Arts + Culture

Film Festival Opens With Celebration Of Civil Rights Era Cooperation

By Julie Sherman

While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the face of the '60s Civil Rights era, less remembered are the Jewish leaders who backed his efforts at racial equality and harmony, who walked with him in Selma, who spoke with him at the March on Washington, and who even presided over…

Artist Residency Program Returns to JCC in 2021

By Cheryl Yablon

The last four years, the JCC Senior Adult Club participated in an “Artist Residency Program.”  The first year (2017) the program was facilitated by Jump Street, Arts in Education.  Jump Street worked in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to place pr…

Escape Your Winter Doldrums With An Early Film Festival Season!

By Julie Sherman


The Edward S. Finkelstein Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival has brought its May 2021 season forward, in the hopes of brightening up the dreary months of winter for our community.

It will be our second, and - vaccine-willing - our last fully virtual outing, which will beg…

Women Klezmer Musicians Near and Far Bring Tradition to Harrisburg

By Adam Grobman

The music and event industry has experienced some of the most severe economic impact in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many producers have had to adapt, taking programming online and creating new interactive experiences for attendees.

Susquehanna Folk Music Society is n…

Thanksgiving Dinner for Jews: From Traditional to Hamish Flavor

By Mary Klaus

Many Jews, like Americans of other faiths, trace their ancestry to immigrants who arrived in America hoping for a better life.

So celebrating Thanksgiving with a special meal is perfectly normal, even if that meal consists of such dishes as kosher turkey ritually slaughtered …