Temple Covenant of Peace is a Reform congregation in Easton PA
committed to cultivating a love and understanding of the 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.
Havdallah Service - 1/31 - 6:30 pm -
Wine and Cheese Reception ReFind
437 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042
The New Year of the Trees is named for the 15th day of the month of Shevat - T'u B'shvat. The first almond blossoms have opened and the sap in the trees is beginning to rise in the Middle East as we in the Northeastern part of the United States brave the frosty winter.
It is customary to eat fruits from Israel on T'u B'Shvat: oranges, apples, figs, dates, grapes, peaches, plums, olives, pomegranates, etc. It's also traditional to eat fruits you haven't tasted in a long time - (at least 30 days) and to say the Shehecheyanu: Praised are You, Adonai, our God, Sovereign of the Universe, who has granted us life, sustained us and enabled us to reach this occasion.
Recently, T'u B'shvat has become the Jewish equivalent to Earth Day. It is thought of as an opportunity to assert our passion for Jewish continuity through environmental protection. Increasingly, Jews are part of a growing social movement behind ecological preservation, which is a very Jewish issue. The depth of Jewish values, sacred text and community all direct us toward caring for Creation. Acknowledgement of the on-going miracle of Creation is one of the three core values of Jewish prayer. (The other two being Revelation and Redemption.)
Check out our Sisterhood Gift Shop for your Holiday desires! Fun hats,
toys, games, cards, jewelry, ritual art, etc. The full range of beautiful items is on display
in the upper lobby. Just knock on the Office door for help!
Gloria Hartglass' Very Special 90th Birthday Celebration - 12/12 - 6:30 pm
Bar Mitzvah of Jake Snowiss - 12/13 - 9:30 am
TCP / BAS Kosher Chinese Dinner - 12/19 - 5:30 pm
Religious School Hanukkah Party - 12/14 - During Class Time