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Chizuk Amuno Congregation



All of our religious services will be on the zoom platform, but will also be going live to Facebook and our stream channel on our website.

Participate on Zoom here for weekday and Sat p.m./Sunday services.

Please Note: Torah for Tots and Family Service will have different Zoom Links and will be provided on the weekends they are occurring.  Passwords will be required for ALL Zoom Meetings. Please email with questions.

The Rabbinical Assembly worked quickly to provide a digital copy of Lev Shalem, the Siddur that we use at Chizuk Amuno. Should you wish to follow along with our prayer services, or simply have a copy for personal meditation during these trying times, you can access it here:

Online PDF Reference Guide of our Siddur Sim Shalem (our older Siddur)

Please note: For ALL ZOOM classes for security reasons, please contact Sarah Jacobs,, for each unique Zoom ID/link and Password.

Friday, July 17 –  25 Tamuz
Tot Shabbat with Melissa Berman – on Facebook Live @ 9:15 a.m.

KSDS Ta’am Shabbat@ 5 p.m.
Join Zoom Services

Minhah/Ma’ariv@ 6 p.m.
Join Zoom Services

8:13 p.m. – Candle Lighting

Shabbat, Saturday, July 18 – 26 Tamuz
9:30 a.m. – Summer Shul – Morning Services  Join Zoom Services
11:30 a.m. – Family Service  Join Zoom Family Service

8:15 p.m. – Minhah/Ma’arivJoin Zoom Services
8:55 p.m. – Havdalah

Daily Minyanim

Services will be held daily at 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and Sundays at 9:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. over the livestream.In addition, there will be a virtual minyan breakfast each morning except for Shabbat , from 8:15-9:00 a.m. , and on Sundays at 10 a.m. held over zoom. Join the Minyan Breakfast Here
**Password will be required**
Meeting ID: 837 408 371

Adult Education

We are happy to offer some of our regular classes virtually. These opportunities offer you the option of either calling in on your phone at +1 301 715 8592 and giving the Meeting ID # or clicking on links from your computer, iPad, or iPhone, which will connect you
directly to the sessions. Please note: For ALL ZOOM classes for security reasons, please contact Sarah Jacobs,, for each unique Zoom ID/link.

@10:30 a.m.
Mishnah Class with Dr. Moshe Shualy
Join the class here
**Password will be required**
Meeting ID: 458 669 332

@ 7 p.m. – Jewish Responses to Tragedy with Rabbi Wechsler

Join the class here
**Password will be required**
Meeting ID: 931 8597 7544


@12 p.m. Modern Hebrew Literature with Dr. Moshe Shualy

Join the class here
**Password will be required**

@10 a.m. Current Events with Rabbi Gruenberg
Join the class here.
**Password will be required**
No Class July 16 and 23.
Class July 30 will be held.

For Our Families

Family Service:
Saturdays@11:30 a.m. (on Zoom)

** You will be prompted to enter the Zoom Meeting Password**

Torah for Tots:
Summer Schedule – July 25 and August 8
Saturdays@10:30 a.m.
Join Torah for Tots Service Zoom Here.
** You will be prompted to enter the Zoom Meeting Password**

Kabbalat for Tots:
Summer Schedule – July 10 and August 21 at 5 p.m.

Tot Shabbat: – On Facebook Live
Summer Schedule – July 17, 31 : August 14, 28



For Children 5 and under

Starting Monday, July 6

Due to the popularity of these programs, we have added additional slots from 10:30-11:15 a.m.

The programs will either be through Zoom/Facebook Live (no limit on attendees) or in person (limit 12). There will be NO access to bathrooms (unless an extreme emergency) and we ask that you bring snacks/water for you and your child(ren).

The events are open to young families (geared for age 5 and under). Parents may drop off for the 45 minute program if child(ren) is(are) comfortable.

Sign up is required for in person events. Please sign up here to join us weather permitting.

Children (ages 5 and older) and adults must wear masks. Children under age 5, masks are optional. Social Distancing Protocol will be followed.

  • Mondays- Havdalah with Morah Paige (make & take activity)
  • Tuesdays -Science/Cooking with Morah Rachael
  • Wednesdays – Art with Morah Becca
  • Thursdays -Whimsical Walk
  • Fridays – Shabbat with Morah Freda-Dale (make & take activity)

Reserve your spot here!

Walk, Run or Bike Across Israel this Summer with Chizuk Amuno

Many of us were looking forward to spending time in Israel this Spring and Summer, exploring the length and the breadth of the land. Many of us are also getting outside to walk, run or bike to stay healthy during our current situation.

We would like to invite you to join the Chizuk Amuno family on a virtual journey across the land of Israel. From the Mediterranean Sea in the West to the Dead Sea in the East, Israel is 85 miles across. From Metulla in the North to Eilat in the South, Israel is 290 miles long. Between now and Labor Day choose a goal for yourself or your team to walk, run, or bike 85 miles or 290 miles.

