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Welcome To Harrisburg
Harrisburg Jewish Community
Rabbi Elisha Friedman

About the Congregation

Kesher Israel Congregation is located in the beautiful state capital of Harrisburg, PA, nestled along the majestic Susquehanna River– as the center of theĀ  warm and vibrant traditional Jews of South Central PA. People are attracted to our community for the broadness of our Jewish life, the stable economy, affordable cost of living, the relaxed feel of life, and proximity to the natural resources and richness of Central PA.

Visit Kesher Israel

Visit Kesher Israel and our beautiful city of Harrisburg for Shabbos and see if it’s right for you!

We are unable to provide overnight Shabbat hospitality if you do not provide us with information about your current synagogue affiliation, including email contact for your Rabbi. We request, if at all possible, one week advance notice for overnight and Shabbat meal requests

Recent Sermons

Facing Tragedy


This week we are gathered to celebrate a wonderfully happy occasion for our community – the aufruf and upcoming marriage of X, who grew up in our shul and reflects …


Jews of All Stripes

Lech Lecha

If I were to poll the people in this room regarding their definition of Judaism, most answers would likely involve halacha, Jewish law, in some way. Judaism, as we think …

Noah and his Ark full of animals during the flood

Living in Tough Times


This morning feels more serious than usual, and for obvious reason. As most everyone, if not all, people here are aware, this past Thursday night just a few blocks from …

Minyan Times


Candle Lighting: 4:29pm

Shabbat Ends: 5:33pm

Shabbat Davening

Friday Evening: 4:30pm

Shabbat Morning: 9:00am

Shabbat Mincha: 4:25pm

Weekday Minyan

Sunday Shacharit: 8:00am


Shacharit: 6:45am

Sunday to Thursday:

Mincha/Ma'ariv: 4:30pm

Are you considering relocation?

Are you planning to visit or relocate in Harrisburg, we have a dedicated team to help those families and individuals to join our great community in town with job search, real state and home hospitality.

Visit Kesher Israel

Come join us for a Shabbos to see if Harrisburg is right for you!

Relocate to Harrisburg

Our relocation team will help you to make this process easy

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