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              through Music

A Chisuk Emuna Concert Series

Music has the power to lift us up and give us strength. Join us over the next several months for a concert series designed to do just that. 

Dec 24, 5:30pm

| Marcos Askenazi |


Jan 23, 7:00pm


Feb 20, 7:00pm

| Rabbi Micah |


Mar 13, 7:30pm

| Rena Branson |

January 23rd, 7:00pm

Nefesh Mountain is the place where Bluegrass, Old-Time, and American Roots music meet with Jewish heritage and tradition. 


Creators, band leaders and husband and wife team Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg are the heart of this eclectic offering, pioneering a new world of American culture which seamlessly blends their deep love for American and Western musical forms with their own cultural backgrounds as Jewish Americans. 

Nefesh Mountain has been featured in Rolling Stone, BBC World News, Billboard, The Bluegrass Situation, No Depression, Bluegrass Today, Bluegrass Unlimited, The Times Of Israel, Jerusalem Post, and Tablet Magazine among others.

This concert is generously sponsored by

Roberto & Judith Hodara in honor of their 15th wedding anniversary


and The Naomi and Marshall Spector Fund for Jewish Music.

And we're starting the singing early! 


Please join us for a special musical Havdallah with Aviva and Leora Match on the same link, right before Nefesh Mountain.

Chisuk Emuna Chats

My Roots - Iran to Zion

with Nitzan Zechariya


Sunday, January 24th, 10:00 am

Nitzan is a member of Chisuk Emuna, along with his wife Tahirih and daughter C’nai who is a student at the Silver Academy. Nitzan and Tahirih are owners of Modern Rugs in Harrisburg and are engaged in the improvement of our downtown business district.

This Week, Jan 22-28

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. 

Friday 22  

4:30pm | Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Candlighting 4:54pm

Saturday 23

10:00am | Shacharit / Morning Service. This Shabbat Morning Service is sponsored by Mike and Ricci Doctrow in honor of their many blessings.

7:00pm | Havdallah AND Concert! Havdallah led by Aviva and Leora Match will lead directly into the Nefesh Mountain Concert with Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg.

Sunday 24

9:30am | Gesher School

10:00am | Chisuk Emuna Chats with Chisuk Emuna member, Nitzan Zecharya

11:30am - 12:30pm | Hebrew Comprehension Course with Rabbi Ilyse Kramer. 

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering

Monday 25

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering

Join us during the Virtual Gathering of Prayer and Learning as we wish Chuck Kline a happy birthday!

Tuesday 26

9:00am | Shacharit / Morning Service.

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering

Wednesday 27

11:00am - 12:15pmGesher Adult Education. This week: "Is Judaism a Religion of the Heart or the Mind - and Who Decides? Hasidism and its Opponents"

4:45pm | Gesher School

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering

Thursday 28

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering

7:30pm | Jewish Mindfulness Meditation

led by Chisuk Emuna member Tahirih Zecharya.

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 10:00am


Saturday Evenings 


Start time varies throughout the year,

see This Week section for exact times.


Sunday, Jan 31st, 1:00pm

We are pleased to announce that Rabbi Ron Muroff will receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) at a virtual convocation on Sunday, January 31st at 1 pm! The ceremony will celebrate the achievements of the Seminary's Rabbinical School Classes of 1992 and 1993 as distinguished members of the rabbinate for over 25 years.

Saturday, Jan 30th, 10:00am

Please join us at Shabbat morning services on Saturday, January 30th at 10:00 am as the Chisuk Emuna Board of Directors honors Rabbi Muroff for this accomplishment.


To thank our rabbi for his dedication and over 27 years of service to Chisuk Emuna’s congregational family and his work in the entire Harrisburg community, please consider making a donation to the 


Rabbi Ron Muroff Community Inspiration Fund by clicking here and/or to the

Jewish Theological Seminary

by clicking here.

Gesher Adult Education

Open to all adult learners.

Beyond Dispute:

Debates that Shape Jewish Life


with Rabbis Ariana Capptauber and Ron Muroff

Wednesday mornings,

December 2nd - February 17th

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Debates - philosophical, spiritual, ethical and cultural - are at the heart of Judaism and Jewish life. Join us for this unique opportunity to explore how these debates have been manifested over the course of Jewish history, and to discuss their continued resonance for contemporary Jewish life.

This week: "Is Judaism a Religion of the Heart or the Mind - and Who Decides? Hasidism and its Opponents"

This series is open to all Chisuk Emuna and Beth El adult learners. RSVP to patty@bethelhbg.org.


For details on each of the sessions, click here.

Prayer Literacy and Leadership Classes

Hebrew Reading

and Comprehension

with Rabbi Ilyse

This is a continuation from our “Learn how to decode and read Hebrew" series this past summer. This new series will teach us how to improve reading fluency and to understand the content you are reading in the Prayerbook.

Sunday mornings,

November 8th - January 31st

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mindfulness Practice

New twice monthly offering at Chisuk Emuna

Our next session is

Thursday January 28, 7:30pm

led by Tahirih Zechariya

With the support of Rabbi Muroff, we have been developing ways to incorporate forms of Jewish mindfulness practice into the regular spiritual and educational offerings at Chisuk Emuna. 


We hope you will join us, as we share and grow in this practice together.


Lisa Plotkin, Tahirih Alia, Mark Glick, and Judith Hodara

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." Join us; your voice makes a difference!

This Saturday,

the 23rd!


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.

Chisuk Emuna Congregation

3219 Green St

Harrisburg, PA 17110