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Upcoming Events

Sisterhood Book Discussion

Sunday, March 19th

10:00 am

Open to all congregants.

In-person at Chisuk Emuna.

In Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned about Life, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner distills his experiences as a twenty-first-century rabbi into nine essential takeaways. Offering readers a lifetime’s worth of spiritual food for thought, pragmatic advice, and strength for trying times, he gives fresh, vital insight into belief, conscience, mercy, and more.

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  • Chisuk Emuna's Strength Through Action Team (STAT),

  • Beth El Temple's Social Action Committee, and the

  • Jewish Teen Learning Project are teaming up:

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Shabbat morning, April 1st

10:00 am at Chisuk Emuna

Shabbat is an important time for our youth to come together and practice what they are learning in religious school. Kids in grades 2-5 will learn with Gesher teachers about the prayers and Torah portion. Preschool to 1st grade children are invited to Pray & Play with Jodie Raffensperger. B'nai Mitzvah students are encouraged to participate in the main services.

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Gesher Adult Education
Open to all adult learners.

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Wednesday mornings on Zoom

March 15th, 22nd, 29th, 11:00am

Each year, Jews around the world spend the weeks leading up to Pesah (Passover), preparing themselves for zman heiruteinu, the time of our freedom. This Hadar course, created by Dena Weiss, is designed to help you prepare for fruitful conversations around the Seder table.

In this course you will investigate the role of storytelling in the Seder and also beyond it. What are the stories that we tell? Why do we tell them? How can we get more out of them? And how
can telling a familiar story in a new way change who we are?


Rabbis Capptauber and Muroff will guide students through this curriculum. Please register by contacting Patty Brown –, 717-232-0556.

This Week, Mar 16-26


Masking is optional but recommended 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. 

Thursday 16

7:15pm | Maariv / Evening Service.

In-person only.

8:00pm | Adult Hebrew Class.

Zoom only.

Friday 17

5:30pm | Kabbalat Shabbat

Zoom only.

6:00pm | Shamor V'Zachor Dinner and Service.

In-person and on Zoom.

Candle lighting 6:58pm.

Saturday 18

9:30am | Shabbat Morning Service

In-person and on Zoom.

7:00pm | Mincha / Afternoon service followed by learning and Maariv / Evening Service

In-person only.

8:15pm | Havdalah

In-person and on Zoom.

Sunday 19

9:00am | Gesher.

10:00am | Sisterhood Book Discussion.

In-person only.

Monday 20

4:00pm | Community Food Packing at Chisuk Emuna.

In-person only.

Tuesday 21

9:00am | Shacharit / Morning Service.

Zoom only.

7:15pm | Maariv / Evening Service.

In-person only.

Wednesday 22

11:00am | Adult Education Series: The Stories We Tell and What Stories Tell Us, Storytelling Passover and Beyond.

Zoom only (zoom link upon registration, email 

7:15pm | Exploring the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Ron Muroff.

Zoom only. 

Thursday 23

6:45pm | STAT Joint Siddur Packing Event at Beth El Temple

In-person only.

7:15pm | Maariv / Evening Service.

In-person only.

8:00pm | Adult Hebrew Class.

Zoom only.

Friday 24

Bat Mitzvah of Jane Halper

6:00pm | Kabbalat Shabbat.

In-person and on Zoom.

Candle lighting 7:05pm.

Saturday 25

Bat Mitzvah of Jane Halper

9:30am | Shabbat Morning Service

and Bat Mitzvah of Jane Halper.

In-person and on Zoom.

7:10pm | Mincha / Afternoon service followed by learning and Maariv / Evening Service

In-person only.

8:20pm | Havdalah

In-person and on Zoom.

Singing Community


Following Kiddush on Shabbat mornings: 

Apr 15

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All voices welcome!

Beginner Hebrew Reading Classes

Taught by Mandy Cheskis, Director of Lifelong Learning

Spring into Learning Hebrew

(Adult beginner class)

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

The class is taught at 8pm on Zoom and is free to our members. We do ask that you register with Patty at Beth El Temple at 717 232-0556 or After you register, you will receive a Zoom link for classes.

Chisuk Emuna 
Chats​ ARchive

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Browse our list of recorded programs!

Celebrate Spring at Hershey Gardens 

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Sunday, April 23

Join your Chisuk Emuna family and friends (guests are welcome!) on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 2 pm at Hershey Gardens, 170 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA 17033. Transportation is on your own. If we get 15 individuals to attend - the group rate is as follows: 


$13/for adults and seniors 

$10/ for 12 and under

Children 2 and under are free


Admission price includes 23 acres of beauty, including a children's garden and the butterfly atrium. Learn more at

Reservations required by 4/2/23 in order to receive the group rate.


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

Interested in finding out more?

Email Rabbi Muroff at 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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