OUR HISTORY

 

Congregation Beth El was first chartered in 1911 and created its permanent home in 1919 in a former historic church building. A Jewish cemetery located in nearby Northumberland also belongs to the congregation, predating the actual synagogue building.

 

Many establishing members were merchants who came to serve the coal region along the Susquehanna River trade route. We have been operating continuously, and with a rabbi, since that time.

 

In 2008 we opened a new building on our original property, expanding to a neighboring lot, continuing our legacy of being the only Jewish communal space in our area.

 

Coming Events

Shabbat Service

Friday, October 25, 2019, 8:00 PM - Shabbat Service. 

Saturday, October 26, 9:30 AM - Emma Parker will be called to the Torah as Bat Mitzvah

Sunday School

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 9:30 AM - noon

Holiday Services

Monday, October 21, 2019, 8:30 AM: Shemini Atzeret Service, with Yizkor

Monday, October 21, 7:00 PM: Simchat Torah service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Security System

Building Maintenance

Cleaning

Trash Disposal

Snow Removal

Kitchen

Postage

Copying

Insurance

Utilities

Internet

Website

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