Chisuk Emuna Congregation

'Doing the Lord's Work': Remembering Sam Yespy

By Daniel Urie
Previously published in Chisuk Emuna Congregation’s Bulletin

With a fist bump and a smile, and a story or two, you knew when Samuel Yespy was at Chisuk Emuna Congregation’s evening minyan.

Sam, of Hampden Township, died on Nov. 21.

Sam regularly attended the weekda…

Chisuk Emuna Takes Steps Toward COVID-Era New Normalcy

By Mary Klaus

Chisuk Emuna is slowly starting to meet in person for Shabbat morning services, the first step toward a new normalcy.

After more than a year of pandemic-induced Zoom services and limited in-person brit milahs, baby namings, bat and bar mitzvahs, and other special ceremonies, …

Chisuk Emuna’s Music Series Presents Tizmoret and The Match Twins

Music has the power to lift us up, to give us strength.

Over the past several months, Chisuk Emuna Congregation has hosted free, virtual concerts as part of its Strength Through Music series.  Performances to date have included world renowned Nefesh Mountain, Rabbi Micah Music, and Rena Br…

“Who Will Write Our History” : Combating Hate Then and Now

by Kellie Portman

Chisuk Emuna Congregation is proud to welcome Nancy Spielberg, Producer, and Roberta Grossman, Directo,r for an exclusive screening of their film Who Will Write Our History on Sunday, November 10th at 2 pm.

Nancy Spielberg is blessed with the special talent of bringing to…

Chuck Kline Blows Shofar for Decades for Repentance, Rededication

By Mary Klaus

Chuck Kline chuckles recalling the day his Hebrew School teacher picked him to play the shofar for the junior congregation at Rosh Hashanah.

 “The smartest boy got to be the rabbi,” Kline said. “The boy with the nicest voice got to be the chanter. Then the teacher grab…