Lost No Longer: Lost Tribe Esports Engages Jewish Teens in New Way

by Adam Grobman

Esports – it’s the fastest-growing segment of sports and gaming that you haven’t seen on television. A $1 billion industry, gamers across the world stream and perform for hundreds of millions of viewers each year.

Now, that arena-energy gaming is being brought to teen…

Living Donor: JCC Spin Instructor Helps Friend in Need

by Adam Grobman

Gina McDonald has always believed in living powerfully.

The longtime JCC spin instructor has experienced many exciting chapters in her life, including volunteering for the Peace Corps in West Africa and facilitating a weight management program (known as Empower) as part of…

The Shot That Put HBG JCC Basketball OnThe Map

by Terri Travers

The Harrisburg JCC has a long basketball history.   Current Iddy/Biddy basketball participants have grandparents who got their start in the same program.  This year alone the HBG JCC has teams for both boys and girls from 3rdgrade up through high school.  


The Har…

Spirit of Rocky Balboa Lives on in Rock Steady Boxing at JCC


By Mary Klaus

Dr. Clifford Steinig, like another Philadelphia native named Rocky, likes to box.

He doesn’t throw quite the punch that Rocky does. He doesn’t yell “Yo, Adrian” either. Yet Cliff personifies the never-give-up attitude of the movie champion portrayed by Sylvester S…

2020 Ben Cherry Inspirational Athlete Award Winners Announced


by Terri Travers

Everybody can use added inspiration in life.  One only needs to look around the Harrisburg JCC to find people who help to provide inspiration and motivation to keep them going beyond perceived limitations.  The inspirational athlete award named after Ben Cherry (z’l…