Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg

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…

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…