Synagogue Life - 8.16.19

Beth El Temple

2637 N Front St, (717) 232-0556


Minyan 7am daily and 5:30pm

Sunday morning at 9am

Friday Kabbalat Shabbat 6pm

Shabbat morning service 9am

Saturday night mincha/maariv/havdalah at same time as Friday evening candle-lighting time.


Chisuk Emuna Congregation
3219 Green St, (717) 232-4851


Daily Morning Services:

Sunday & Legal Holiday, 8:30am

Monday & Thursday, 6:50am

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 7am

Rosh Chodesh, 6:45am

Shabbat, 9:15am


Daily Evening Services:

Sunday thru Thursday, 7:15pm

Friday & Saturday nights, sunset


Special Services and Programs:


Shabbat mornings:  Torah Trope Class with Gerry Gorelick, 9am.  Learners of all abilities welcome.


Congregation Beth Israel, Lebanon
411 S 8th St, (717) 273-2669


All are welcome to our egalitarian services: Sundays at 9am and Thursdays at 7:30am. Our Shabbat services begin at 7:30pm on Friday evenings and on Shabbat morning at 9:30am followed by Kiddush.

Congregation Beth Tikvah, Carlisle
Asbell Center, 262 W High St,
Friday Shabbat Services at 7:15pm

Beth Tikvah meets twice a month.  Check newsletter on website for dates and times.


Historic B'nai Jacob, Middletown
Water & Nissley Streets, (717) 319-3014


Historic B'nai Jacob Synagogue, located at Water and Nissley Streets in Middletown, near the Harrisburg International Airport and Penn State-Harrisburg, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will have a Shabbat Service on Friday, September 6, 2019, starting at 7:30pm.   Marc Bluestein will be leading the services.  We are a community Shul and you are welcome to join us.  There are no membership dues or admission fees.


High Holy Days Services are also scheduled:



 [New Year calendars will be available]



Kesher Israel Congregation
2500 N 3rd St, (717) 238-0763


Participate in daily Minyanim. Mornings: Sundays and Federal holidays at 8am, Monday-Friday at 6:45am. Rosh Chodesh and fast days at 6:30am. Evening services begin 20 minutes before sunset. Please join Kesher Israel for 9am Shabbat morning services followed by Kiddush. Please contact Office Manager, Cecelia Baker, (717) 238-0763 for info.


Ohev Sholom Congregation, York
2090 Hollywood Drive

Ohev Sholom Congregation is a Conservative congregation serving York County in an inclusive, egalitarian manner. Established in 1902, the congregation is led by our student rabbi in association with our lay leadership.  Worship services held in the sanctuary every Shabbat morning at 9:30am and at the homes of individual congregants on Friday evening at 7:30pm. Yarzeit minyans are by request. Please call for details. Ohev Sholom provides adult educational opportunities in conjunction with our local Chabad Learning Center while embracing different levels of observance, stages of life, and family structures.


Temple Beth Israel

2090 Hollywood Dr, York
(717) 843-2676,


York’s 140-year-old Reform congregation.

Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan leads services at 7pm each Friday, followed by an Oneg.

Birthday celebration/family service first Friday of each month.

Religious School on Sunday mornings.

Torah Study (Genesis) some Saturday mornings – call for details.

Temple Beth Shalom
913 Allendale Rd, Mechanicsburg (717) 697-2662


Temple Beth Shalom’s Friday evening Shabbat Services are at 7:15pm, followed by an oneg in the social hall. Services are led by Lay Leaders of Beth Shalom.  Please call the office at 697-2662 or check the website calendar for Shabbat service dates, as well as updates on when Saturday Shabbat services will be held.

Upcoming Shabbat services will be held at the Temple on Friday, August 23 and September 6 and 20.  Saturday Shabbat Services, led by Rabbi Choper, will be held at 10am at the Jewish Home August 17, 24, and 31 and September 7,14,21,and 28.  All are welcome.

On Sunday, August 18 at 5:30pm, the Temple will host a Tu B’Av Celebration at 913 Allendale Rd., Mechanicsburg.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn games, musical instruments (let us know what you will bring), and yourselves! Temple Beth Shalom will provide corn on the cob, baked beans, other grilled vegetables, watermelon and other fruit, and soft drinks. People are invited to bring salads and vegetarian dishes of their choice to share (No meat, no shellfish).  This event is open to all!  Please RSVP to the Temple office (

For details on upcoming Temple Beth Shalom services and events, check the website:

Temple Ohev Sholom
2345 N Front St, (717) 233-6459


Friday night Shabbat services in August are at 6pm at Beth El, 2637 N. Front St., Harrisburg; Friday night Shabbat services in September are at 6pm at Ohev Sholom. Lunch-n-Learn class is at noon to 1pm on Wednesday, Sept. 11 in the Lehrman Chapel; curriculum is “Timeline of Jewish History.” Rabbi’s Book Review is at 11am to noon on Sunday, Sept. 22 (with bagels and coffee) in the Lehrman Chapel. Hershey Study is at 7pm on Thursday, Sept. 19 (call for location); curriculum for this year is “Maimonides, Spinoza and Us,” by Rabbi Marc D. Angel. Parallel Education Program is at 11am to noon on Sunday, Sept. 15 (with coffee and bagels) in the Lehrman Chapel; curriculum is Leo Rosten’s “The Joys of Yiddish.” Temple Ohev Sholom Sisterhood is having its annual cookout at 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Ohev Sholom; admission is free; RSVP to Ohev Sholom's main office, 717-233-6459.