Lehigh Valley Synagogues


The Lehigh Valley region is home to nine synagogues of every denomination. Read on to find the spiritual home you are looking for.



Congregation Sons of Israel
2715 W. Tilghman Street, Allentown

Adult education, social action, teen programs
Congregation Sons of Israel is a warm and welcoming modern Orthodox synagogue in Allentown that serves the entire Lehigh Valley community. We foster an atmosphere of spirituality, observance and individual growth. Congregation Sons of Israel is the only synagogue in the region to offer daily morning and evening minyans. A broad spectrum of educational programs appears on our calendar, and we support a strong chesed committee with our mission to invite every Jewish person to worship, study and participate in our community. 




Congregation Brith Sholom
1190 W. Macada Road, Bethlehem

Religious school, adult education, social action, teen programs

The Conservative synagogue in the heart of the Lehigh Valley that celebrates beautiful traditional practices with a contemporary awareness. Brith Sholom is an inter-generational community where newcomers become friends and friends become family. From seniors to children, couples to singles, everyone is encouraged to share their talents and viewpoint. Providing opportunities to be involved, lead, socialize and learn together. Home to some of the best cooks in the Valley! 


Temple Beth El
1305 Springhouse Road, Allentown

Religious school, adult education, social action, teen programs
Beth El is a warm, welcoming, egalitarian congregation, offering educational, spiritual and social opportunities for members of all ages and walks of life. Providing a nurturing environment in which all generations feel at home, sharing each other’s joys and sorrows. In the spirit of repairing the world, Beth El embraces the larger community. 



Chabad Lubavitch


Chabad Lubavitch of the Lehigh Valley
4457 Crackersport Road, Allentown

Pre-school, religious school, adult education, summer camp, teen programs, senior programs
Based in Allentown, Chabad's focus is on the spiritual and social needs of local Jews of all ages. They are dedicated to the furtherance of Jewish education at all levels in the hope that it will inspire you to explore your heritage and strengthen your Jewish connection. Acceptance of every Jew regardless of background or prior experience is the hallmark of Chabad’s philosophy.





Bnai Shalom
1545 Bushkill Street, Easton

Religious school, adult education, social action, teen programs, senior programs
The newly merged Bnai Shalom (formerly Bnai Abraham Synagogue and Temple Covenant of Peace) is a community of Jews that seeks to make all Jews feel at home. Their Friday evening service leans toward the Reform tradition. Their Shabbat and holiday services are more traditionally Conservative. They are a community of seekers, looking for connection to the Holy One through creativity. Members and spiritual leaders share a vision of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming community that offers many paths to Jewish prayer and supports each other in their spiritual quests. They are committed to honoring tradition while re-imagining and innovating their practices to be more accessible and relevant to 21st century Jews and their families.





Temple Israel of Lehighton
194 Bankway Street, Lehighton

Adult education, social action
Temple Israel of Lehighton is a “Jewel of a Shul” set up on a hill in Carbon County. They are a warm and caring community where all are welcome. Their practice is wide-ranging and pluralistic. They strive for connection to the Eternal through varied modalities:  music, discussion, meditation and chanting. Temple Israel is a new/old community – it was founded in 1924 and is currently in the process of “re-Jew-venation.”


Congregation Keneseth Israel
2227 Chew Street, Allentown

Religious school, adult education, social action, teen programs
KI members make the congregation what it is – a caring community committed to worship, wellness, education and mitzvot. Worship is meaningful and participatory, and people support each other during times of celebration and sadness. Through educational, worship and social opportunities designed to meet the needs of a diverse community, members enjoy an environment where the exchange of ideas is encouraged. If you want a close-knit community and to play a part in shaping how a temple can help change the world, contact KI to learn more. 


Temple Shirat Shalom
1528 Duxbury St, Allentown

Religious school, adult education, social action
TSS is a Reform-based congregation, guided by tradition, but not bound by it. It offers its members a strong sense of community, in which everyone feels valued and respected. Jews of all backgrounds are welcomed, including Jews-by-choice, and unaffiliated and interfaith families. Have you ever gone to services and felt alone in the congregation? That won’t happen at TSS!





Congregation Am Haskalah
1190 W. Macada Road, Bethlehem

Religious school, adult education, social action, teen programs
Join a warm, inclusive community! Am Haskalah is a welcoming congregation of people with diverse backgrounds including young families, mature couples, singles, LGBT families, interfaith and interracial couples. They gather as a supportive community to connect with our Jewish heritage and one another. Small, progressive, hands-on religious school with personalized instruction. Meaningful services that blend traditional melodies with modern values. All are welcome: their values-based dues structure never excludes anyone.