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…

Harrisburg Area Sisterhoods Thrive on Service, Socialization

By Mary Klaus

One Harrisburg area sisterhood erects and dismantles the synagogue’s sukkah each year, sends gift cards to college students, and more. Another makes Shiva meals and hosts book reviews.

Still another makes hamantaschen for the Purim celebration and sends holiday packages to …

Thoughts on Yom Hashoah

by Lillian Rappaport

As Yom Hashoah approaches in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, we find ourselves living in such strange and unsettling times.

I am writing this article in early spring. Normally, I would be busy preparing for our community's Yom Hashoah observances---the observanc…

Mi Shebeirach

Mi Shebeirach – Debbie Friedman Version

Mi Shebeirach is often recited in synagogues and homes as a prayer for the healing of the sick or those facing challenges of all kinds. The Debbie Friedman melody and lyrics comprise one of the most widely shared versions of this prayer around the w…