Temple Ohev Sholom

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…

Local Couple Weds Amidst Lockdown

by Adam Grobman

Trips to the grocery store and working from home are your typical state-in-lockdown behavior. But a wedding?

For Nate Longenecker and Stefanie Miller, that seemed like the natural thing to do.

On March 23, while most of the country was at home or stocking up on essentials,…