Many of our services are offered both in-person and on Zoom.

 

Click the underlined event titles

to join our services virtually.

No registration required for regular Shabbat services. Vaccination and masks required in the shul for all over 12 years old. Masks required for all over 2 years old.

Click the underlined event titles

to join our virtual services.

Or click here to download the call-in information if you would like to participate by phone.

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.

Shabbat Virtual Gatherings

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Gan Shabbat

for young families

Fridays at 5:00pm

Kabbalat Shabbat

Fridays at 6:30pm

Shabbat Morning Service

Saturdays at 10:00am

Havdalah

Taking leave of

Shabbat together.

Saturday at 8:30pm

Bat Mitzvah of Lilah Krevsky!

Saturday, October 23rd

Mazel tov to Lilah Krevsky, her parents, Sol and Katy, and her family and friends as we celebrate her becoming a Bat Mitzvah. All are invited to join in this sweet simcha on Zoom. 

Rebroadcast

From the 'Burg to Burj Khalifa: Strengthening a Jewish Community in Dubai

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with Reva Gorelick

 

Thursday, April 29th, 8:00 pm

Rebroadcast of the recent Sunday Chat with Reva Gorelick, talking from Dubai about her work with the Jewish Community of the Emirates.

Weekday Gatherings of Prayer and Learning

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Mon, Wed and Thurs evenings
7:15pm via Zoom

  • Poetry Sundays

  • Prayer Mondays

  • Wednesday Evening Chats

  • Parsha Thursdays

Singing Community

Gatherings

Tuesday, Nov 29th, 7:45pm

(following minyan at 7:15pm)

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All voices welcome!

There is transformative power in song and in prayer. Join us in person as we sing prayers, songs and niggunim (wordless melodies) together. All voices are welcome!

Learn How to Lead Kabbalat Shabbat with Carl Shuman!
Open to all adult learners.

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Sunday mornings, at 11:15 am 

for 6 weeks, beginning October 31

 

Kabbalat Shabbat is a lovely and relatively short service that ushers in Shabbat on Friday evening. We will explore and learn a variety of tunes during the six Sunday one hour sessions. Our Gesher students are also learning the Kabbalat Shabbat service under the guidance of Mandy Cheskis and our talented Gesher faculty. Our hope is that over time more congregants, both young and young-at-heart, will feel comfortable leading and participating in this beautiful and meaningful service. To assist participants, we will be taping and posting the service on Chisuk Emuna's webpage to help reinforce what participants learn in class.

RSVP to Susan Sussman at info@chisukemuna.org or 717-232-4851. 

Deadline Extended!
Orders now due Mon, Feb 21!

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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.

This Week, Dec 18-24

Chisuk Emuna continues to meet virtually through the online video conferencing site, Zoom.  Please see below or explore this homepage to join one of our many gatherings. 

Friday 18  

4:00pm | Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Candlighting 4:23pm

 

Saturday 19 

10:00am | Shacharit / Morning Service. This service is being sponsored by Nancy & Zach Simmons in honor of their 37th wedding anniversary. Mazel tov! 

5:45pm | Havdallah

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering and Shiva for the family of Herman Gordon, of blessed memory.

Sunday 20 

9:30 - 11:00am | Gesher School

10:00am | Chisuk Emuna Chat a Discussion on Adoption.

11:30am - 12:30pm | Hebrew Comprehension Course with Rabbi Ilyse Kramer. 

11:30am - 12:30pm | Course for Prayer Leaders with Carl Shuman. 

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering.

Monday 21 

5:00pm | Shiva for the family of Harvey Danowitz, of blessed memory.

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering and Shiva for the family of Herman Gordon, of blessed memory.

Tuesday 22 

9:00am | Shacharit / Morning Service.

5:00pm | Shiva for the family of Harvey Danowitz, of blessed memory.

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering and Shiva for the family of Herman Gordon, of blessed memory.

