Temple Shirat Shalom
Founded in March 2011, we are a new and exciting congregation. We strive to be a warm and caring congregation focused on our families, our friends and our community. We recognize that our community is very diverse and every member has his/her own needs. We welcome Jews of all backgrounds, races, cultures and sexual orientations, adults and children with special needs and Jews-by-choice, and reach out to unaffiliated and interfaith families. Our members have had a long and distinguished history of service both to the Jewish people and to the general community.
Our worship experience is warm, spiritual, and uplifting. Our programs and activities are social, educational, and communal in nature.
We are a Reform-based congregation and we take with great seriousness our special responsibility to meet a wide variety of individual needs on a very personal level. We are guided by tradition, but not bound by it. We offer a
To provide all Lehigh Valley Jews looking to explore their Judaism with a safe, comforting and friendly place to pray, learn and socialize with each other while growing a strong Reform community. We will do this by:
• Always offering a welcoming experience to every member – current or new
• Treating everyone with respect and kindness
• Providing opportunities to participate in services and programs
• Offering life-long learning opportunities for all ages from child to adult
• Providing an open atmosphere of decision making where everyone has a vote
• Blending the traditional with the newest Reform thinking
Friday Night: 7 PM. at The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th Street, Allentown.
The first Friday of every month we come together for our “Pre-Neg” wine and cheese reception beginning at 6:30 PM. Every Shabbat service is followed by an Oneg Shabbat. The second Shabbat service of every month is our Wandering Jews Shabbat, with services accompanied by our TSS "house band."
Our 2012/5773 High Holy Day services will be held at Scottish Rite Cathedral located at 1533 Hamilton Street, Allentown.
Sunday, 10 AM to 12 PM, JCC of Allentown, kindergarten through confirmation.
Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 PM, third through seventh grade
Adult Hebrew: 10 AM
Great Moments in Jewish History: 11 AM. Unless noted in our bulletin, classes meet at the Jewish Community Center of Allentown.