Groups and Clubs

Groups

Here is a short list of groups and committees that maintain the important functions of our synagogue. Volunteers are always welcome. Please contact the synagogue office for more information.

Heska Amuna Women’s Leaguen (HAWL)

Heska Amuna Women’s League, affiliated with Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, is delighted to welcome you!  Please call or text President Barbara Levin at 423-337-1147 or send an email to barbl11@aol.com to learn more about HAWL.

Our mission is to provide programs for our Heska Amuna community that are educational and fun; to support the broader community through Tikkun Olam and Tzedakah; develop a strong affinity among our membership; and, (did we already say this ?) Have FUN!  During the last year we have had a Murder Mystery dinner, four Jewish Learning At Home (JLAH) programs for Purim, Passover, Chanukah, and Sukkot that included educational (and fun!) activities for young and old; provided the Synagogue with new kitchen equipment; donated the proceeds of our Yizkor Book to the Jewish Cemetery for needed maintenance, supported a local school with their food program, collected bras for “Support the Girls”; just to mention a few of our programs and activities.
We hope that you will join our delightful family working together and enjoying  making a difference in our community!

Anshei Heska Amuna

The Anshei Heska Amuna men’s club is now organizing and holds periodic events.

Chevra Kadisha

The men’s and women’s Chevra Kadisha committees perform the holy tasks related to preparing the deceased for Jewish burial. Our tradition considers the body to be a vessel for holiness, and therefore it acquires holiness itself. The human being has been compared to a Torah scroll: the parchment is analogous to a body and the divine names written thereon correspond to the soul. The human being is that tenuous, marvelous unity of the physical and the spiritual, a unity that is woven slowly and deliberately, and unravels with equal deliberateness.

We are honored to continue the work of those before us by serving our community in a loving and personal manner.

Jenifer Ohriner and Martha Iroff, Co-Chairs, Women’s Chevra Kadisha Committee
Jerry Becker, Chair, Men’s Chevra Kadisha Committee

Bikkur Cholim

The Bikkur Cholim committee calls, sends cards, emails and visits sick and aging members of our community. There are approximately 17 members who receive email notifications when current HA members or their families would benefit from get well wishes, prayers or visits. Members are encouraged to do whatever they feel comfortable doing. We don’t have meetings. Anyone interested in joining the committee should send Rabbi Ferency an email (rabbi.ferency@heskaamuna.org) to put you on the committee email distribution list.

Chesed

The Chesed Committee organizes and serves the traditional meal of condolence in the home of a bereaved family after the funeral service.

Chavurot

Heska Amuna offers the opportunity to join with like-minded people in chavurot. For further information, call Nancy Becker at 588-5294.

Affinity Clubs

Bicycling Club: Susan Silber
Cue Club: (Billiards) Larry Leibowitz
Film Buffs: Harriet Glasman
Teva (Nature): Marc Forman
Tzedek (Social Justice): Harriet Cooper
Yoga: Marion Bayer