Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg

Reflections on MLK Day

By Lori Rubin


When my kids were little, our synagogue began partnering with an agency that delivered meals to homebound adults. Every year for the Martin Luther King Day of Service, the Social Action and Tikkun Olam committee asked members to make pints of soup.  We had a goal of makin…

Staff Picks: Federation/JCC Pros Share Their Favorite Reads

Staff Picks: Federation/JCC Share Their Favorite Reads

In honor of Jewish Book Month, we asked some of the staff at the Federation/JCC to fill us in on what they have been reading this year. Read below to hear from our team and find your next great read!

Sandy Bretz, Front Desk Team


Jewish Federation JAAM

Below are the materials submitted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg for the Joint Agency Annual Meeting, including award winners and board slate.


Albert Hursh Leadership Award - Alyce Spector (Click here to see front-page article detailing Alyce's contributions to the commu…

2020 Albert Hursh Award Recipient: Alyce Spector

By Adam Grobman

Alyce Spector’s Jewish identity is rooted in compassion.

While she attended Hebrew School three times a week between the Harrisburg JCC and Beth El Temple, she says she learned more about the values of Judaism by watching her parents in their Paxtang home. In the 1940s, a…

Dance with Alicia: Popular Fitness Class Bounces Back to JCC

By Adam Grobman

Pam Suter has been a member of the Harrisburg JCC for over twenty years.

“I’ve been with the JCC through a lot of difficulties, including the flood in 2011,” she says. She adds that in terms of difficulty, “this pandemic beats the flood, hands down.”

So when she …