Please answer the following questions when you register.
1) What is your level of experience?
A. I am a novice and/or never played
B. I have some experience
C. I am an experienced player
2) Do you need childcare? If so, please let us know the ages of your children.
3) Do you have a Mahjong set?
If you are interested, please RSVP by January 2nd by calling Irene or email firstname.lastname@example.org The cost is $50 for four classes.
We look forward to seeing you January 9th!
Asa Hochhauser was 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.
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.
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
Board Members and Membership Committee Members are not eligible for these contests.
Jonathan Murdoch, son of Sharon and Jeff Murdoch has earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. Jon is a member of Boy Scout Troop #61 and is a resident of Stewartsville, New Jersey. Only 3 to 4 percent of Boy Scout members ever attain this prestigious honor. Jon is also a member of the Order of the Arrow.
Jon, 19, of Phillipsburg High and now Virginia Wesleyan University, earned 30 merit badges. (21 merit badges are required to receive the Eagle Scout award.)
For his final project he managed an effort to build a full set of heavy-duty picnic tables for the pavilion in the new Thomas Stewart Park in his hometown. Mazal tov to Jon and his family!
We are so proud of his accomplishment!
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
December 2021 - no meeting
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.
Bnai Shalom sends a special thank you to all those who baked, packed, and delivered Hanukkah cookies for the Congregation. Judy Woolf was gracious enough to Chair this event. The committee participants included Aliette Abo, Hannah Brough, Liz Cartine, Nancy Ebert, Theo Lemon, Sue Mandela, Rabbi Melody, Susan Nussbaum, Vickie Semmel, Robin Smith, Anita Solow, Sue Sosnow and Jessica Ytkin
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.