Jewish Family Service

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…

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 …

JFS Teams with Silver Academy to Provide Socio-Emotional Learning

By Kim Kupfer

At one time, it was called “soft skills;” at other times, it was called “people skills.” But today, we refer to the skills children and adults learn to be successful at school, life, and work as social-emotional skills - and these skills can be taught!


Open Your Heart and Home During National Adoption Month

By Kim Kupfer

My name is Jack, and I am nine-years old. I used to live with my birth mother, but she was unable to take care of me. I moved in with my birth father in 2019, and it was difficult for me to adjust. You see, I used to live in another state, and did not always feel safe. In firs…

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Is Not An On/Off Switch

From JFS Adoption Newsletter

The Adoption Program at Jewish Family Service publishes a monthly Newsletter. In honor of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder awareness month, we share this excerpt. If you would like more information, please contact JFS at 717-233-1681.

Dear Director,

We welcomed…