Heska Amuna Synagogue has served the Jewish community of Knoxville, Tennessee for over 130 years. We balance respect for tradition with openness to new ideas and practices. We come 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 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 to be a part of our family.

Reach out to Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum.

He will return to Knoxville in-person after being at Camp Ramah Darom in July.

Make an appointment with Rabbi Rosenbaum here, email him here, or call (865) 522-0701.

Keep up with Rabbi’s blog *here* and his YouTube channel *here.*

Rabbi Rosenbaum’s Classes

Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, June 19 at 11:30 am
Click *here* to join on Zoom.

Psintillating Psalms
Tuesday, July 2 at 6:30 pm
Click *here* to join on Zoom.

We Have All Been Celebrated!

For the past 7 weeks, we counted the omer – and each other. Just as our ancestors had these 49 days to prepare spiritually, we too had our own pathways to the day we celebrated receiving the Ten Commandments on Shavuot. During past weeks, we focused on chesed (loving kindness), gevurah (justice), tiferet (harmony and compassion), netzach (endurance), hod (humility and modesty), yesod (connection). and malchut (sovereignty). And each week, many of you chose to share the names of those in our community or in your family who represented one (or many) of the sefirot.

Donations received will be used to purchase copies of Lev Shalem, the siddur we use on zoom and will be using in person beginning this summer. Even though our Omer Counting program is completed, you can still make a donation for purchasing Lev Shalem *here.* Yasher koach to us all!


SERVICES AND PROGRAMS THIS COMING WEEK: (See below for links to weekly programs and services)

  • Tuesday, June 18, 8:00 pm, Minyan led by Michael Burnett (zoom only)
  • Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 pm, Minyan led by Jack Love followed by Talmud Chat (zoom only)
  • Friday, June 21, 6:30 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat led by Jack Love (zoom only)
  • Saturday, June 22, Text Study, 9:15 in the library (in-person only)
  • Saturday, June 22, Contemporary Shabbat service, 10 am led by Rabbi Shush Carson (in-person and zoom)

Shabbat Morning Text Study Continues!

Text study is led by William Thompson beginning at 9:15 in the synagogue library. Join us any Shabbat for intriguing discussion of Rabbi Rami Shapiro’s book. (We have extra copies if you would like to borrow one).


Our community connects in person for Shabbat Morning Services and on Zoom for services, adult learning classes and talks, podcasts, and meditations. Click *here* for our schedule of services and classes. (Please contact our office at 865-522-0701 or the Rabbi and Religious Services committee at  RRS@heskaamuna.org for details.)


  • Tuesdays 8:00 pm – Minyan (Zoom) *
  • Wednesdays 6:30 pm – Minyan (Zoom) *
  • Wednesdays 7:00 pm – Daf Yomi Talmud Study (Zoom) *
  • Fridays 6:30 pm – Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Zoom) *
  • Saturdays – Alternating Traditional (9:45 am) and Contemporary (10:00 am) Shabbat Morning Service (Zoom) ***

Click on Zoom next to a service or class above to join in at the indicated times.

* Zoom only – ** In person in synagogue only – *** Both in person in synagogue and Zoom

  • 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).