Beth Israel Congregation

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Beth Israel Congregation
Bloomsburg, PA

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Picnic in the Park


Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, noon-2 p.m.


Join us for a picnic potluck at beautiful Bloomsburg Town Park! We'll provide kosher hamburgers and hot dogs. The rest of the menu will be whatever people bring to share! Please, no alcohol or anything with dairy.

Celebrate Shabbat


Friday, July 26, 7 p.m.


Check out the new siddurs we're considering purchasing, and let us know what you think! Bring your favorite dessert or light snack to share afterward!

June 8, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Let's give our synagogue a little love. Afterward, we'll celebrate with pizza and ice cream!

No experience needed - we've got jobs for all ages and abilities!

Celebrate Shabbat and Shavuot


Friday, June 7, 7 p.m.


President Michael Tuchman will lead this spring service, followed by our every-popular vegetarian potluck!

Celebrate Shabbat


Friday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.


Afterwards, we'll enjoy a vegetarian potluck and each other's company!

Holocaust Remembrance Day and National Day of Prayer


Thursday, May 2, 2019


The synagogue will be open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for silent prayer, meditation and reflection. 

6 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019
RSVP BY APRIL 1 - we have to give the caterer a headcount.
Reservation form is here.


Hamantachen Baking: 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019
Purim Party: 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20


Friday, March 1, 7 p.m., 2019


Led by Zehner Evans.


We're joining synagogues across the United States and Canada to give an especially warm welcome to this weekly holiday. We'll follow the service with a vegetarian potluck.


Celebrate Shabbat


Friday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m., 2019


Led by Jessica Slotkin and Susan Schwartz.


Afterwards, we can enjoy a vegetarian potluck and each other's company!

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Come join us as we learn about making challah and its role in Judaism.  Afterwards, we'll have a kosher meal featuring Jewish soul food — chicken matzoh ball soup, salad and apple cake, and of course fresh challah!

Celebrate Shabbat


Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 7 p.m.


Led by President Michael Tuchman.


A light vegetarian oneg will follow.

Hanukkah Party and Potluck


Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, 5 p.m.


Celebrate Hanukkah with live music, stories, gifts and food.  Everyone is welcome!


Celebrate Shabbat


Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, 5:30 p.m.


Led by Zehner Evans.


A vegetarian potluck will follow.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, 10 a.m.

Beth Israel Congregation in Bloomsburg invites our friends and neighbors of all faiths to join us as we mourn those murdered at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh and pray for healing for the injured.

Celebrate Shabbat


Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, 6:30 p.m.


Led by Jessica Slotkin, President Michael

Tuchman and Susan Schwartz.


A vegetarian potluck will follow.

High Holidays 2018/ 5779


Rosh Hashanah Services  - Sept. 9-Sept. 10


Yom Kippur Services - Sept. 18-Sept. 19


It's time for new beginnings! We have a new rabbi, a new shofar contest, and a new cook preparing a kosher brisket for Rosh Hashanah!


You don't have to be Jewish to enter our new shofar blowing contest! The member of the congregation who comes in first will blow the shofar for Rosh Hashanah in the synagogue.  But the overall winner of the contest will win a $25 gift certificate to Brennan's Big Chill for the best ice cream in town!

July 8, 2018
Our synagogue could use some TLC! Check out the list to see what projects appeal to you!  No experience needed - you may pick up some new skills!