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.


What do we mean by “everything?”
Tuesday evening minyan
8 pm, led by Michael Burnett (which is zoom-only)
Wednesday minyan, 6:30 pm and Talmud Chat that follows minyan, led by Jack Love and Raphe Panitz (both are zoom-only)
Friday Kabbalat Shabbat, 6:30 pm, led by Jack Love and Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum (a mix of in-person and zoom-only depending on Rabbi Rosenbaum’s travel schedule)
Shabbat morning Traditional services, 9:45 am, 1st and 3rd Saturdays in the month, led by the Rabbi and Religious Services Committee and Rabbi Rosenbaum (in-person and zoom)
Shabbat morning Contemporary services, 10 am, 2nd and 4th, (and 5th when there is one) Saturdays in the month, led by Rabbi Shush Carson (in-person and zoom)

This link will be used for all upcoming holidays, too, beginning with Tisha B’Av in August (but we will remind you again before then). Questions? Concerns? Delights? Let us know! RRS@HeskaAmuna.Org

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.*

We Have All Been Celebrated!

During our time of Counting of the Omer, we focused on sefirot (qualities) of chesed (loving kindness), gevurah (justice), tiferet (harmony/compassion), netzach (endurance), hod (humility/modesty), yesod (connection). and malchut (sovereignty). And each week, many of you chose to share the names of those who represented one (or many) of the sefirot. Donations received will help us purchase copies of Lev Shalem, the siddur we use on zoom and will be using in person soon. Even though our Omer Counting is completed, you can still make donation for purchasings Lev Shalem *here.*

Yasher koach to us all!


SERVICES AND PROGRAMS THIS COMING WEEK

Join our services using this zoom link for everything!
Meeting ID for all services: 560 531 361
Passcode: 628641

  • Tuesday, July 16, 8:00 pm, Minyan led by Michael Burnett (zoom only)
  • Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 pm, Minyan led by Jack Love followed by Talmud Chat (zoom only)
  • Friday, July 19, 6:30 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat led by Jack Love (zoom only)
  • Saturday, July 20, Text Study, 9:15 in the library (in-person only)
  • Saturday, July 20, Traditional Shabbat service, 9:45 am (in-person and zoom)

Shabbat Morning Text Study Continues!

Our Shabbat text study is led by William Thompson beginning at 9:15 in the synagogue library. Our Shabbat morning study group will be exploring the Tanak; join us any week before our Shabbat services begin.


Our community connects in person for Shabbat Morning Services and on Zoom for services, classes and talks, podcasts, and other programs. Click *here* for our complete schedule of services and classes. (Questions? Suggestions? Contact our office at 865-522-0701 or the Rabbi and Religious Services committee at  RRS@heskaamuna.org.)


  • 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).