A Message from Greater HBG's Rabbinical Leadership and Jewish Agencies

As COVID-19 continues to spread, everyone's physical and spiritual well-being remain our top communal priority.  Each of our organizations is working to ensure that we implement reasonable and appropriate precautions in accordance with the recommendations of experts.  We all want to be sensitive to the changing environment and, most importantly, to take care of those who are most vulnerable.

While we know that uncertainty can create fear and panic, we are committed to being here for each other. As individuals we may hold various affiliations and ideologies, but as a people we are unified. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in need of assistance. We are here for you.

As Shabbat approaches, we encourage everyone to embrace the spirit of rest and joy at the heart of the day.  Our need for social distance in the midst of pandemic stands in stark contrast to our ongoing need for connection and spiritual embrace.  The spaces we leave between ourselves for physical well-being can be filled with the sense of caring and humanity that will help us all through the difficult times ahead.

Rabbi Eric Cytryn
Beth El Temple

Rabbi Ron Muroff
Chisuk Emuna Congregation

Rabbi Elisha Friedman
Kesher Israel Congregation

Rabbi Carl Choper
Temple Beth Sholom

Rabbi Peter Kessler
Temple Ohev Sholom 

Allen Geckle, CEO
Campus of the Jewish Home 

Paulette Keifer, Executive Director
Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA 

Barry Stein
Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg 

Jennifer Ross, President & CEO
Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg 

Samara Sofian, Head of School
The Silver Academy