Temple Ohev Sholom

Religious School’s Hybrid Model Reimagines Hebrew Learning

By Adam Grobman

Necessity is the mother of invention.

As many have found throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to social distance and limit contacts has sparked creative solutions for accomplishing everyday tasks and activities.

Temple Ohev Sholom Religious School shifted to an onlin…

Lillian Rappaport, Longtime Ohev Sholom Religious School Principal, Retires

By Mary Klaus

Lillian Rappaport knows five languages – English, French, Spanish, Yiddish, and Hebrew – but her sixth language has dominated her career, the language of teaching.

Over the past few decades, she has taught the basic and fine points of Jewish life to thousands of students.…

Temple Ohev Sholom Hires New Religious School Director

by Rob Teplitz, President, Temple Ohev Sholom

The Temple Ohev Sholom Board has hired Jason Graf to serve as the Director of Temple Ohev Sholom's Religious School beginning on July 1.  He takes over from Lillian Rappaport, who retired after a long and successful tenure.

Jason moved to H…

A Tale of Two Boys

By Rabbi Peter Kessler, Temple Ohev Sholom


This sermon was originally delivered to Temple Ohev Sholom’s congregation in 2016.


A tale of two boys growing up in an affluent East Coast suburb, very much like Mechanicsburg on the West Shore. Eric & Derrick meet in Pre-K, and find out…

We Will Get Through This Together: Orgs Team Up To Fight Stress & Anxiety

by Jeanette Krebs

Temple Ohev Sholom Sisterhood, in conjunction with Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg and Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, will hold a virtual conversation open to the entire community on handling stress and anxiety in an era when we face COVID-19 and othe…