Beth El Temple

Beth El, Community Celebrate Rabbi Eric Cytryn

On August 23, community members congratulated Rabbi Eric Cytryn on his retirement from Beth El Temple after 17 years of service. Following a zoom program honoring Rabbi Cytryn, an in-person parade was held, giving participants the opportunity to say goodbye.

Stuart Malina, Musical Directo…

Gesher Appoints New Director of Lifelong Learning

Beth El Temple and Chisuk Emuna Congregation are pleased to announce that Hilary Greenberg has been appointed to serve as our Gesher Director of Lifelong Learning succeeding Rabbi Ilyse Kramer who inaugurated this role in 2015.


Hilary Greenberg is an experienced teacher, education direc…

The Many Doorways and Windows of Rabbi Eric Cytryn

by Adam Grobman

Rabbi Eric Cytryn is a builder – it’s in his blood.

As a child growing up on Long Island, his parents, observant Jews, helped to found and literally build a synagogue.

Throughout his career as a Rabbi, he has followed that blueprint – building relationships and new b…

Beth El Synagogue Selects New Rabbi

By Bill Walter, Executive Director, Beth El Temple


Beth El Temple, Central Pennsylvania’s first egalitarian Conservative synagogue, announced on June 29th the appointment of Ariana Capptauber as its new spiritual leader. She succeeds Eric Cytryn, who retired after 17 years as rabbi.

Gesher Educational Initiative Returns with Creative Education For All

The Gesher Educational Initiative between Beth El Temple and Chisuk Emuna Congregation continues in its fifth year with new classes and opportunities for learning.