Honey from the Heart

Wish family, friends and business associates a Sweet and Happy New Year with an 8 oz. gift jar of kosher honey. Your purchase benefits Chisuk Emuna!


The cost is $14 per jar, including shipping to anywhere in the USA if ordered before July 7th. (Note: special shipping fees apply for orders going outside the US and to military addresses. A $5.50 per jar shipping surcharge applies after July 7th.)


If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Jennifer Lench (jennlench@gmail.com; (717) 497-1178) or Nancy Simmons (nmosimm@gmail.com; 717-512-05612.

Upcoming Events

Jewish Mindfulness and Meditation Practice

Join us on Zoom for our final gatherings before taking a summer break.

Sunday, June 13th, 10:00am

with Rabbi Miriam Klotz of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality

Summer Drive

to benefit Downtown Daily Bread


Collection ends

Friday, June 18th

Chisuk Emuna's Strength Through Action Team (STAT) is teaming up with Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church to collect items to benefit people served by Downtown Daily Bread.


More than half of what we collected from our Spring Drive was given out to people in need within the first 24 hours of dropping it off (see Mark Glick & Bonita Moore of Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church making the delivery at right). 


Please help us again! Items needed include:Items needed include:

  • Backpacks (student style with wide, sturdy straps)

  • New men's underwear (L & XL)

  • Tide laundry detergent & Tide Pods

  • Men's t-shirts and shorts, all sizes

  • Sleeping bags

  • Men's sneakers and/or sandals (men's sizes 9-12)

  • Ladies sneakers and/or sandals (ladies sizes 7-9)


Please drop items off at the shul during office hours by Friday, June 18th.

If you wish to make a contribution in lieu of donating items, please make check payable to Chisuk Emuna Congregation, and note “Summer Drive” in the memo, or donate online and designate “Summer Drive".

Sisterhood Book Discussion

Sunday, June 20th

10:00 am

Open to all congregants.

The entire congregation is invited to join Sisterhood for a discussion of The Mathematician's Shiva: A Novel by Stuart Rojstaczer. The book was the winner of the 2014 National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction. For a description of the novel, click here.


Gesher Adult Education

Open to all adult learners.


Mishna Ta'anit:

Facing a World in Crisis



11:00am - 12:15pm

May 5 - June 9

The Coronavirus pandemic is, for many of us, the largest global crisis of our lifetimes. We may feel alone in our experience, but there were other crises before this, in other generations and other eras, where people felt that the world was on a tipping point between life and death, existence and destruction.


In Mishna Ta’anit the rabbis discuss the proper protocols for the community in a time of drought, when a lack of rainfall presented a crisis of potential famine. Join Rabbis Muroff and Capptauber to study this book of the Mishna and glean the wisdom it has for our own time of crisis.

RSVP to Patty Brown at patty@bethelhbg.org to receive source sheets.

Chisuk Emuna Chats

CE CHATS has had an amazing run of events this past year with over 50 Sunday mornings spent together learning from one another. Ideas and topics that ranged from discussions about synagogue architecture in the United States, personal family stories from many of our congregants, learning how background animation is created, what life is like for the Jewish community in Dubai, and life as an Emergency Room Physician, as well as gardening, Jewish text-based embroidery and the role of tsunamis in Israeli geography! 


A complete list of our talks is here, and Judith is happy to send you the video on request.

We are looking for more ideas for the fall, so if you have thoughts on what you may want to see presented, please send them to judith.hodara@gmail.com!

And a big thank you to the organizer of these enriching events, Judith Hodara!

This Week, May 31-Jun 6

Chisuk Emuna continues to meet virtually through the online video conferencing site, Zoom. Please see below or explore this homepage to join one of our many gatherings. Please contact the shul office for dial-in information.

Shabbat Virtual Gatherings

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday Evenings


Start time varies throughout the year,

see This Week section for exact times.

Shabbat Morning Service

Saturdays at 9:30am


Saturday Evenings 


Start time varies throughout the year,

see This Week section for exact times.

Dedication of New

Beyn Gavrah


Saturday, June 26th, 9:30 am

The new Beyn Gavrah for the sanctuary is finished and in use! Revealed in time for Yael Hodara’s bat mitzvah, the beautiful needlepointed beyn gavrah was designed by Susan Leviton and expertly crafted by Deb Chernicoff, Natalie Damrauer, Maggie Grotzinger, Cory Schneider and Charlotte Spector. The beyn gavrah is used during the Torah service to cover the Torah when it is not being read.

RSVP to attend the in person service by calling the office at 717-232-4851 or email info@chisukemuna.org by Friday, June 25th at noon.

Weekday Gatherings of Prayer and Learning

Sunday - Thursday evenings

7:15pm via Zoom

Please join us as we continue the study of "The Path of the Upright", a classic ethical work by 18th century Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, which begins, "I have composed this work not to teach people what they do not know but to remind them of what they already know and which is very familiar to them." Note: Each evening class is self-contained. Join us; your voice makes a difference! 


We warmly invite you to any one of our numerous online events or services!

Interested in finding out more?

Email Rabbi Muroff at rabbi@chisukemuna.org or call 717-232-4851.