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.

Shavuah Tov!

It’s time to order Mishloach Manot – all donations support the Shabbat and Holiday enrichment programs of the Youth Education Committee at Heska Amuna!

Share the Joy of Purim! Send Mishloach Manot (Purim treats of hamantaschen & other kosher goodies)

Every Knoxville area Heska Amuna household will receive a Mishloach Manot delivered to your door this Purim from the Youth Education Committee. How does this happen? By supporting this Youth Education fundraiser and making a donation to add your name as a “sponsor” for Purim treats to your congregational family, that’s how! As a “sponsor” your name will be included on the card that goes in the Mishloach Manot to each household you select. Or, buy Mishloach Manot and deliver to your own family and friends.

It’s easy! If you are a Heska Amuna member, you should have received an email with a link to the sign-up page. If you are not a member, or if you did not get the email with your link, let us know: Purim24@HeskaAmuna.org (or call the office, 865-522-0701).


  • $18 to add your name to one Heska Amuna household then $10 for each additional household (up to 7 households)
  • For $25, purchase an additional Mishloach Manot that you can deliver to friends or family
  • $12 FOR A BAKER’S DOZEN HAMANTASCHEN, mixed flavors (add to your own or anyone’s Mishloach Manot)

Order deadline for Mishloach Manot and/or hamantaschen: midnight, Tuesday, March 12th

This Week’s Updates

Thank you to everyone for joining us over the weekend to meet our rabbinic candidate Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum. Offer your insights on any of the services or gatherings you attended (in-person and on-line) to the Rabbi Search Committee by clicking *here* to comple a short survey, or call or email us with your thoughts.

Heska Amuna Job Posting: Our Kiddushim Kitchen Position is now open. We will be taking applications until 3/1/24. Click *here* for more information about this position. Click *here* to complete an application.

NEXT WEEK: Use *this* link for our Tuesday minayn, Feb. 27, (8 pm – this week to be led by Jack Love)

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).


The 3-part Series on the After-life 
with Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum’s thought-filled teaching has concluded.

To watch a recording of Session 1 from Nov. 16, click *here* and Session 2 from Nov. 30, click *here*. A recording for Session 3 will not be available. FYI: The easiest way to view the recording may be to download it to your computer, then open the file with Windows Video Player or a similar program.

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.)

Ongoing Services and Classes

  • 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).