Now is the Time to Rise and Help our Afghan Neighbors

By Kim Kupfer

JFS will be resettling between 25-50 refugees in our community in the coming weeks and we wanted to share information on the project and ways YOU can HELP to welcome our new neighbors. The first wave of refugees will be arriving in Harrisburg between December 24, 2021, and Feb…

Staffing Shortages Affect Harrisburg-Area Jewish Orgs

By Adam Grobman

The Brenner Family Early Learning Center was the first in-person program to resume in Summer 2020, after the full shutdown of the JCC building in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, it is still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

“We have a waiting list …

'Red Rose' Menorah Shines in Lancaster

By Adam Grobman

When Mark Lewin puts his mind to something, he usually gets it done.

That resolve was inspiration for an unusual, longtime goal that the metalworker and airline pilot had visualized.

“I always wanted to create a large menorah in steel,” he says. “Steel symbolizes the…

JFGH Statement on Antisemitic Incidents at Dickinson and Lancaster

The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg condemn in the strongest possible terms the acts of antisemitic vandalism on the Dickinson Campus in Carlisle and in Penn Square in Lancaster.  We stand in solidarity with our friends and neighbors in Carlisle and Lancaster.  We support tolerance…

Jewish Family Service to Lead Afghan Resettlement Effort in Harrisburg

By Adam Grobman

Following the collapse of the Afghan government, the United States is poised to begin the largest resettlement on American soil in history – and Jewish Harrisburg is a part of it.

Beginning next month, Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg will be welcoming refugee …