Jewish Family Service

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…

My Experience As An Intern at Jewish Family Service

By Julia Chlaifer

I'm Julia Chlaifer and I'm currently a student at Penn State Harrisburg working towards a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology. I've been working in childcare for the past six years, but I wanted to see what other fields I …

Let’s Play Ball—Why JFS is Sponsoring Team Israel’s Visit to Harrisburg

By Steve Schauder, JFS Executive Director

When I lived in Jerusalem in the late 1990s, I used to trudge out to Kibbutz Gezer by  public bus to play baseball with a ragtag group of olim and American expats. I remember people on the bus staring at my glove, often asking what it was used for …

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 …