An Egalitarian Congregation Rooted in Jewish Tradition

Upcoming Holidays and Programs – Please Join Us!

Celebrate Purim!

  • Mitzvah #1: Wednesday, February 28, Dinner followed by Megillah Reading (in Hebrew, Greek, Russian, Hungarian, Yiddish, and …) beginning at 5:30 pm with dinner; Megillah reading at 6:15 pm.  Make dinner reservation here.
  • Mitzvah #2: Thursday, March 1, 7:30 am, Traditional Megillah Reading and holiday breakfast (no reservations needed).
  • Mitzvah #3: Give Gifts! Order Mishloach Manot (click here)
  • Mitzvah #4: Give to Charity! Make a donation to the Knoxville Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking (click here)

New! A Traditional Shabbat Dinner on the First Shabbat of the month

Beginning Friday March 2, 7:15 pm

Come early and join us for Sunset Minyan at 6:30 pm

Seating is limited so we can create a truly traditional Shabbat home-cooked meal.
Reservations are required since we can not take money on Shabbat so you must make your reservation before Thursday, March 1 – click here.

Experiences of Cuba: A Lunch Program for the Community

Sunday, March 4, lunch from noon to 12:30, program begins at 12:30: What Can We Learn from Cuba? The experiences of our congregants during the Holocaust and the Hadassah Mission Trip to Cuba in 2017. Click here to make your reservation and join us for lunch.


Friday, March 9 (7:15 pm) and Saturday, March 10 (9:30 am) – The Bar Mitzvah of Jonah Mesa!

Friday, March 30, 5-8 pm, Heska Amuna Community Seder. Click here to make your reservation.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us and made our Kallah outstanding! Read all about it.

(And special thanks to our Kallah photographer extraordinaire, Jack Benhayon)

Heska Amuna Synagogue has served the Jewish community of Knoxville, Tennessee for over 100 years. We balance respect for tradition with openness to new ideas and practices.  ha_logo_263x300

Our congregation comes together as a family in the warmth of Shabbes, the spirituality of Jewish holy days, and the sharing of life’s important passages.

We are small enough to be personal, but large enough to meet the many needs of a diverse membership. We emphasize education and pride ourselves on the skills of our adult lay leadership and on the accomplishments of our youth.

We welcome all who want to be a part of our family.

  • Heska Amuna Synagogue is a sacred home, animated by Jewish tradition:
  • Finding purpose through reflection (Cheshbon HaNefesh);
  • Healing lives through service (Chesed); and
  • Celebrating God with awe and joy (Yirat Shamayim).
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