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Temple Covenant of Peace (formally known as "'Brit Shalom'") is a Reform synagogue in Easton, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1839, it is one of the oldest synagogues in the United States.

History

Congregation Brit Shalom was founded on August 26, 1839. In 1842, the congregation built a synagogue building at 38 South Sixth Street, and by the late twentieth century it was used as the Second Baptist Church of Easton. In 1996, Mark Gordon identified it as the third oldest synagogue building in the country. However, the old synagogue burned down in 2003.

In 1959, the congregation, renamed Temple Covenant of Peace, moved to a new building.

Coordinates: 40°41′24″N 75°12′51″W / 40.6899°N 75.2143°W / 40.6899; -75.2143

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