Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg

JFGH Statement on Antisemitic Incidents at Dickinson and Lancaster

The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg condemn in the strongest possible terms the acts of antisemitic vandalism on the Dickinson Campus in Carlisle and in Penn Square in Lancaster.  We stand in solidarity with our friends and neighbors in Carlisle and Lancaster.  We support tolerance…

Introducing New ELC Director Jodi Meloy

By Adam Grobman

Jodi Meloy’s career in childcare began by happenstance – way back when she was selecting electives in her senior year of high school.

“I didn’t want to take a fourth year of French,” she laughs. “So I took a Child Development course instead.”

As part of the c…

Harrisburg Native To Be Featured Artist on National PBS Program

By Judith Geduldig

Harrisburg native Harriete Estel Berman, daughter of Phyllis and Leonard Berman, will be featured on a special nationwide PBS broadcast premiering December 10 (check local listings for exact airtimes) with video streaming now available online and on the PBS Video App.


Ten Years After: Tropical Storm Lee Brought Flooding, Goodwill

By Mary Klaus

When the Harrisburg Jewish Community Center was dedicated on Front Street in 1958, community members raved about the beautiful view of the Susquehanna River.

When the river poured into the center and caused major damage during Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972 and Tropical Storm L…

This summer, a new class of young Jewish Changemakers prepared to lead

By Adam Grobman

What is a changemaker?

According to Jewish Federations of North America, a “changemaker is a current or aspiring leader in the Jewish community – they are invested, involved, and dedicated to bettering the world around them.”

This summer, more than 1700 young leaders…