Participate on your own or create a team with family or friends. Teams are encouraged to pick out cool Israeli names for themselves like Team Sababa, Team Schwarma, or Team Ashkelon.    

Keep track of your miles (you can even do this on your cell phone, we’ll teach you how) and enter them on our form for some friendly competition.  Keep track on this form here.

Take photos of yourself walking, running, or biking across “Israel” and send them to us to share with our community each week so we can watch our collective progress across the country.

Prizes will be given (think Bamba, Pesek Zman, and Bazooka) for highest mileage, best team name, most consistent participants, funniest photo, and any other category we think of.  

While we will walk, run or bike in a way that supports safe social engagement, we also hope to have some special in person outdoor meetup.


Exciting news! We are bringing back our popular Luv2Learn festival online and you are the most important part. 

We are encouraging you to please submit your name for a future zoom discussion or recorded presentation. 

There are so many of you in our congregation with deep knowledge and interest on so many subjects – and we as a congregation want to Luv2Learn with you!

If you are interested in sharing your knowledge with others, fill out this form here.


Shir Shabbat Band Video
Thanks to the technical wizardry of Meira Silverstein, enjoy the Shir Shabbaterz socially distanced rendition of Psalm 93 from the Friday night service.


Rabbi Gruenberg’s Interview with #1 N.Y. Times Book Author and Oprah’s Book Club Pick – Bob Kolker
Author of Hidden Valley Road
Watch the recorded Book Talk Here

A conversation with Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal new CEO of the Rabbinical Assembly and United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Watch the recorded conversation here.  

WHAT DO I DO NEXT?- Halachic and medical expertise to the COVID crisis- The Jewish approach

With Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg and Dr. Giora Netzer, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of MD Medical System & CAC Community Member
Watch the recorded conversation here.  

Community InfoSession with Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos – May 6, 2020 
Watch the recorded infosession here. 

How To Console Mourners During This Special Time  (View recording from our Zoom Discussion here)

Mental Health Resources During This Pandemic

History is Happening Now!

As we look forward to celebrating our 150th birthday as a congregation, we will be reflecting back on the events that we experienced together. One of those events will now include our current pandemic experience. Although we are physically separated, you can help us gather memories for out Chizuk Amuno Archives that will allow future historians to interpret how we met the challenges we are now facing as a community.

Ways you can participate in Chizuk’s Pandemic Archival Project:

  • Take photos or write a short essay of how your Passover preparations have changed
  • Take photos of your social-distancing Seder
  • Keep a journal of how you’re feeling about the need to alter your life
  • Write some notes about how you are maintaining connection with your Chizuk Amuno community
  • Draft a letter to Chizuk Amuno congregants of 2071 (our 200th anniversary) explaining how we handled this crisis
  • Any other ideas are welcomed!

Electronic submissions can be sent to Save your paper submissions and we will collect them when the building reopens. Be sure to include your name, the names of others in photos, and contact info.

As a recent New York Times article noted, “Now is the time to get people’s impressions in the moment before they’ve had time to reflect on them.” History is now. We hope that you will help us collect it.

Our weekly e-mail update, HaShavua, informs you about events that will be happening in the next week as well as Shabbat service schedules and events in the near future for which reservations are needed. Click here to sign up for our weekly e-mail newsletters.

  • ‘Like’ and ‘follow’ Chizuk Amuno’s Facebook page: 
  • Please reach out to us if you need. Our home phone numbers are: Rabbi Gruenberg 410-484-6074 and Rabbi Wechsler 410-580-0874. Let us know if someone is in need of care and support.
  • To reach staff members by email, visit our staff page.

Let us continue to live connected Jewish lives even as our physical facility is now closed for safety. Check in with one another. Call with personal Shabbat greetings. Facetime candle lighting and shiva visits. Judaism is built on that person to person connection, we will do this in new and innovative ways in the next week.  We look forward to seeing you again as soon as possible.

Together we pray for the ill, for the frightened, for those in pain and those who wait for healing. Adonai oz le amav yitein, Adonai yevarech et amav be shalom. May God give strength to God’s peoples, and may God bless all nations with peace.

Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg
Rabbi Debi Wechsler

As we learn along with you how to stay connected and engaged during this time, we will also try other ways to reach our community including Facebook Live. We are very much interested in your ideas and feedback, please be in touch with us by email with your suggestions. During this coronavirus outbreak, we want to continue to connect with our community.

We are all learning how best to use Zoom as a platform for online learning and connecting. If you are still having trouble, reach out to Melissa Halpern, our Director of Communications, Marketing, & Social Media, and she may be able to help you log on to our Zoom meetings, if you are having trouble after reviewing the video tutorial, and visit this help page.