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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 will celebrate 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
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[…]
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…
The writing of our beautiful new Torah is very nearly finished, and we have scheduled a ceremony on Sunday June 5, 2016 to fill-in the final two words of our Torah and celebrate the completion with prayers and songs. Please join us for this joyous occasion! Where: Congregation Brith Sholom When: Sunday June 5, 2016[…]
The combined Brith Sholom-Bnai Abraham Religious School held a seder at their Sunday morning class just prior to Passover. In addition to remembering leaving Egypt and learning the traditions and melodies connected with these events in our history, they sampled the bitter herbs, charoset and, of course, the matzah. Contrary to dwelling on their afflictions,[…]
Local people gathered in Bethlehem Wednesday night to celebrate the Jewish holiday Purim… Brith Sholom helps Esther, Mordecai make news: Brith Sholom and Bnai Abraham Religious School’s annual Purim party was well-attended by kids, adults … and the press. WFMZ turned out to witness the dance party and sundae bar that followed the March 23[…]
Always a congregation to enjoy good food, Brith Sholom hosts delicious Shabbat kiddushes and dinners of a variety of foods on a regular basis. A recent 4-part class, Torah for Foodies, highlighted the treasures that the earth offers and showed that such diverse foods as are available today were not always known and must not[…]
by Casey Goldblat, special to HAKOL. On the morning of July 15, our group of eight from Brith Sholom landed in Israel. We hit the ground running and didn’t stop for the next 11 days. The focus of our trip was food, and we not only tasted it, but we also prepared it, saw how[…]
Article by Jennifer Lader: October’s Shabbaton weekend provided a welcome opportunity for our Brith Sholom-Bnai Abraham families to get to know one another, strengthening community ties: Imagine spending two days immersed in Jewish life while in a totally stress-free setting. A dozen religious school and Jewish Day School families from Congregation Brith Sholom and Bnai Abraham[…]
Article by Jennifer Lader: Brith Sholom played host to the 72nd annual Hadassah concert on Nov. 8. The Manhattan Klezmer Band thrilled a full house: 149 supporters of Hadassah met at Congregation Brith Sholom in this annual Bethlehem – Easton fundraiser to support the organization. Beneficiaries include Hadassah Medical Organization, which continues to perform[…]