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!

This Shabbat
Parshat Mishpatim-Shekalim
Mincha: 5:25 p.m.
Candle Lighting: 5:29 p.m.

Shacharis: 9:00 a.m.
Mincha: 5:05 p.m.
Shabbat concludes: 6:31 p.m.
Upcoming Events
Plan to join us for "Purim Under One Tent", beginning Saturday evening, March 11, with the Megillah reading at 7:15 p.m., followed by arcade games, pizza, salads, cotton candy, popcorn and more! Cost: $9/person, $36/family max. Our family Purim Se'udah (Chinese meal) will be held Sunday, March 12, at 5:00 p.m. Cost: $15/adult, $10/child, $55/family max if paid by Wed., March 8th. If paid at the door, the cost is $18/adult, $12/child. A Sat./Sun. 2-event package price is: $75/family max, individuals at $20 if paid by Wed., March 8th.

Join our weekly Tuesday class with Rabbi Wilensky held in the shul's board room at 8:30 p.m. on "Chovot Halevavot: Nurturing the Inner Feelings of a Jew". This class is open for both men and women and no prior knowledge of Jewish texts is necessary. The class is studying the classic work of Rabbi Bachya Ibn Pekudah of 11th century Spain which focuses on cultivating the thoughts and emotions of self-reflection, trust, belief, humility, devotion, and love. If you are interested in more details, please contact Rabbi Wilensky.