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Chisuk Emuna Congregation

of Greater Harrisburg, PA

3219 Green Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-5507
Phone: 717-232-4851 | info@chisukemuna.org

Latest News

Letter to the Community

Posted on April 4, 2010

Dear Friends, Following the devastating fire last April that destroyed our sanctuary and made other portions of our building uninhabitable, we are pleased to give you an update about the future physical home of Chisuk Emuna Congregation. After several months of careful deliberation and the review of a feasibility study conducted by the Philadelphia architectural Continue Reading »

Building Update

Posted on November 13, 2009

We are on the last steps of our feasibility study journey and the Building Committee is hoping to make a recommendation to the Executive Board before Thanksgiving. In the meantime, below is a synopsis of some of the activity that has recently taken place: (1) A joint meeting was held with the Building Committee and Continue Reading »

Reflections from Steve Mackey

Posted on November 6, 2009

Recently, the Patriot-News published an article of reflections on our fire and its aftermath. Our member, Michael Katzman, shared the article with a childhood friend who sent an inspiring response, which is shared below with permission. Thank you Michael and Steve. Thanks for the e-mail. A beautiful account of coping with adversity, The description of dancing with the smoke-scented Torahs Continue Reading »

Dancing With The Torahs

Posted on November 6, 2009

Recently, the Patriot-News published an article of reflections on our fire and its aftermath. Our member, Michael Katzman, shared the article with a childhood friend who sent an inspiring response, which is shared below with permission. Thank you Michael and Steve. Thanks for the e-mail. A beautiful account of coping with adversity, The description of Continue Reading »

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Posted on October 27, 2009

Some time ago, the Patriot-News asked me to write a piece sharing reflections on what we have experienced as a congregation since the fire. After the holidays were over, I wrote an op-ed that was printed in Sunday’s paper. For those who do not receive the Patriot-News, I am sharing it with the hope that Continue Reading »

Bessie Weintraub Memorial Program

Posted on October 26, 2009

Exploring Comics and Technology: Jewish ConnectionsWith JT WALDMAN Graphic Artist, Author and Director of JPS Interactive FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th5:30 p.m. Simcha Hour6:00 p.m. Family Shabbat Service7:00 p.m. Dinner $18 Adults | $10 Children During services & dinner, JT will explore “People of the Comic Book”, the rich history of Jews in comic books. Covering Superman Continue Reading »

Joyful Bat Mitzvah Celebration

Posted on October 25, 2009

This morning, Caroline Rubin celebrated her becoming a Bat Mitzvah by participating in Shabbat morning services. Close to four hundred people filled the Mary Sachs Auditorium at the JCC and kvelled as Caroline led prayers, chanted the Haphtorah and shared a thoughtful dvar Torah on parshat Noah. Caroline explored different Rabbinic explanations of what it Continue Reading »

Will Watson is fine.

Posted on October 20, 2009

To the Chisuk Emuna Family Sadly, this morning’s newspaper contained an obituary for a man namedWill Watson, Jr. Several people have contacted the synagogue out ofconcern that something had happened to our Will Watson, our dearfriend and beloved custodian. Our Will is doing well. If you hearthat others are confused, please help us inform our Continue Reading »

High Holidays were a success!

Posted on October 7, 2009

Although we acknowledge that the Mary Sachs auditorium was a bit cold during the High Holidays, we have received compliments from many congregants about the services. There was a tremendous amount of planning that went on behind the scenes to ensure that our services were inspiring and engaging. Planning the services, arranging for pulpit honors Continue Reading »

The Vav Class Builds a Sukkah!

Posted on October 6, 2009

The Vav Class at Chisuk Emuna under the guidance of Michael Crimmel constructed a sukkah. The 5 students drilled, nailed, and erected the sukkah from scratch. Once the sukkah was set up, the entire class decorated it.