Sports

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.…

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…

Susquehanna Police Bring Home Gold in 2021 Corporate Clash

By Terri Travers

A chance to laugh with coworkers and bond over friendly competition is the mission of the Harrisburg JCC’s annual Corporate Clash.  After a year hiatus due to Covid, the “Business Olympics” were back in action at the JCC on Thursday, August 26th.  Four teams were wi…

Lancaster Community Member Supports Arava Institute with Ride Across Israel

By Don Feldman
In 1972, during the summer following my freshman year in college, I started bicycling in a serious way.   I spent the summer working for my father at his office in Manhattan and I decided to bicycle to work from our home in Belle Harbor, in southeastern Queens.   It was 1…

Jewish Community Has Long Love Affair with America’s Pastime

By Mary Klaus and Adam Grobman

Not many people know more about baseball than Andy Linker.

The longtime beat writer and chronicler of the Harrisburg Senators has written four books on the subject and has been watching the sport since he began attending games with his cousins in the 1960s.