Synagogues returning to In-Person Services with Various Stipulations

By Mary Klaus

Note: Due to evolviing circumstances with the COVID-19 Delta Variant, plans may change. Please contact your synagogue or visit their website for up-to-date information.


Although Jews frequently pray alone – in extended sessions or short recitations throughout the day - …

Rosh Hashanah in Prison: TBS Helps Collect Jewish Books, Funds for Meals

By Mary Klaus

Temple Beth Shalom members are helping their rabbi brighten Rosh Hashanah for Jewish inmates at the State Correctional Institute in Camp Hill.

The congregation is assisting Rabbi Carl Choper by collecting Jewish books, as well as funds to mail the books and to pay for Rosh Ha…

Drawing Close: New Community Organization Engages Unaffiliated Jews

By Adam Grobman

According to the Pew Research Center’s recent study, Jewish Americans in 2020, more than a third of American Jews are unaffiliated with a congregation. Yet, the vast majority are proudly Jewish.

A new organization in our area is helping to address the needs of these Jews …

Kesher Israel Breaks Ground on New Uptown Home

By Adam Grobman

Kesher Israel Congregation is on the move.

After purchasing the former Riverside United Methodist Church at 3200 N. 3rd St. in 2020, the congregation broke ground last month on construction that will transform the building into its new home.

The two-level building will be …

Gesher Names Mandy Cheskis Director of Lifelong Learning

By Mary Klaus

A beloved Jewish community educator has been appointed as the Gesher Lifelong Learning Director.

Mandy Cheskis, longtime member of Chisuk Emuna and a teacher at Gesher Religious School, will succeed Hilary Greenberg in the position beginning on July 1.

Gesher is a collaborat…