1545 Bushkill Street
Easton, PA 18042
Phone: (610) 258-5343
Fax: (610) 330-9100
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Service Schedule

Thursday, 7:25 am
Minyan

Friday, 8:00 pm
Shabbat Evening Services

Saturday, 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Services

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Jewish WeddingFrom weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs to business functions and lectures, our facility is a great setting and location for your special occasion.
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BAS Office Hours

Synagogue office is closed on Mondays and Fridays. Hours open: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Bulletin Distribution

We are going green and encourage bulletin distribution through email. We will also communicate emergencies and special events through email. If you have not sent your email address to Bnai Abraham office staff, please submit it now.

If you would like family members or others to receive a copy of the bulletin, please send name, address, and $15 payment to Elaine at Bnai Abraham.

Religious School

BAS Religious School welcomes all children ages 1-8th grade to enrolll in 2009-2010 program. Everyone is welcome.
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Tribute donations are gifts that are made in someone's honor or memory, in appreciation of someone, or to commemorate a special occasion. If desired, your tribute will be listed in our Bulletin and a notification card may be sent to the person or family for whom you have made the tribute.

Tribute gifts may be directed to the BAS General Operating or to any other BAS fund specified. (Descriptions of the various funds will be made available for viewing soon.)

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Jewish Tzedakah (Acts of Righteousness)

"When, in a settlement in the land that G-d your Lord is giving you, any of your brothers is poor, do not harden your heart or shut your hand against your needy brother. Open your hand generously... Make every effort to give him, and do not feel bad about giving it, since G-d your Lord will then bless you in all your endeavors, no matter what you do. The poor will never cease to exist in the land, so I am commanding you to open your hand generously to your poor and destitute brother in your land." Dvarim (Deuteronomy) 15:7-11

"When you lend money to My people, to the poor man among you, do not press him for repayment. [Also] do not take interest from him." Shemot (Exodus) 22:24

"When you reap your land's harvest, do not completely harvest the ends of your fields. Do not pick up individual stalks [that have fallen]. Do not pick the incompletely formed grape clusters in your vineyards. Do not pick up individual [fallen grapes] in your vineyards. [All the above] must be left for the poor and the stranger." Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:9-10

Tzedakah is one of the three acts that gain us forgiveness from our sins. The High Holiday liturgy repeatedly states that G-d has inscribed a judgment against all who have sinned, but teshuvah (repentance), tefilah (prayer) and tzedakah can alleviate the decree.

The obligation to perform tzedakah can be fulfilled by giving money to the poor, to synagogues, to health care institutions, or to educational institutions. It can also be fulfilled by supporting your children beyond the age when you are legally required to, or supporting your parents in their old age.

Levels of Tzedakah (Charity) Certain kinds of tzedakah are considered more meritorious than others. How to give charity, from the most meritorious to the least meritorious:

  1. Enabling the recipient to become self-reliant
  2. Giving when neither party knows the other's identity
  3. Giving when you know the recipient's identity, but the recipient doesn't know your identity
  4. Giving when you do not know the recipient's identity, but the recipient knows your identity
  5. Giving before being asked
  6. Giving after being asked
  7. Giving less that you should, but giving it cheerfully
  8. Giving begrudgingly

Where and Who to give charity to, in order of priorities:

  1. Family and close relatives
  2. Local Jewish community
  3. Jewish community in Eretz Israel
  4. Jewish communities worldwide
  5. Local community in general
  6. International assistance to needy people