Mahzor Returns

If you borrowed a mahzor for High Holiday services, please return it to the office as soon as possible.

Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Thank you.

Upcoming Events

A Tour of Jewish History with
Noted Israeli Teacher and Tour Guide, 
Peter Abelow

Free to attend!


Sunday mornings,

10:00 - 11:30 am​ on Zoom

Oct 24, Nov 21, Dec 12, Jan 16

Join us on Zoom for a “Journey Through Jewish History - from Patriarchs to Matriarchs to Presidents and Prime Ministers.”  

Peter Abelow will lead us from Israel

in this lively 4-part series.

Oct 24: The first 1800 years — Patriarchs and Matriarchs, Prophets and Kings.

Nov 21: Hanukkah, Herod and Hillel — the glory of victory and the reign of Herod the Great.

Dec 12: Jewish life in the land of Israel during two thousand years of dispersion and the vicissitudes of life in the Diaspora.

Jan 16: The past 140 years: the rise of modern Zionism and difficult path to reestablishing an independent Jewish State in our ancient homeland.

  • Register for some or all of the series by contacting Susan Sussman at 717-232-4851 or info@chisukemuna.org.

This program is sponsored by Nitzan and Tahirih Zecharya in honor of the recent Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, C'nai, and by Burton Morris and Marian Frankston in memory of their parents.


We appreciate the individual donations also made by workshop participants. No additional contributions are needed to underwrite this series. Thank you to all contributors. 


Please help us to spread word of this series on Jewish history in the Land of Israel with a particularly thoughtful, enthusiastic and skilled teacher. All are welcome!

Chisuk Emuna Hike in Hershey

Sunday, October 24th

2:30 pm

Join our Chisuk Emuna family and friends for a beautiful hike in Hershey on the Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail, also known as the Hershey Bike Path.


Meet in Shank Park, 781 Bullfrog Valley Rd, Hummelstown 17036. Go to the middle parking lot, which is the second parking lot on the right after you enter the park. Restrooms available in Shank Park.

All are welcome, including children, pets, families and friends.

Pets must be on a leash and their waste picked up and removed.

Any questions, please reach out to Jenn Lench 717-497-1178 jennlench@gmail.com.

Learn How to Lead Kabbalat Shabbat with Carl Shuman!
Open to all adult learners.


Sunday mornings, for 6 weeks

beginning October 31


Kabbalat Shabbat is a lovely and relatively short service that ushers in Shabbat on Friday evening. We will explore and learn a variety of tunes during the six Sunday one hour sessions.


Our Gesher students are also learning the Kabbalat Shabbat service under the guidance of Mandy Cheskis and our talented Gesher faculty. 


Our hope is that over time more congregants, both young and young-at-heart, will feel comfortable leading and participating in this beautiful and meaningful service. To assist participants, we will be taping and posting the service on Chisuk Emuna's webpage to help reinforce what participants learn in class.

RSVP to Susan Sussman at info@chisukemuna.org or 717-232-4851.

Chisuk Emuna Chats

Love and Resilience

from diverse women

living in Israel

with Shira Lankin Sheps


Sunday, Oct 31st, 10:00 am

Shira Lankin Sheps recently published Layers - a collection of personal narratives featuring the challenges and triumphs of Jewish women living in Israel. Shira will share with us some of what she has learned about love and resilience from the diverse group of women who have shared their stories with her.


Shira Lankin Sheps is a social worker living in Israel with her husband and children. Shira spent part of her childhood in Harrisburg when her father served Beth El Temple.

This Week, Oct 21-31

Many of our services are offered both in-person and on Zoom.


Click the underlined event titles

to join our services virtually.

No registration required for regular Shabbat services. Vaccination and masks required in the shul for all over 12 years old. Masks required for all over 2 years old.

Thursday 21

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering

Zoom only.

Friday 22

5:30pm | Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Zoom only. 

Candle lighting 5:59pm.  

Saturday 23

9:30am | Shacharit / Morning Service and Bat Mitzvah of Lilah Krevsky!

Mazel tov to Lilah, her parents, Sol and Katy, siblings, Abby and Max, and their entire family!

In-person and on Zoom.

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, reservations for services are required.  Please understand that reservations are closed for the luncheon following services.

6:00pm | Shabbat Mincha followed by Maariv

In-person only. 

7:15pm | Havdallah

In-person and on Zoom. 

Sunday 24

9:00am | Gesher

10:00am | "A Tour of Jewish History" with Israeli Tour Guide, Peter Abelow. Zoom only.

2:30pm | Hike in Hershey at Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail, also known as the Hershey Bike Path. Meet at Shank Park, middle lot.

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering 

Zoom only.

Monday 25

7:00-9:00pm | Part 2 of Kulanu

Exploring the diversity of our Jewish community.

Zoom only.

7:00pm | Adult Hebrew and Torah Trope Classes with Mandy Cheskis.

In-person and on Zoom, link emailed to those who have registered.

NOTE: There will be no evening gathering tonight.

Tuesday 26

9:00am | Shacharit / Morning Service.

Zoom only.

7:15pm | Maariv / Evening Minyan

In person only. Reservations are NOT required. Please join us!

7:45pm | Singing Community Gathering. All voices welcome!

In person.

Wednesday 27

4:30pm | Gesher

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering

Zoom only.

Thursday 28

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering

Zoom only.

Friday 29

5:30pm | Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Zoom only.

Candle lighting 5:49pm.  


Saturday 30

9:30am | Shacharit / Morning Service 

In-person and on Zoom.

RSVP's not required. Masks and vaccination required.

5:45pm | Mincha followed by Maariv

In-person only. 

7:05pm | Havdallah

In-person and on Zoom. 

Sunday 31

9:00am | Gesher

10:00am | Chisuk Emuna Chat with Shira Lankin Sheps.   Zoom only.

11:15am | Learn How to Lead Kabbalat Shabbat with Carl Shuman.

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering 

Zoom only.

Bat Mitzvah of Lilah Krevsky!

Saturday, October 23rd

Mazel tov to Lilah Krevsky, her parents, Sol and Katy, and her family and friends as we celebrate her becoming a Bat Mitzvah. All are invited to join in this sweet simcha on Zoom. 

Weekday Gatherings of Prayer and Learning

Mon, Wed and Thurs 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! 

Learn How to Read Hebrew, Improve your Hebrew Reading, and Chant from the Torah
Open to all adult learners.

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Mandy Cheskis, our Director of Lifelong Learning, will be teaching three trimesters of classes for adults.

Monday nights

7-7:45 pm Hebrew

8-8:45pm Torah Trope

Trimester 1

at Chisuk Emuna Congregation

Oct 4, 18, 25, Nov 1 and 8 

Trimester 2

Zoom only

Jan 3, 10, 24, 31, Feb 7 and 14

Trimester 3 

at Beth El Temple

March 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr 4


To register, please email: patty@bethelhbg.org.

For more information, please contact Mandy Cheskis at mandy.gesherdirector@gmail.com or 717-649-4220.


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.