Newly-Named Harrisburg Herons Dive Into Swim Season

By Adam Grobman

In tribute to the waterfowl found along the Susquehanna River, the swim team nesting in the Harrisburg JCC is now known as the Harrisburg Herons.

Formerly known as the Sharks, the swim team welcomes grade school kids K-12 to learn, develop, and compete under the JCC banner.…

Israeli Actress Enjoying Time in Midstate

Gili Nimni is just eleven years old, but already she has achieved success as one of the premier child actresses in Israel.

“I always wanted to be an actress,” she says.

Gili, a Silver Academy student who is living in the area with her family as part of an exchange program with the Army…

JCC 5K Run: Back and Better Than Ever

By Terri Travers

Sunny skies and smiling people can best sum up the 2021 JCC 5K Run/Walk.  After going “all virtual” last year, the 2021 event offered registrants an option to return to the road to compete in-person or to participate in the event virtually. 

The annual race which ben…

March of the Living ’22 Plans To Return to Poland, Israel

By Jenna Rappaport

Am Yisrael Chai...the Jewish people live, is the recurring theme of the March of the Living, an inspiring, exhilarating and memorable journey with Jewish teens from across the globe.  The “March” is a roller coaster of emotions-- from sadness to elation, from de…

Film Festival Returns with Virtual Binge Series

By Julie Sherman

The Edward S. Finkelstein Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival is jumping on the “binge watching” bandwagon with a star-studded Israeli television series, The Conductor, which will be available for your virtual viewing pleasure from October 10th-24th.

The 10-episode series …