Community

Ten Years After: Tropical Storm Lee Brought Flooding, Goodwill

By Mary Klaus

When the Harrisburg Jewish Community Center was dedicated on Front Street in 1958, community members raved about the beautiful view of the Susquehanna River.

When the river poured into the center and caused major damage during Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972 and Tropical Storm L…

Looking Forward is Looking Back

By Steven Schauder, Executive Director, Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, invites us to reflect on the year that was and on the year that lies ahead. While so many of us desire to put the past year behind us and never look back, I’m reminded o…

This summer, a new class of young Jewish Changemakers prepared to lead

By Adam Grobman

What is a changemaker?

According to Jewish Federations of North America, a “changemaker is a current or aspiring leader in the Jewish community – they are invested, involved, and dedicated to bettering the world around them.”

This summer, more than 1700 young leaders…

A Tribute Long Overdue (Part 2)

By Felix Thau

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part story detailing historical accounts and personal history of Nadia Frey during the Holocaust. Part 1 appeared in the previous Community Review issue; Part 1 provides a historical perspective of pertinent Holocaust events with which N…

Thank You For Striking Out COVID with JFS

By Steven Schauder, MSW, CFRE | Executive Director, Jewish Family Service

We wanted to thank more than 700 community members who came out in full force on July 16th, to support JFS, our community’s Covid heroes, and the National Israeli baseball team. This was a once-in-a-lifetime event t…