About Us

Congregation Sons of Israel is an Orthodox synagogue located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the beautiful Lehigh Valley. Founded in 1902 by about 25 Jewish residents, SOI has grown into a flourishing Orthodox community with over 180 member families. Our synagogue offers weekly Shabbat and Holiday services as well as daily minyanim for Shacharit and Mincha/Maariv.

Classes on a variety of Torah subjects, including a Daf Yomi shiur, are offered regularly by our Rabbi, scholars-in-residence, and community members. Well-attended social events, such as weekly kiddushes, Friday night dinners, Jewish music concerts, Purim carnivals, and annual shul banquets, help foster a warm, welcoming community. Activities for youth include Shabbat groups, pre-holiday arts and crafts, and dynamic holiday outings. SOI members can also take advantage of Allentown’s Eruv, Mikvah, day school and JCC, along with easy access to Kosher food.

Being a part of Congregation Sons of Israel provides access to a Torah-committed, vibrant Jewish community. We welcome you to learn more about us!

Ongoing Classes

Daf Yomi
Sunday-Friday 7:30 a.m.

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This Shabbat

Parshat Tzav
March 22 & 23
Mincha: 6:55 p.m.
Candle lighting: 6:57 p.m.

Shacharis: 9:00 a.m.
Daf Yomi: 5:40 p.m.
Mincha: 6:40 p.m.
Shabbat Concludes: 7:59 p.m.

Daily Minyanim

Shacharis:
Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
Mon.:

6:30 a.m.
Tues., Wed. & Fri.:
6:45 a.m.
Rosh Chodesh & Fast Days:
6:30 a.m.

Mincha/Maariv:
March 17-19: 6:50 p.m.
March 20 – 6:40 p.m.
Megillah Reading – 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
March 21 – 4:30 p.m.
Megillah Reading – 7:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.

 

Upcoming Events

Rabbi Mizrachi is teaching a Chumash Class on the Weekly Parsha on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.  The Torah is the common inheritance that binds all Jews together.  Bring your questions, your spirit of inquiry, and your sense of humor.  All are welcome, no Hebrew required.

Plan to join us on Sunday, March 31st for Sons of Israel’s  Annual Gala.  This year’s Gala will honor the Israel Defense Forces through Friends of the IDF’s Adopt a Unit program.  Please note that the Gala is the major fundraiser for the shul.  A limited portion of the proceeds will be directed to the IDF program.  The deadline to RSVP and to submit ad copy for our Gala Journal is March 15th.