4 New Evening Adult Learning Programs

  • Poetry Sundays

  • Prayer Mondays

  • Wednesday Evening Chats

  • Parsha Thursdays

Start time for all 7:15pm


Every class of every series is self-contained.  Come regularly or when you're able!

Upcoming Events



              through Music

A Chisuk Emuna Concert Series

Virtual Havdallah and Concert featuring Batya Levine

Saturday, January 15th, 7:00 pm

Batya Levine (they/she) uses song as a tool for cultivating healing and resilience in their work as a communal song leader, shaliach tzibur (Jewish prayer leader) and cultural organizer. Batya is a co-founder of Let My People Sing!, and composes original music made of Ashkenazi yearning, queer heart-medicine, and emunah (faith).


To learn more about Batya and her music, visit www.batyalevine.com


This concert is funded in part through the Naomi and Marshall Spector Fund for Jewish Music.


Please join us for this uplifting concert! Your presence will increase joy for all!

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.

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

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 ChatS

The Fire Within Us Series

December 8th

Rabbi Ron Muroff

December 15th

Rabbi Bill Lebeau

December 22nd

Rabbi Joe Brodie

January 12th

Rabbi Ilyse Kramer

January 19th

A Mindful Jewish Approach to Everyday Living: Confronting Difficult Feelings and Cultivating Shabbat Mind

Rabbi Josh Snyder

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Wednesdays evenings

7:15pm on Zoom

Each program in this series will feature a contributor from The Fire Within Us, the volume edited by Rabbi Muroff, Ezra Match and Lara Match and published by Chisuk Emuna in 2018.


For more information about this series, please contact Rabbi Muroff.

Chisuk Emuna Chats

Italian Jewish Roots - the Untold Story of the Hidden Jews of Southern Italy


with Rabbi Barbara Aiello


Sunday, January 23rd, 10:00 am

Rabbi Barbara Aiello is the first woman rabbi in Italy where she serves congregation Ner Tamid del Sud, The Eternal Light of South Italy, the first active synagogue in Calabria in 500 years since Inquisition times. The synagogue is a member of the Reconstructionist Jewish movement and welcomes Jews of all backgrounds including interfaith and non-traditional families, patrilineal Jews and Italian-Americans who are discovering and embracing their Jewish roots.


Rabbi Barbara is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received the Distinguished Alumni Award. She holds a MS from The George Washington University and received rabbinic ordination from The Rabbinical Seminary International and the Rabbinical Academy in New York City.

This Week, Jan 13-23

Under the guidance of our Chisuk Emuna COVID-19 Task Force, we will be suspending all in-person shul gatherings and return to virtual services for the month of January to protect us and lower the risk to others.


The Task Force will meet again towards the end of January to recommend next steps. We remain hopeful that we can reopen for in-person services soon. 

Sunday 16

NO Gesher School 

10:00am | Tour of Jewish History

With Israeli tour guide Peter Abelow. 

Zoom only.

7:15pm | Poetry Sunday. 

Zoom only. 

Monday 17 - Tu B'Shvat

NO Hebrew / Torah Trope Class

7:15pm | Prayer Monday. 

Zoom only.

Tuesday 18

9:00am | Shacharit / Morning Service.

Zoom only.

7:15pm | Evening Minyan

Zoom only. 

Wednesday 19

11:00am | Talmudic Personalities Adult Education Class.

Zoom only.

4:45pm | Gesher School 

7:15pm | Wednesday Evening Chat with Rabbi Josh Snyder, part of The Fire Within Us series.

Zoom only. 


Thursday 20

7:15pm | Parsha Thursday.

Zoom only. 

Friday 21

4:30pm | Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Zoom only.

Candle lighting 4:54pm.  


Saturday 22

9:30am | Shabbat Morning Service.

Zoom only.

NO Mincha Service

6:10pm | Havdalah

Zoom only. 

Sunday 23

10:00am | Gesher School

Zoom only.

10:00am | Sunday Morning Chat with Rabbi Barbara Aiello: Italian Jewish Roots - the Untold Story of the Hidden Jews of Southern Italy.

Zoom only.

7:15pm | Poetry Sunday. 

Zoom only. 

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, Gesher Director of Lifelong Learning, continues with the second trimester of classes for Chisuk Emuna and Beth El Temple adults. 

Monday nights

7-7:45 pm Hebrew

8-8:45pm Torah Trope

Trimester 2 - Zoom only

January 3, 10, 24, 31

February 7, 14

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

Talmudic Personalities: Get to Know the Rabbis
Open to all adult learners.

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Wednesdays, 11:00am

December 1st, 8th, 15th

January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

When we say, “the rabbis” of the Talmud, who are we talking about? What stories do we tell about them and what can we learn from them? How does a religious leader’s personality drive or hinder their impact in the world?


Study together with your Beth El and Chisuk Emuna community, led by Rabbi Ron Muroff and Rabbi Ariana Capptauber. This course was designed by Rabbi Tali Adler, a graduate of Yeshivat Maharat and a faculty member at Hadar.

On Zoom, link provided upon RSVP to Patty Brown patty@bethelhbg.org or call 717-232-0556 for more information.


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.