Shabbat at Congregation Beth El is the perfect time to transition out of the work week surrounded by family and community. We celebrate Shabbat with communal services every Friday evening as well as monthly Shabbat morning services.


Our services are a combination of Hebrew and English, singing and reading, prayer and silent reflection. Traditional Friday evening, Kabbalat Shabbat, services generally begin at 8pm.


On the third Friday of each month, our early Family Service begins at 6:30pm. This has a focus on participation, storytelling, singing, and multi-generational engagement and is usually followed by a Pot-luck, dairy dinner.


Our Shabbat morning programming on Saturdays runs from October to June. The first Saturday of the month is a traditional Shabbat morning service, beginning at 10am. Other Saturday mornings we have Torah Study, an informal discussion of the weekly Torah portion, from 10-11:30am.

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 for more information.

Congregation Beth El • 249 Arch Street, Sunbury PA 17801 • 570.286.1490