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The generations need each other, yet many of us today find ourselves setting down roots in new places…
Congregation Brith Sholom has a robust Religious School and compelling Adult Education classes…
In 2016, our congregation celebrated 30 years of rich Jewish communal life on the corner of Macada and Jacksonville Roads here in Bethlehem, Pa. This milestone provides an opportunity to ensure the future of Brith Sholom through capital improvements that will meet both the physical needs of the building and our spiritual needs through Torah.
The wood and glass construction and the surrounding trees and shrubbery create a feeling of warmth and bring a sense of beauty and nature into the sanctuary. The main sanctuary, with its wooden structures and central pulpit, is reminiscent of the old synagogues of Europe, most of them destroyed by the Nazis during World War II…
Welcome to Brith Sholom!
We embrace and inspire Jews of all ages with: Communal celebration of Jewish living: meaningful and easy-to-follow services; enjoying a cup of coffee together after a delicious kiddush luncheon; getting together for good times and holidays among friends, in shul or out. Exceptional Jewish learning: Rabbi Michael Singer says that teaching is one of his favorite things, and it shows in the fascinating classes he leads and brings to your level, whether you are a newbie or a Torah scholar. Social connections: Brith Sholom is “where friends become family” because we have a mix of transplants and Lehigh Valley natives, ages ranging from 9 months to vibrant 90s, and diverse interests and professions, yet are able to forge meaningful relationships. All this in the context of a loving, spiritually engaging, and passionate traditional and evolving Judaism.
We welcome you to join us for a Shabbat morning or holiday service, stay for Kiddush, and meet the members of our congregation. You do not have to be a member to come and experience a service at Brith Sholom.
Generation to Generation The Brith Sholom Endowment Fund is committed to supporting outstanding programs for the benefit of the entire Jewish community. If you wish to become a part of this significant endeavor, please call the Brith Sholom office to arrange a meeting with an Endowment Fund trustee.
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Congregation Brith Sholom Staff
Rabbi Michael Singer
Rabbi Allen Juda
Congregation News and Simchas
By Jennifer Lader of Hadassah Bethlehem-Easton: Klezmer music started with itinerant musicians who traveled from town to town in Greece, the Balkans and other European lands during the Middle Ages, playing for weddings and other simchas. “The players were called ‘klezmorin’ and klezmer means ‘vessel of song,’” said Barry Wahrhaftig, founder and guitarist of Hot Read more about Hot Club to perform Hadassah concert[…]
Families, the Community Food Pantry will be open on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Stop by after Sunday school with your donations and help us stock our pantry. Can’t stop by on Nov. 12? Bring these nonperishable Thanksgiving food items to the· Community Food Pantry or the JCC from Nov. 1 -19 Read more about Buy a Thanksgiving, Give a Thanksgiving[…]
Old World Folk Band will be presented on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 from 3 to 6PM at Congregation Brith Sholom, 1190 Macada Road in Bethlehem, Pa. Reservations can be made at 610-866-8009. Admission is $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $50 for premium seating. H’ors d’oeuvres and dessert are included. With its poignant melodies, Read more about Old World Folk Band: From Klezmer to Motown 10/29/17[…]
Life and Legacy is a 4-year partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit local synagogues, Jewish day schools, social service organizations, and other Jewish entities. YOU CAN HELP STRENGTHEN AND SUSTAIN BRITH SHOLOM FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS BY MAKING Read more about Life and Legacy[…]
The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is joining with Federations across North America to collect funds to help address the impact of an unprecedented 480 fires that raged across Israel, displacing nearly 100,000 people and ravaging thousands of acres of land. The impact of the devastation on Israelis will be long-lasting. People must now return Read more about Israel Fire Emergency Fund[…]
Yiddish Film Festival continues on February 26th at Brith Sholom: The 1938 film, “Mamele” belongs to Molly Picon, “Queen of the Yiddish Musical,” who shines as Mamele (little mother), the dutiful daughter keeping her family intact after the death of their mother. She’s so busy cooking, cleaning and matchmaking for her brothers and sisters that she Read more about Next Playing at Brith Sholom: ‘Mamale’[…]
Congregation Brith Sholom’s tour will cover Israel’s many wonders: Jerusalem, Cesarea, Lake Kinneret and the Galilee, Golan Heights, Masada, the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean Coast all while creating a sense of community along the way. The itinerary is expertly designed with exciting activities for adults of all ages. Read more…
By Jennifer Lader. There is a sure way to prove that one person can make a difference, and that is to try. Try to help others; to feed, clothe and comfort those in need; to shield them from harm. That is what Raoul Wallenberg did. A Swedish diplomat, he saved tens of thousands of Budapest Read more about IJCU to honor Rabbi Allen Juda[…]
The Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding has announced a Wallenberg lecture for Sunday, September 18, with the Honoree, Rabbi Allen Juda, having a reception and dinner beforehand. Details follow: WALLENBERG TRIBUTE LECTURE Sunday, September 18 @ 3:30p Raoul Wallenberg – A Humanitarian for an Inhuman Age – Then & Now Kati Marton, Best-selling & award-winning writer Read more about Wallenberg Lecture Honoree is Rabbi Juda[…]
Thanks to Jennifer Lader for making this lovely video about Brith Sholom’s new Torah. To see new video, please go to the Galleries page and click on the link…