Beth El Celebrates, Installs Rabbi Capptauber With Weekend of Programming

By Adam Grobman

In Summer 2020, Rabbi Ariana Capptauber became Beth El Temple Harrisburg’s first woman rabbi.

Now, nearly two years later, she will officially be installed in the role, with a weekend of programming and events celebrating the milestone from May 13 - 15.

A rabbinic instal…

PA Civic Commemoration Ceremony of the Holocaust Scheduled for April 27th

The Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition will officiate at this year’s Civic Commemoration of the Holocaust on Wednesday April 27th at 10:00 a.m.  For the first time since 2019, the annual program will be held in person in the Governor’s Reception Room in the State Capitol. 

This inspiration…

Reading of Names Scheduled For April 27-28 Hosted By Beth El Temple

Join the Jewish community on Wednesday evening, April 27 at 7:30pm as Beth El Temple hosts commemoration of Yom Hashoah with the Reading of Names.*  The Reading is a vigil in which the names of our Kedoshim (those who lost their lives during the Holocaust) are read continuously over a perio…

TBS To Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of First Bat Mitzvah Ceremony

By Rabbi Carl Choper, Temple Beth Shalom

On March 18, 1922, the first Bat Mitzvah ceremony in history was commemorated in the Reconstructionist synagogue in New York City.  One hundred years later, on March 18, 2022, Temple Beth Shalom in Mechanicsburg will mark the centenary of that histo…

Kesher Israel Makes “Connections” in New Uptown Harrisburg Home

By Mary Klaus

After spending seventy-two years in its majestic shul on North Third Street, Kesher Israel has moved seven blocks uptown, to a new home that helps it live up to its name.

The Orthodox congregation, whose name translates to “connection”, moved from 2500 N Third St. to 3200…