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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. Our Temple
Special Notices

Gloria Hartglass'

Very Special 90th Birthday

Family Service - 12/12 - 6:30 pm

Special Oneg sponsored by the Camuti & Snowiss families.

Bar Mitzvah of Jake Snowiss - 12/13 - 9:30 am TCP

TCP/BAS Kosher Chinese Dinner - 12/19 - 5:30 pm

Religious School Hanukkah Party - 12/14 - During Class Time  

Family Game / Movie Night - 12/6 - 6:00 pm

Purim Play Auditions - 12/7 - 12:30 pm

TCP Book Club - 12/11 - 10:30 am

Knitting Group Meeting - 12/17 - 10:30 am

Upcoming Services & Get-Togethers

Torah Study - Tuesdays - 12/2 & 12/9 - 12:00 pm
NO Torah Study on 12/16 12/23 & 12/30

Pirkei Avot - Tuesdays - 12/2, 12/9 - 1:15 pm
NO Pirkei Avot on 12/16,12/23 & 12/30

Judaism 101 - Wednesdays - 12/3 & 12/10 - 10:00 am
NO Judaism 101 on 12/17, 12/24 & 12/31

Religious School - Sundays- 12/7, 12/14 & 12/21 - 9:15 am
NO Religious School - 12/28

Rosh Chodesh Group Meeting - 12/07 - 1:30 pm at the home of Cindy Daniels. Charlotte Zales is the featured speaker and will speak about her recent trip to Israel. Latkes and Laughter too!





From The Rabbi's Desk

Hanukkah was the first holiday which was added to the Jewish calendar in 165BCE. Until that time, only holidays mentioned in the Torah were observed: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Succot, Pesach and Shavu'ot. That being said, it seems to me that it is one of the most flexible holidays around, ready for new ways to add to the celebration! There is indirect precedent for this in the Shulchan Aruch. Some say that the word חנוּכה is actually an acronym for "ח נֵרוֹת וְהַלָכָה כְּבֵית הִלֵל." Eight [candles] and the halacha is like the House of Hillel. (This refers to the discussion between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai regarding the proper way in which to light the Hanukkiyah, the special 8 branched menorah we light for Hanukkah. Since the miracle was greatest on the first day, Shammai ruled that eight candles should be lit on the first night and the number should be decreased on each successive night. Hillel felt that we should begin with one candle and add one each night based on the Talmudic premise that we increase in sanctity, not reduce. (Shabbat 21b)

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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