 

Wednesday 23 

11:00am - 12:15pm | Gesher Adult Education. Beyond Dispute, Debates that shape Jewish Life with Rabbis Ariana Capptauber and Ron Muroff. 

4:45pm | Gesher School

5:00pm | Shiva for the family of Harvey Danowitz, of blessed memory.

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering and Shiva for the family of Herman Gordon, of blessed memory.

Thursday 24 

5:30pm | Brotherhood Spaghetti Dinner and Concert with Cantor Marcos Askenazi accompanied by Carl Shuman.

7:15pm | Evening Learning Gathering and Shiva for the family of Harvey Danowitz, of blessed memory.

WEdnesday
Evening Chat

Singing Community

Gatherings

Alternate Tuesdays, 7:30pm

Immediately following Virtual Prayer Gatherings

with the same Zoom link:  click here to join the meeting.

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All voices welcome!

Next gatherings:

May 5th and 19th

Jewish Mindfulness and Meditation Practice

Sunday, May 22, 10:00 am

Rabbi Myriam Klotz of the
Institute for Jewish Spirituality

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Chisuk Emuna Tribute Cards

Chisuk Emuna tribute cards and stationery cards are now available for purchase in the synagogue office. With 12 cards/pack, each box features 6 beautiful photographs of our synagogue building, donor wall, Torah mantles and ark. The boxes are $36.00 each, and all proceeds benefit Chisuk Emuna. The next time you are sending a birthday card, sympathy card, or wishing someone a mazel tov, use a Chisuk Emuna tribute card instead, and support our shul.

 

To purchase a pack of cards, please click here and put "Tribute Cards" in the "Destination" field, or contact Susan Sussman at the office: 717-232-4851.

Thank You!

Over 50 people of all ages joined in the fun at Chisuk Emuna’s 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social! 

 

Ice cream with toppings, banana splits and ice cream cones were the draw, but Rabbi Muroff’s shofar blowing, story time, outdoor games like Four Square and drawing with chalk kept people at the shul for the afternoon.

 

It was lovely to see old friends and meet new members. Thanks to all the volunteers who made the day a great success!

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Sisterhood Book Discussion

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Sunday, October 30th

10:00 am on Zoom

open to all

October's book selection is Gateway to the Moon: A Novel, by Mary Morris.

 

From award-winning novelist Mary Morris comes the remarkable story of a remote New Mexican town coming to grips with a dark history it never imagined.

 

In 1492, the Jewish and Muslim populations of Spain were expelled, and Columbus set sail for America. Luis de Torres, a Spanish Jew, accompanies Columbus as his interpreter. His journey is only the beginning of a long migration, across many generations. Over the centuries, de Torres’ descendants travel from Spain and Portugal to Mexico, finally settling in the hills of New Mexico. Five hundred years later, it is in these same hills that Miguel Torres, a young amateur astronomer, finds himself trying to understand the mystery that surrounds him and the town he grew up in.

Get ready for Spring!

Hershey Garden's Tour

Sunday, March 20th, at 2:00pm

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Join your Chisuk Emuna family for a tour of the beautiful Hershey Gardens. Meet at the Gardens on the patio at the front door, 170 Hotel Road, Hershey PA at 2:00 pm.

https://www.hersheygardens.org/

 

Transportation as well as ticket cost is on your own. Discounted ticket prices are as follows:

 

Regular (ages 13-61) $10

Senior (ages 62+) $9

Junior (agest 3-12) $8

Children ages 2 and under are FREE

 

Purchase tickets online or on site the day of event. Participants are encouraged to download the map as no paper maps are available.

 

Masks are required to be worn outside while touring. Questions? Contact Jennifer Lench at jennlench@gmail.com.

Passover Themed Learning Sessions

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Sundays and Mondays, at 7:15pm on Zoom.

In preparation for Passover, we will explore the 15 steps of the Pesach Seder. 

Sunday, 4/10 \ After the Seder Meal: Tzafun, Barech, Hallel, Nirtza

Monday, 4/11 \ Making a Memorable Seder

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.