Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg

HBG JCC Senior Adult Club to Resume Weekly In-Person Programming

By Adam Grobman

After nearly a year-and-a-half of logging on for virtual meetings, the Harrisburg JCC’s Senior Adult Club members will return to their home-away-from-home in the Mary Sachs Auditorium for in-person lunches each Tuesday and Thursday beginning August 31.

“I can hardly wai…

After Hiatus, Green Hills Swim Club Re-Opens to JCC Members

By Adam Grobman

June is here, and for the first time since 2019, Jewish Harrisburg’s summer home is back!

Green Hills Swim Club opened earlier this month to JCC Summer Campers, lap swimmers, nature lovers, and community members after being closed during the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

Federation Welcomes Longtime Friend Chris Baldirge to Board of Directors

By Adam Grobman

Chris Baldrige’s ties to JCCs go back to his childhood. Growing up in Allentown, PA, he was a member of the local JCC and participated in a lot of the same programs that we have here.

“I had a great experience with the swim team,” he says. “I have memories of coming…

THREE DAYS TO THE RALLY!--A Sidebar to the Event

By Marty Brill

The three days of planning the Israel Rally for Peace was truly as exciting as the event itself, revealing a lot about our community and how we work together.  I hope you will agree!

Mickey Shefet deserves the credit for originating the idea and was a driving force toward i…


The transition of publishing of Kol Central PA (KCPA) from Ed Beck to the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg is an evolution from one man’s dedication to a labor of love to a community-supported asset with expenses to cover.  In planning this handover, the letter of understanding inc…