An Egalitarian Congregation Rooted in Jewish Tradition

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This Week: Minyan, Shabbat, and Tiqqun Leil Shavuot!

We begin the Book of Numbers this Shabbat and we celebrate Shavuot, too. Join us for an evening of study, blintz’s, and more at our Tiqqun Saturday evening. 

~ Beginning at 9:00 pm with Havdalah followed by:

 ~ Late Night, Season II with Rabbi Ferency, featuring “Jews and the Law” with our esteemed panel of experts: Wendy Bach, Bernie Bernstein, Josh Hedrick, and David Wolitz

~ Raphe Panitz’s famous trivia contest testing your knowledge of Jewish Crooks, Gangster, and Mobsters 

~ and, of course, Women’s League’s delightful sweet desserts


Reservations for Shabbat dinner are now open for our June dinner which will be a Hootenanny Shabbat Cookout on Friday, June 1. Please call now or click **here** to make your reservations by Wednesday, May 30.


If you weren’t there, you missed a great workshop! Josh’s Torah Reading Workshop, April 29 was really fantastic.  If you are interested in what happens next, let us know. Read all about the workshop ** here **. 

And yasher koach to Jeannie Bobroff for doing a wonderful rendition of her bat mitzvah by chanting her haftorah at last week’s Shabbat service. 


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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