An Egalitarian Congregation Rooted in Jewish Tradition

This week’s services:
Shabbat services, Saturday July 21, 9:30 am

Thank you to Miriam Weinstein for offering the D’var Torah!


Join us for Tisha B’Av
Saturday evening, July 21, 9:30 pm
BYOF (bring your own flashlight!)
Sunday Minha service, 1 pm

 Please join us for Tisha B’Av services Saturday and Sunday. Following Havdallah Saturday evening, we will read the Book of Lamentations beginning at 9:30 pm. We invite the community to join us in this service that mourns not just the destruction of the temples but, more broadly, the suffering of the Jewish people throughout all time. Experience and reflect on this day with us. Our service on Saturday evening will be held in the Library. Ivan Cooper will be playing kinot (dirges) for us this year. Minha will also be held on Sunday at 1 pm. (Note there will be no Sunday morning minyan at 9:30 this week) 


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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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