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Temple Covenant of Peace

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Welcome to our home! Temple Covenant of Peace is the Lehigh Valley’s Synagogue of the Arts. Rabbi Melody Davis and Cantor Jill Pakman believe wholeheartedly that the creative spark within each person is the nexus through which we connect to God. Our worship service is enhanced through music, poetry, stories and traditional davvenning.  We are a Reform Jewish congregation, engaging members in prayer, study, fellowship, and acts of loving kindness for our congregational family and the community at large.

 

We are home to a very diverse congregation:  including students, families with or without children, single-parent families, couples and unmarried individuals including those who are widowed or divorced and most especially, interfaith families. We are always striving to learn and expand our horizons. Our Temple is committed to warm welcomes, mutual responsibility, meaningful relationships and respect for diversity.

 

Here you will find a place of study for all ages in many different modalities: the arts, literature, traditional text study and prayer - a learning environment committed to excellence. You will find programs relevant to modern Jewish life. Here we seek to ensure that our children will be inspired, and that they will convey that spirituality to their children and grandchildren.

 

We are a synagogue filled with God’s spirit and human kindness. You will find that we believe that social justice is the core of Jewish tradition, and you will see our commitment to our responsibility to help repair the world.

 

OUR HISTORY 

The Easton Jewish community is one of the oldest in the country. Its first Jewish settlers predate the Revolution, arriving in 1750.  Temple Covenant of Peace is the third oldest synagogue in Pennsylvania and the tenth oldest in the United States. It was founded in 1839, and early membership was predominantly of German origin. Sermons, in fact, were given in German until the end of the century. The original building was, until 1959, the oldest synagogue in continuous use - 117 years.

 

Temple Covenant of Peace moved into its current residence in 1959 and was dedicated on November 27 of that year. The building contains a modern sanctuary (which seats 154 and can be expanded to 210 with added chairs), seven classrooms, adult and children’s libraries, a social hall (which can accommodate up to 275 people) and kitchen facilities.

 

TCP TODAY 

Temple Covenant of Peace is an expanding congregation, enjoying the influx of many new families into the greater Lehigh Valley from the Poconos and New Jersey. All are invited to worship together with us. We believe that you will find something that touches your neshama [soul] at Covenant of Peace. Please accept this sincere invitation to visit us, learn about us and pray with us.

About Us

WEEKLY SERVICES

Friday Night: 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Morning: In

celebration of a bar/bat mitzvah

 

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Sundays only, from Kindergarten through Confirmation

 

ACTIVITIES

Sisterhood

Rosh Chodesh

Torah Study

Book Club

Children’s choir

Adult choir    

Meditation 

Chanting

Covenant Cabaret—bi-monthly coffee house to share music, poetry, comedy and theater 

Knitting Group

 

YOUTH GROUP

National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)

 

FACILITIES

Library 

Gift Shop, call for hours

Hall Rental

Contact Us

1451 Northampton Street

Easton, PA 18042

610.253.2031

www.tcopeace.org