Jewish Family Service

I Am the Daughter of a Holocaust Survivor

By Bryna Sherr

I am the daughter of a Holocaust Survivor.

There are few people my age who can say that, as my mother was a little girl when she and my grandparents escaped the Nazis. She was born in Uzbekistan before she and my grandparents came to the United States via a displaced persons…

One Child, One Family, One Story of Freedom

By Kim Kupfer

When you walk into Cristina Stanton’s bedroom, you cannot help but be drawn to the fabulous mural on her wall. It is a hand painted mural of Antigua, Guatemala, her birth city, created by her

Grandfather. That is the way the Stanton’s are: they embrace their adopted daug…

Helping People Get “Back on Track” in the New Year

2020 has been such a difficult year for so many of us—between COVID-19, quarantining in place, and a dissentious presidential election, almost all of us are looking forward to putting 2020 behind us and ready for the New Year.

This is particularly true for those community members who have…

Jewish Family Service JAAM

Below are the materials submitted by Jewish Family Service for the 2020 Joint Agency Annual Meeting edition of Community Review, including a State of the Agency report, Tribute to Barry Stein, and Board List.




As I start my second year as Board President at …

Kosher Meals on Wheels Rolls Along Despite Virus

By Mary Klaus

COVID-19 has changed everything in the Harrisburg Jewish community from Seders to Shabbat services, from b’nai mitzvot to minyans, and how community members get their food.

Yet, the Finkelstein-Cohen Kosher Meals on Wheels program, which provides fresh and nutritious meals …