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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. 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
Special Notices

Musical Evening and Dinner with Tommy Zito - Sunday, March 15th 6:00pm

Advance sales: Adults - $22.50, Children under 12 - $10.00

At the door: Adults - 25.00, Children - $12.50

Dinner With The Rabbi - Friday - 2/6 - 6:00 pm

Environmental/Mystical Tu B'shvat Celebration - Tuesday - 2/3 - 6:00 pm - Potluck Dinner - - Service 6:30 pm

Dinner With The Rabbi - Friday - 2/6 - 6:00 pm

Annual Easton Reunion Florida - Wednesday - 2/11

Congregational Clean Up Day - Sunday - 2/22 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Family Game / Movie Night - Saturday - 2/7 - 6:00 pm

Purim Play Rehearsals - Sundays - 2/1 & 2/22 -

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

NO TCP Book Club This Month

Knitting Group Meeting - Wednesday - 2/18 - 10:30 am

Upcoming Services & Get-Togethers


Religious School - Sundays - 2/1, 2/8, & 2/22 - 9:15 am

Torah Study - Tuesdays - 2/3, 2/17 & 2/24 - 12:00 pm

Pirkei Avot - Tuesdays - 2/3, 2/17 & 2/24 -
1:15 pm

Judaism 101 - Wednesdays - 2/4, 2/18 & 2/25 - 10:00 am

Shabbat Evening Service - Fridays - 2/6, 2/20 & 2/27 - 7:30 pm

Shabbat Evening Family Service - Friday - 2/13 - 6:30 pm

Pajama Havdallah Service - Saturday - 2/21 -

6:00 pm -

Family Ed - Shabbat Pillowcases

Music, Munchies and Art - Come in your P.J's!





From The Rabbi's Desk

The Jewish people have two holidays that do not appear in the Torah: Purim and Hanukkah. When I say 'Torah,' I am referring to the first five books. Purim does appear in the Book of Esther which appears in the third section of the Ta'Na'Kh. (Tanakh is an acronym for the subdivisions of the Hebrew Bible: Torah - the Five Books of Moses; Nevi'im - Prophets and Ketuvim - Writings.) Hanukkah doesn't appear in the Written Law at all. (The Hanukkah story is found in 1 & 2nd Maccabees which is only found in the Roman Catholic Bible.) Judaism maintains that the books of the Tanakh were transmitted in parallel with an oral tradition and this is how Hanukkah was derived . These extra-biblical holidays demand little from us in the way of observance.
There are only four mitzvoth for Purim:
1. Megillah Reading - Hearing the Purim story from the Book of Esther. This year we will be doing a reading and study group on on Erev Purim (Purim Night - March 4th at 6:00pm). Our Friday evening Purim service will have a Megillah reading as well. The service will be sung to the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - March 6th at 7:30pm. We will be reading from our brand new Megillah which was just donated to TCP by Leona Rosenberg of Chicago. Our famous (- or should I say infamous?) TCP Purim Play is The Little Per-Maid which will be performed on March 7th which leads us to our second Purim mitzvah:
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