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March 20th, 2020

Bring your wine for Kiddush, bring your candles and get ready to enjoy a different kind of Shabbat!

Zoom Sessions and Times for March 20, 2020 Friday Night Services:

For anyone new to Zoom, or just wanting to check that it is working - Practice Logging In 

March 20th, 2020

Shabbat Service - 7:00 pm practice and 7:30 pm service

Join Our Shabbat Service  - and if you have any trouble, contact any of the following folks - the KI Zoom Team - for assistance:

Harvey Hakim         610 417-1772
Marty Katz               484 809-2432 
Michele Salomon    347 276-5828 
Max Hakim              484 707-2085
Tom Freedman        610 751-2456 
Marc Rosenberg      610-737-8721
Ben Hakim               610 730-8497
Sandy Newman        610 217-6677


Meeting ID: 460 198 962
Password: 555383

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+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 460 198 962

Congregation Keneseth Israel - 610 435-9074

March 16th, 2020

Office is now closed....

The office is now physically closed but we are available to answer your calls. Please do not stop in - just call and we will see how we can help you. Thank you for your understanding.

March 13th, 2020

Update on Friday Night Services

To Our KI Family,

To help keep our congregants as safe as possible, KI will not hold physical services on Friday March 13th or March 20th - and will decide on future services as our understanding of the corona virus spread develops.

Even when physical gatherings for services are not possible, the reasons we gather for Shabbat can still be fulfilled! 

For March 13th, please consider joining Noah Aronson's onliine service at 7pm:  He is calling it a "Quarantine Shabbat" and it should be a really joyful and uplifting alternative.

For March 20th, we are trying to offer our own services online. We will send an update next week. 

KI wants to support our congregants in observing Shabbat.  We will read March 13th yahrtzeits at the next communal service.  We will continue to turn on yahrtzeit memorial lights for those with plaques.  If you would like support for how to celebrate Shabbat or observe yahrzeits at home - or to share ideas for how KI can best serve congregants while not meeting physically, please call the office.  The office has yahrtzeit candles and copies of prayers available. At this point, we are planning on regular office hours, but please call before you come in just to be sure (610 435-9074).

Thank you for your understanding, patience and ideas as we try to balance spiritual and communal needs, along with the need to keep us all safe.

Online Resources

Here are a few links for additional  information:
For specific questions, see the CDC's FAQ section:
For information about COVID-19 in your state, search your state's health department, which works with the CDC to monitor and implement all recommendations:
For up-to-date developments, research, and guidance from government health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO), go to:

Lehigh Valley Health Network Updates:

Sat, August 8 2020 18 Av 5780