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-New Vaccine Requirement:  To attend services, programs, and events, everyone 16 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated by February 14, 2022.  We highly recommend children ages 5-15 to be vaccinated.  Proof of vaccination may be given by providing your vaccination card upon time of entry or by filling out the Covid-19 Vaccination Attestation Form accessible via the QR Code or link on this page.

-During weekday minyanim, the seats in the back of the sanctuary are now a mask- optional seating area for those vaccinated. Masks are still required on Shabbat.

-During kiddush on Shabbat, the back of the social hall is now designated as a mask-optional area for those wishing to socialize. Outside of this section, unless one is eating, masks are still mandatory.

PA Small Jewish Communities Learning Initiative 

Please join with the PA Small Jewish Communities Learning Initiative for learning and inspiration and coming together with friends throughout the Commonwealth.

Our Tri-Community Class Zooms Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Our current Topic: "Speaking to  G-d:  Twenty Weeks to Understanding the Shemoneh Esrei".  Join Rabbis Nisan Andrews, Dovid Kaplan, Elisha Friedman, Alex Hecht, and various guest teachers for this virtual learning.

This class is sponsored by Congregation Ohav Zedek of Wilkes-Barre, Sons of Israel of Allentown, Congregation Degel Israel of Lancaster, Kesher Israel of Harrisburg and the Orthodox Union.

Please call 610-433-6089 for Zoom information.

Kol Nidre

Rabbi Nisan Andrews delivers his 2021 Kol Nidre drasha:


Help Congregation Sons of Israel every time you shop Amazon

Do you love to shop? Are you on daily, or maybe just once a month? Now your normal habits can help raise donations for our Shul. Just go to, search for an organization to donate money, make sure you look specifically for Congregation Sons of Israel in Allentown, PA, there are others. Every qualifying purchase will send 0.5% of the total to our Shul. Over time, this will add up.

Jewish Allentown: A Virtual Tour

Watch an overview of our virtual tour of Jewish resources in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The video below is a welcome by Rabbi David Wilensky. See more videos, featuring local community members, on the Virtual Tour page.

We Were Featured in Ami Magazine!

Ami Magazine articleLearn more about all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer in this Ami Magazine article.

Sun, January 23 2022 21 Shevat 5782