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Honey from the Heart

Wish family and friends a sweet and happy New Year with an 8 oz. gift jar of kosher honey. Your purchase benefits Chisuk Emuna as well as ORT, a Jewish education organization assisting youth in Israel and beyond.

 

The cost is $14 per jar, including shipping to anywhere in the USA if ordered before August 1st. (Note: shipping fees apply for orders going outside the US. and for those placed after August 1st.)

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It's simple. Click the button above and follow the directions to place your order via credit card.  Your gift(s) of honey will be sent to your friends and family in time for Rosh Hashanah.

 

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

Sisterhood Book Discussion

Sunday, August 21st

10:00 am

Zoom only.

Open to all congregants.

The Sisterhood book club will meet on Sunday, August 21st at 10 am on Zoom to discuss Wandering Dixies: Dispatches from the Lost Jewish South, by Sue Eisenfeld.

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Eisenfeld is a Yankee by birth, a Virginian by choice, an urbanite who came to love the rural South, a Civil War buff, and a nonobservant Jewish woman. In Wandering Dixie, she travels to nine states, uncovering how the history of Jewish southerners converges with her personal story and the region’s complex, conflicted present. In the process, she discovers the unexpected ways that race, religion, and hidden histories intertwine.

Ice Cream Social

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Sunday, August 28th
1:00-3:00 pm

  • Fun for all ages!

  • Make your own ice cream sundae

  • Storytime with Rabbi Muroff

  • Field games for kids of all ages

  • 4-square

  • Sidewalk chalk

 

Rain or shine - in case of inclement weather the event will be held inside.

 

RSVP to the office by Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 717-232-4851 or info@chisukemuna.org.

Gesher Adult Education

Open to all adult learners.

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Torah @ Wednesdays Returns -
Getting Ready for the High Holidays

 

Wednesday mornings on Zoom from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm on August 31 and September 7, 14, and 21

 

Please join Rabbi Ariana Capptauber and Rabbi Ron Muroff in a new course to help us prepare for the High Holidays offered by Hadar’s Project Zug during the month of Elul. 

 

The days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are filled with awe and anxiety. But, as we cultivate this stance of trembling before God, fearful of God’s awesome power and what the year may bring, we are challenged to reflect on the place of fear in our lives. In this four part course, through the study of texts from Tanakh (Bible), Talmud, Mussar (Ethical Literature), and Hasidut, we’ll explore the questions: how is cultivating a posture of fear in our lives helpful? How might it be harmful? What is the correct place of fear in our lives?

Beth El Temple and Chisuk Emuna are covering the cost of this program so there is no cost for our members. Please contact Patty Brown to register for this class: patty@bethelhbg.org or 717-232-0556.

This Week, Aug 18-27

As the number of COVID-19 infections in the community continues to increase, we are writing to inform you that the Chisuk Emuna COVID-19 Task Force met recently and modified our policies to address current conditions.  

 

The Task Force is aware that there is a range of opinions within our congregation regarding the Covid Guidelines. Please know that our congregants’ opinions are respectfully considered and discussed at length during each Task Force meeting.

 

Given that our priority is to protect each congregant’s well being, we are reinstating the masking mandate as of today. There are two exceptions to the mask mandate: 1) Anyone leading services or reading Torah/Haftarah can continue to elect to remove their mask. 2) We will continue to have Kiddush and other celebrations but we ask that you wear the mask when not eating. 

 

Please review the following guidelines.

      

Entry into the building requires the following:

 

  1. A surgical or higher quality face mask must be worn at all times except when eating. A cloth mask is unacceptable. 

  2. COVID vaccination if age 5 or older.

  3. No signs of respiratory or other contagious illness.

  4. If you have been exposed to COVID in the last 14 days, we ask that you do not eat or drink in the building.

  5. If you have had a positive COVID test in the last 10 days, you must call the office in advance and a COVID task force member will contact you.

Thursday 18

7:15pm | Mincha & Ma'ariv / Afternoon & Evening Services

In-person only.

Friday 19

7:00pm | Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Zoom only.

Candle lighting 7:41pm.

Saturday 20

9:30am | Shabbat Morning Service

In-person and on Zoom.

7:45pm | Mincha Afternoon Service 

In-person only.

9:00pm | Havdalah

In-person and on Zoom.

Sunday 21

10:00am | Sisterhood Book Discussion 

Zoom only.

12:00pm | Siyum in Memory of Ben Blutstein, of blessed memory 

1:00pm | Harrisburg AZA/BBG Kick-off 

Monday 22

4:00pm | Community Food Packing Initiative

In-person only.

7:15pm | Monday Evening Class 

Zoom only.

Tuesday 23

9:00am | Shacharit / Morning Service.

Zoom only.

7:15pm | Mincha & Ma'ariv / Afternoon & Evening Services

In-person only.

Wednesday 24

7:15pm | Exploring the Weekly Torah Portion 

Zoom only.

Thursday 25

7:15pm | Mincha & Ma'ariv / Afternoon & Evening Services

In-person only.

Friday 26

7:00pm | Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Zoom only.

Candle lighting 7:30pm.

Saturday 27

9:30am | Shabbat Morning Service

In-person and on Zoom.

7:30pm | Mincha Afternoon Service 

In-person only.

8:45pm | Havdalah

In-person and on Zoom.

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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.

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.

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