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Chizuk Amuno Congregation


We welcome you and your family to continue to learn and pray with us each day in ways that we
believe will elevate your search for meaning and deepen your faith.

We also invite you to keep in touch, reach out to us in times of need, and stay informed as
we explore together the challenges and responses to COVID-19 through a Jewish lens.

Although our campus is temporarily closed, our community and all that we are able to
offer at this time remain available and open to you in new and exciting ways. Some of our current offerings are listed below.
May we all enjoy in peace, community, and good health!

Our hearts go out to the Chabad of Poway, California north of San Diego

Yesterday morning in the synagogue we spoke in the moments before Yizkor of personal and collective rituals, those actions and rites that comfort in their familiarity. Last night we engaged in what has tragically become a new ritual in our community, yet one that brings no comfort, only pain.

Again we emerged from the collective joy of our festival of Passover into collective mourning for another tragic shooting in a House of Worship. Who among us would have imagined that merely going to pray in a House of Faith, any faith, would become an act of bravery? Who among us would have imagined that after tragedies in Pittsburgh, in Christchurch, in Sri Lanka, that hatred and intolerance would return again from sea to shining sea?

Shalom, shalom ve ein shalom,” says the prophet. Each day we pray for peace, each day we work for peace, and still there is no peace. The Chizuk Amuno family sends out heartfelt condolences to the Chabad of Poway community and the family of Lori Gilbert-Kaye. We also wish a refuah Sheleimah (complete recovery) to Rabbi Goldstein and the others who were injured.

We pray that we will soon see the fulfillment of the words of Isaiah, “Nachamu, Nachamu ami Yomar eloheichem.” Comfort, be comforted My people, says your God.”


Rabbi Joshua Z. Gruenberg

Rabbi Debi Wechsler