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Welcome To Congregation Keneseth Israel

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Worship at Keneseth Israel is joyful and spiritual, a respite from the everyday. Whether you are seeking solace, looking for prayer within community or searching for new ways of expressing Judaism, our beautiful sanctuary is there. Come discover how you can feel closer to God, community and the greater spiritual life around us.

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Social Action

Tikkun Olam is the breath of life at Keneseth Israel. Whether your want to repair the world, help one family, support struggling students, if you want to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, you will find ways that KI can support the work of your hands and heart. Come learn about what we are doing in Allentown, the Lehigh Valley and the world.

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Keneseth Israel does not believe that learning is reserved for the young alone. We have a thriving, innovative Religious School, but equally important, we offer a range of classes,study sessions, lectures and cultural activities that meet the needs of our adults. Ranging from Torah to Social Justice, music, arts and film to the study of Mussar and current topics, KI can help expand the minds of all who wish to participate.

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Upcoming Events

Stay connected with Keneseth Israel as we transform the way people experience Jewish life.

Irena’s Vow: A Reading

Motzei Shabbat, Feb 22nd 7:00p

Purim at KI!

Monday, Mar 9th 7:00p to 9:00p

Dinner and a Movie

Shabbat, Mar 21st 6:00p to 10:00p

Word Mavens

Shabbat, Mar 28th 5:30p to 10:00p

Women of KI Donor Brunch

Sunday, Apr 19th 9:30a to 11:30a

Book Discussion: Postville

Sunday, Apr 26th 10:00a to 12:00p

Annual Congregational Meeting

Wednesday, Jun 10th 7:00p to 9:00p

Annual Gala featuring Noah Aronson

Shabbat, Jun 13th 6:00p to 11:00p

6th grade reads Torah

Friday, Feb 7th (All day)

9th/10th gr. L’Taken Seminar

Friday, Feb 7th (All day)

No religious school

Sunday, Feb 16th (All day)

Irena’s Vow / 7th grade and up

Sunday, Feb 23rd 5:00p to 9:00p

6th grade reads Torah

Friday, Mar 6th (All day)

Purim carnival at JCC

Sunday, Mar 8th 1:00p to 3:00p

Purim celebration

Monday, Mar 9th 7:00p to 10:00p

Parents’ Night Out

Shabbat, Mar 14th 6:00p to 10:00p

4th grade reads Torah

Friday, Apr 3rd (All day)


Giving to Keneseth Israel

For over 10 years, Keneseth Israel has become an epicenter of young professional Jewish life, and a nurturing learning environment for all ages. As a membership organization, we rely upon our donors’ generous support to engage our ever-growing community through Jewish culture and learning.


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