Temple Covenant of Peace is a Reform congregation in Easton PA committed to cultivating a love and understanding of Jewish heritage, to stimulate fellowship in the Jewish Community and to strengthen the bonds of loyalty with the Jewish people everywhere. At 175 years old, our Temple is the third oldest in Pennsylvania and the tenth oldest in the United States. Through weekly services, programs and study, we celebrate our heritage. We hope you will consider becoming an active member of our congregational family. Our Temple
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  • Shabbat Services

    Friday Night Services

    Details in the (bulletin)
    1/4 - Evening Shabbat @ 7:30pm                      
    1/11 - Family Service Shabbat @ 6:30pm           
    1/18 - Evening Shabbat of Song! @ 7:30pm             
    1/25 - Evening Shabbat @ 7:30pm                      

    Shabbat Morning Services


    1/5, 1/12, 1/19 with Rabbi Melody at BAS
                           
    1/26 Java & Jeans!                       

    Family Shabbat Service

    January 11th
    6:30pm
    An earlier time so younger congregants can more easily attend.

    Special Remembrance

    Service of Rememberance & Hope

    In rapid response to the blood bath at Tree of Life Synagogue
    in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA, a community
    service of Remembrance and Hope was organized by Rabbi Melody.
    WFMZ video on the service

    Special Notices

    Religious School

    Shul is in, Teachers & Students!
    It's January! 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27 @ 9:15am.
    Coffee & bagels await, but come early so you'll have time!

    Dinner with the Rabbi

    Join Edwin and Rabbi Melody for Shabbat dinner
    January 4 at 6:15pm
    please RSVP Irene at 610-253-2031

    Tu B’shvat, The New Year of the Trees

    Come celebrate our 7th annual Tu B’shvat seder!
    January 20th @ 5pm
    RSVP by 1/17 please to (610)253-2031
    or tcp@rcn.com

    Easton Jewish Reunion! East & West Coast Gatherings!

    Luscious Sunday Brunch in Wellington, FL
    February 6 - 11, 2019 (East Coast)
    West Coast: February 1 - 5, 2019
    Details in the Bulletin!

    Challah-Date!

    Young Professionals Singles Night Out
    January 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
    Come learn a whole new twist to Challah Baking!
    See the Bulletin for details

    Kosher Deli Lunch and Passover

    Shopping Expedition Bus Ride

    Join us on Sunday, April 7th
    Learn about the origin, laws and customs of Passover.
    Find out why we do what we do! Share your memories over a wonderful lunch at a Kosher Delicatessen.

    Security System Upgrade Appeal


    TCP intends to upgrade our current security system. Please see the Bulletin (p7) for details.
    Please consider our appeal by assisting us with the cost of this improvement, either with a donation of $10 or perhaps a more generous donation.
    Your donation can be made directly to "Security Fund" at TCP.

    Brotherhood meeting
    at "The State" Breakfast Spot

    9:35am
    January 13th


    B'nai Mitzvah Corner!


    Let us celebrate the call to the Torah for
    Teddy Kassanoff on November 17th!

    Mazel Tov, Teddy!


    B'nai Mitzvah Projects


    Teddy Kassanoff is an 8th grader at the Easton Area Middle School. He is very passionate about the environment, and loves spending time in the outdoors, hiking, and being surrounded by nature.
    For his Bar Mitzvah Project, Teddy will be raising funds for the World Wildlife Federation. His fundraising goal is $600. The WWF has worked for nearly 60 years to project the future of nature. Any donations can be made on Teddy’s personalized webpage.

    Classes

    Torah Study

    Tuesdays: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 1/29
    12:30pm
    Conact TCP at 610-253-2031 for more info.

    Judaism in Today's World

    Wednesdays: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
    10am

    Upcoming Meetings, Activities & Get-Togethers

    TCP Book Club (normally 2nd Thursday every month)

    Discussing: "Educated” by Tara Westoner
    March 14th
    Discussing: “Once We Were Brothers” by Ronald Balson
    April 11th
    Discussing: “Thrown Upon the World” by George Kobler
    May 9th

    TCP/BAS Knitting Group

    January 9th @ 10:30am
    RSVP with Laura Friedman
    The Bnai Abraham Temple Covenant of Peace knitting group has contributed 904 blankets,innumerable caps, hats, scarfs, slippers, sweaters to our donations. We have donated to over six non-profit organizations. If you wish to knit at home and join our donations, please knit with acrylic yarn (no wool or wool blend). It must be machine washable and dryable.


    Moved? Moving?

    Please notify Irene at the Temple office
    if you have a change in circumstance .....
    A change of address, if there is a
    marriage, children, family member
    entering a nursing home, or a change in
    membership status.

    We do need to keep your records up to
    date.

    Thank you.

    Board Meeting - TCP
    January 9th @ 7pm

    Board Meeting - BAS
    January 15th @ 7pm

    Congregational Meeting
    Agenda: New By-Laws, a Memorandum of Understanding, and a final Plan of Merger.
    February 3rd @ 12:30pm

    From The Rabbi's Desk

    A Reflection from the Rabbi
    (Updated 11/3)


    Hot Topics

    TCP Amazon Link

    Support TCP while shopping at Amazon.com by using this link.
    (For more details on this see the info on the "Support Us"

    Union for Reform Judaism

    Temple Facebook page

    Facebook


    Community

    Chronic Conditions Growth & Support Group

    Share strategies, frustrations and successes!
    Focuses on chronic illness, pain and daily challenges.
    We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, 10:30am - 12pm
    Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley
    http://www.jfslv.org

    Fact

    Untreated alcoholism and addictions always result
    in death, prison or institutionalization.

    RECOVERY MEETING SCHEDULE
    for Jews, Non-Jews and interested people.
    8:30 P.M. Tuesday Keneseth Israel Allentown
    6:15 A.M. Daily Chabad House Allentown


    Other Resources


    AddictionResource.com, a group of folks who raise awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps local communities stay drug-free.

    American Society of Addiction Medicine, who also promotes drug abuse prevention and treatment.

    Shabbat Times

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