Jewish Family Service

JFS to Partner with Senators and Team Israel to “Strike Out COVID”

Jewish Family Service of Harrisburg will be partnering with the Harrisburg Senators to sponsor a game between the Israel National Baseball Team (Team Israel) and the Cal Ripken All-Stars.

Striking Out COVID: A Family Celebration will take place on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 10am at FNB Field …

An Open Letter to the Campus of the Jewish Home

An Open Letter to the Campus of the Jewish Home
 

Jewish Family Service sent the attached open letter to Richard Spiegelman, Board President, and Allen Geckler, CEO of the Campus of the Jewish Home, in honor of their commitment to senior wellness through the Finkelstein-Cohen Kosher Meals …

Foster Care Helps Children Grow Into Adults of Tomorrow

by Rachel Kuhr

May is National Foster Care Month, so let’s start with an inspirational quote from one of the loudest and most profound voices in the world of Foster Care and Adoption, that of Dr. Bruce Perry:  “The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to r…

What is Play Therapy?

By Mary Tarbell

Imagine that you are a six-year-old girl whose has been seeing a counselor to help you cope with your family situation. Both of your parents have serious mental health issues, and you are being raised by your grandparents.  Of course, you have lots of emotions about all of …

Passover, the Miracle of Adoption and Finding our Way to Freedom

Steven Schauder, Executive Director, Jewish Family Service

I’d like to highlight something that you might not have ever considered-- the whole miracle of Passover begins with the adoption of a baby. In an effort to save her son’s life, an unnamed Jewish mother has her child placed near …