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Rosh Hashanah Sermons

Several people asked me for copies of my Rosh Hashanah sermons.

Click here for my sermon on the search for the sparks of light within ourselves. Click here for my sermon on the search for the sparks of light within others and the world. I look forward to hearing your responses. Shana Tova!

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Click here to view our complete High Holy Days

and Fall Festival Schedule.

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Upcoming Events

Shabbat Shuvah
Sabbath of Repentance

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Friday, Sept 30, 6pm | Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, October 1, 9:30am | Shabbat Morning Services

Click here to view our complete High Holiday and Fall Festival Schedule.

For information about children's programming, guest tickets, parking, and our latest health and safety guidelines, please click here.

Yom Kippur

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Tuesday, Oct 4 | Erev Yom Kippur

Wednesday, Oct 5 | Yom Kippur

Click here to view our complete High Holiday and Fall Festival Schedule.

For information about children's programming, guest tickets, parking, and our latest health and safety guidelines, please click here.

Singing Community Gathering

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Saturday, October 1st

following Shabbat morning services & kiddush

There is transformative power in song and in prayer. Join us in person as we sing prayers, songs and niggunim (wordless melodies) together. All voices are welcome!

This Week, Sept 29-Oct 8

COVID-19 UPDATE

Chisuk Emuna's COVID-19 Task Force met recently and after carefully reviewing the most current COVID-19 data, the following changes have been made to enter the building:

 

Masking is optional in all parts of the building except the office and the kitchen where it is required. The CDC advises that it is the responsibility of individuals to protect themselves and that mask-wearing provides some level of protection to the wearer.

 

Vaccination against Covid-19 is not required to enter the building. Our medical task force members support CDC recommendations for vaccination for protection from serious and life-threatening disease.

Sunday 2

10:00am | Memorial Service at Chisuk Emuna Cemetery (see details in box.)

2:00pm | Chisuk Emuna Hike at Fort Hunter.

Monday 3

7:15pm | Monday Evening Class

Zoom only.

Tuesday 4 - Erev Yom Kippur

2:00 pm | Mincha / Afternoon Service.

In-person only.

6:15pm | Kol Nidrei

In-person and on Zoom.

Candle lighting 6:26pm.

Wednesday 5 - Yom Kippur

9:00am | Shacharit / Morning Service.

In-person and on Zoom.

5:00pm | Mincha / Afternoon Service.

In-person and on Zoom.

6:25pm | Ne'ilah.

In-person and on Zoom.

Fast concludes after 7:26 pm. A “grab n’ go” break fast, sponsored by Bruce and Barbara Bazelon and Faye Doctrow in memory of Marty Doctrow, z"l, will follow the sounding of the shofar and Maariv.

Thursday 6

7:15pm | Ma'ariv / Evening Services

In-person only.

Friday 7

5:30pm | Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Zoom only.

Candle lighting 6:21pm.

Saturday 8

9:30am | Shabbat Morning Service
In-person and on Zoom.

6:25pm | Mincha / Afternoon service followed by learning and Maariv / Evening Service

In-person only.

7:40pm | Havdalah

In-person and on Zoom.

Memorial Service at the
Chisuk Emuna Cemetery

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Sunday, October 2nd

10:00am

Over the period of the pandemic, many members of our congregation lost loved ones and were unable to mourn in normal ways. To mourn all of our losses and to comfort each other, please come to the Chisuk Emuna Cemetery on the Sunday between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for a brief memorial service in keeping with the Jewish tradition of honoring and remembering our beloved dead during the High Holiday season. Rabbi Ron Muroff and our Ritual Director, Gerry Gorelick, will chant the traditional prayers and also be available to assist you in reciting memorial prayers at the graves of your loved ones.

Chisuk Emuna Fall Hike

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Sunday, October 2nd

2:00pm

Join your Chisuk Emuna family and friends for our fall walk at Fort Hunter Park, 5300 North Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17110. Children, friends and pets are all welcome! 

 

Coming from the Shul, make your 1st left into the Parking lot which is adjacent to the River. Please note there’s also a playground so families are welcome to stay after the hike and play.

 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Lench at jennlench@gmail.com or 717-497-1178.

Sisterhood Book Discussion

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Saturday, October 30th

10:00am on Zoom

open to all

October's book selection is Gateway to the Moon: A Novel, by Mary Morris.

 

From award-winning novelist Mary Morris comes the remarkable story of a remote New Mexican town coming to grips with a dark history it never imagined.

 

In 1492, the Jewish and Muslim populations of Spain were expelled, and Columbus set sail for America. Luis de Torres, a Spanish Jew, accompanies Columbus as his interpreter. His journey is only the beginning of a long migration, across many generations. Over the centuries, de Torres’ descendants travel from Spain and Portugal to Mexico, finally settling in the hills of New Mexico. Five hundred years later, it is in these same hills that Miguel Torres, a young amateur astronomer, finds himself trying to understand the mystery that surrounds him and the town he grew up in.

Torah Trope and Beginner Hebrew Reading Classes

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Taught by Mandy Cheskis, Director of Lifelong Learning and Dr. Maggie Grotzinger

First Semester Torah Trope:

Learn to identify and sing names of trope and sing trope phrases with names of trope.

Oct 13, 20, 27 | Nov 3, 10, 17 | Dec 8, 15

Second Semester Torah Trope:

Learn to sing trope patterns with Hebrew words, identify accented phrases and apply melody of trope.

Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 | Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 

Spring into Learning Hebrew:

(Adult beginner class)

Learn to identify and sing names of trope and sing trope phrases with names of trope.

Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Apr 20, 27 | May 4

Chisuk Emuna 
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Browse our list of recorded programs!

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Remember the Hungry:
STAT Kol Nidre Food Drive

Please participate in our food drive to support the Central PA Food Bank and the Jewish Family Service (JFS) Food Pantry. You may donate to the Central PA Food Bank Virtual Food Drive as part of the Chisuk Emuna group here. This virtual food drive will enable the food bank to purchase food such as fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy in bulk at less than wholesale prices.

 

Jewish Family Service is accepting both food and monetary donations, although it has expressed a preference for monetary donations. Regardless of the way you donate, JFS is appreciative of your donation and will put it to good use. On Rosh Hashanah, there will be grocery bags available in the lobby for food donations of non-perishable items.

 

Please bring your food donations to the Kol Nidre service- or earlier in the week. For those making monetary donations to JFS, please visit the JFS website, www.jfsofhbg.org/ or send a check to JFS (3333 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110). Your monetary donation will enable JFS to purchase and distribute perishable foods such as bread, milk, cheese, eggs and poultry to families facing financial hardship. 

Membership

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.

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Click the button to download and print our membership application.

Please return the completed form to the office at 3219 Green St. Harrisburg, Pa 17110.