Celebrating Our Anniversary


Congregation Beth El was first chartered in 1911 and created its permanent home in 1919 in a former historic church building. This year, we are celebrating our 100th Anniversary as a Jewish community.

The following events are part of that celebration:


November 1, 2019, 8:00 PM: Shabbat service with guest speaker Rabbi Deborah Waxman, President, Reconstructing Judaism

November 2, 2019, 10:00 AM: Shabbat text study and brunch.  Rabbi Deborah Waxman will offer an historical perspective about American Judaism, using our archives as a reference.

November 9, 2019, 5:00 PM: Reception and performance - Havdalah, remembering Kristallnacht, followed by a performance of the opera Brundebar by the Bucknell Opera Theatre (performance starts at 6:15 PM), Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg





Coming Events

Shabbat Service

Friday, 8:00 PM - Shabbat Service (streaming online via Zoom). Please contact Rabbi Nina for information about how to connect to the service. 


Hebrew School

(Classes held via Zoom)

Sunday School for Young Children

Sunday, December 13, 11:30 AM to noon - For children under six years of age.  Please contact Rabbi Nina for specific details and for the Zoom link. 

Hanukkah 5781 (2020) Celebrations

See this detailed Hanukkah Schedule for more information. 


















Please consider making an ongoing donation to sponsor the following regular expenses:

Security System

Building Maintenance


Trash Disposal

Snow Removal








Click here to go to our donation page.

Please indicate that you would like your contribution to go to the Operating Fund.

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Are you struggling to pay for food?  The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s Food Stamps Helpline can help you apply for SNAP (Food Stamps). To apply call their free and confidential, bi-lingual toll-free number at 1.877.999.5964 or visit http://www.centralpafoodbank.org/SNAP for more information.

Congregation Beth El • 249 Arch Street, Sunbury PA 17801 • 570.286.1490 info@beth-el-sunbury.org