Today is July 23, 2019 -

Chisuk Emuna Congregation

of Greater Harrisburg, PA

3219 Green Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-5507
Phone: 717-232-4851 |

Latest News

Weekend with Neshama Carlebach

Posted on August 25, 2009

Friday, September 11th 2009 and Saturday, September 12th 2009at The Jewish Community CenterChisuk Emuna Congregation is pleased to announce “Return Again: A Weekend ofSpiritual Renewal” with Neshama Carlebach on September 11th and 12th.For further information, please contact the Shul office @ 717-232-4851.All events will be held at: Jewish Community Center of Greater Harrisburg

Help us say "thank you"

Posted on August 10, 2009

August 30, 2009 – Shul Picnic The Chisuk Emuna Brotherhood will hold the annual Shul picnic at Green Hillsfrom 12-5 pm as we welcome and thank the firefighters who responded to the Shulfire on April 3rd. We will have hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, cole slaw,chips, drinks and more. Join us for fun games and Continue Reading »

Our own Indiana Jones

Posted on August 6, 2009

Read about Rabbi Menachem Youlus the scribe who is restoring our torahs:

Architect’s Report and High Holidays

Posted on August 5, 2009

The feasibility report is almost complete. Our architect has collected ton’s of data for our building committee to digest. The design possibilities are exciting so stay tuned for the possibilities! High Holiday services will take place in the Mary Sachs auditorium at the JCC. Members will be receiving letters soon about seating and other issues Continue Reading »

Exciting News

Posted on August 4, 2009

Just one more reason to come to services: One of the torah scrolls that was in the main sanctuary during the fire is now back in use at the JCC, during services. Take a closer at the torah and you will see that many of the panels have been cleaned and some have been repaired. Continue Reading »

Structural Engineer and Architect

Posted on June 30, 2009

Chisuk Emuna had a very successful annual meeting last evening at the JCC. Reports were given by: -Stan Schneider -Faye Doctrow -Gary Klein -Gerry Gorelick Stan showed slides taken by Mellon Restoration and the structural engineer of the shul. The structural engineer has submitted his report, and it is being analyzed by our architect now. Continue Reading »

Article in J. Vibe

Posted on June 29, 2009

Reuben Mitrani, son of Albert Mitrani and Donna Orbach, wrote a thoughtful piece on our congregation’s fire for J.Vibe -a contemporary Jewish magazine for teens.

Posted on June 21, 2009

Dear Friends, On Shabbat morning June 13th, Sarah Yodfat celebrated becoming a Bat Mitzvah at Chisuk Emuna.  Well, not exactly at Chisuk Emuna – our building remains boarded up following the devastating fire that destroyed our sanctuary and damaged our building.  Sarah marked her assumption of the rights and responsibilities of Jewish adulthood as part of the Chisuk Emuna family Continue Reading »


Posted on June 16, 2009

What is a feasibility study? It is the identification and review of our existing and potential sites within the eruv to determine which site will best meet our needs, the costs involved in restoring the present site or acquiring and building on a new one, and related municipal requirements such as zoning, codes, and standards. Continue Reading »

Hebrew School

Posted on June 1, 2009

Thanks to the kindness of the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg and the Rabbi David L. Silver Yeshiva Academy, all of our services, classes and programs are continuing at the Jewish Community Center. Last week, Confirmation and Hebrew School Graduation took place at well-attended services, culminating a year of learning that continued seamlessly at the Continue Reading »