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Tzedakah Opportunities 


An array of different funds have been established to enhance the life of Chisuk Emuna, the Jewish community, Israel, and the general community through designated monetary contributions. A contribution is an appropriate way to commemorate a special life event or to show appreciation or recognition. 

Chisuk Emuna Endowment Fund

The fund helps offset annual budget shortfalls.

Building Fund

This fund pays for major building repairs and improvements.


Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

Allocations are made to local, national and international tzedakot. Sometimes, individuals are aided with emergency loans or grants. Occasionally, special synagogue programs and initiatives are funded.

Rabbi Ron Muroff Community Inspiration Fund

This fund supports new initiatives to engage individuals in innovative and inspiring experiences, including prayer and study, and community service that express and reflect Jewish and universal values.

Patio Pavers

Chisuk Emuna has a beautiful outdoor space, which includes a brick patio. Members may honor family, friends, business associates and

special occasions with a specially engraved patio paver.

Marty Doctrow Kiddush Fund 

Subsidizes the cost of weekly refreshments served following Shabbat services. The kiddush is an important part of synagogue life providing opportunities for members and guests to socialize and reflect on services.

Urie Philanthropic Fund

The purpose of the fund is to help feed the needy, pay daily living expenses and help with extraordinary medical expenses of people in need.

Josh Klein Fund

This fund supports the Josh Klein Bikkur Cholim Society, which offers support to those who are ill and their families by coordinating visits to patients in various area hospitals.

Richard Baron Torah Readers Fund 

The main purpose of the fund is to offer a stipend to teenagers who read Torah on Shabbos or at other services for the congregation.


Walter Benson Fund 

This fund is used to help send students to programs with Jewish content.


Harry and Rose Goldman Fund

The purpose of the fund is to purchase Etz Hayim Chumashim and other religious books for the Shul.


Lillian Kramer Leviton Yiddish Culture Fund

This fund allows for high quality Yiddish presentations in literature, music and folk arts to be brought to Chisuk Emuna or developed within the shul in order to deepen our connection to our roots and to expand congregants’ appreciation of the richness and vibrancy of Eastern European Jewish traditions-past, present and future.


Kobrin Marcus Fund

Each year, this fund supports a Jewish cultural event such as a speaker or an artist.

Sylvia Savalovitz Memorial Fund

This fund helps students to attend programs with Jewish content. This fund also helps individuals who need assistance in paying daily living expenses or have an immediate emergency.

Stanley and Cory Schneider L’dor V’dor Fund

The purpose of this fund is to enhance Jewish education from one generation to the next, through educational and programming events at Chisuk Emuna, that are open to the community, and including (but not limited to) bringing in scholars from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.


Siddurim and Chumashim

A siddur (prayer book) or chumash (which contains the weekly Torah and Haphtorah readings) may be purchased to honor an individual or occasion or in memory of a loved one. Siddurim are $54 each; chumashim are $72. Please send checks to Chisuk Emuna Congregation, 3219 Green Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-5507.


Arthur Smeltz Scholarship Fund

The primary purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to worthy teenagers to attend programs with Jewish content.


Florence and Jack Solomon Building Endowment Fund 

This fund is a building and capital improvement fund.


The Naomi and Marshall Spector Fund for Jewish Music

Helps to support ritual and non-ritual Jewish musical activities such as High Holidays cantorial services, guest musicians and concerts.


Janet Frankel Staub Adult Education Fund

This fund supports adult education programs, including but not limited to, scholars-in-residence and courses involving in-depth Jewish learning.


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