Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg

Free Kosher Grab-and-Go Meals Available to Central PA Children

With the COVID-19 crisis creating an extra burden, the federal and state governments have expanded child nutrition programs to make life easier for families in a chaotic time.


A new program providing free Kosher Grab-and-Go meals for children in Central Pennsylvania began on Sunday, Jun…

Letter on Refugee and Asylum Priorities During COVID-19

The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg signed on to the following letter drafted by HIAS and Jewish Council for Public Affairs, stating the need for governmental support of refugees, asylum seekers, and asylees during the COVID-19 Crisis

Dear Members of Congress:

We, the undersigned n…

JCC/Federation Staff Engage, Support Community Through COVID-19

by Adam Grobman

It is a brisk Monday morning as Spring weather has not yet fully blossomed. Cheerful chirping birds are some of the few occupants that still call the JCC grounds home during these times.

Chana Tillman is organizing food packages donated by local businesses– Dunkin Donuts …

JFGH Launches Virtual Programming Initiative

by Adam Grobman

The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg temporarily closed its physical doors last month amidst the COVID-19 crisis, but is continuing to engage the community through its new JCC at Home Initiative, bringing virtual programming to tots, teens, adults, and seniors through…

The Man Who Nourishes Bodies, Souls

By Mary Klaus

Norman Gras proves the saying “the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.”

Norman, owner of Norman Gras Kosher Food Consultant, followed his mother, the late Fanny Gras, as the best-known kosher food expert in the midstate. She spent decades working as the kosher caterer …