Congregation Tifereth Israel Of Lower Bucks County is more than a synagogue – it is a community. We are very proud of our congregation, our history and most importantly, our coming together in times of ritual, celebration, as well as need.
Lead by Rabbi Jeffery Schnitzer, we offer traditional, egalitarian prayer services, including Shabbat Services on Friday evening and Saturday morning, Sunday, Monday and Thursday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
In addition to serving as a gathering place for Jewish worship, we offer a thriving Nursery School, a fun Religious School, and many classes, events and other opportunities for adults to gather to learn, celebrate and do mitzvot together.
2909 Bristol Road ♦ Bensalem, PA 19020 ♦ Ph: (215) 752-3468 ♦ F: (215) 757-8660
Everyone is welcome for the annual Congregational Meeting. Ask questions, give feedback, take part in the governance of our synagogue.
Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 pm.
Miracles, redemption, Torah, and matzo ball soup! Passover is freedom. Passover is a homecoming. Passover is salvation. Passover is receiving and rejoicing in G-d’s laws. Passover is a story that has had deep meaning for people all over the world for millennia. Enjoy your Seder. Enjoy your matzah. This year we are in Bensalem, but next year may we be in Jerusalem. Dayenu. Shalom!
(No services on Friday night, April 3!)
Erev Purim Masquerade Party, Wednesday, March 4th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm – Costumes, Music, Megillah, Dinner, and the kids will make Mishloach Manot
Purim Carnival, Sunday, March 8th from 11:00 am to 2:00 PM – Plenty of Games, Prizes, Costumes, Food, and we’ll nosh some wicked Hamentaschen.
Purim celebrates another story of Jewish survival (in Shushan, Shushan long ago). We rejoice at reading about brave Queen Esther who put herself in danger by appearing unbidden before her King and declaring her Judaism. We cheer Mordechai, who discovered the evil plot to get rid of the Jews in Shushan (Susa, Persion). And we jeer and shake our noisemakers (gragers) whenever the name of Haman (the dandy fellow who thought up that evil plot) is spoken.
The mitzvot for the holiday are reading from and hearing the Megillah (the Scroll of Esther), giving gifts of food or drink (mishloach manot), eating at a Purim seder, giving Tzedakah, and indulging in a bit of imbibery… Don’t forget, of course, the celebrations include carnivals, plays, costumes, and eating Hamentaschen! (“Haman’s Pockets” – triangular cookies filled with jelly, fruit, or whatever yummy stuff you can think of.)