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Harrisburg JCC Reopens with Children's Programs

The JCC has begun its staged reopening process. We had worked with our Medical Advisory Team for the previous month to determine the safest way to reopen.

On Monday, June 22, Brenner Family Early Learning Center reopened at 50% initial capacity.

On Monday, June 29, Summer Break at the J b…

Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

STATEMENT OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER HARRISBURG, THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF THE FEDERATION, AND THE RABBINIC COUNCIL OF GREATER HARRISBURG

The Jewish Community of the Harrisburg area, represented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, Community Relations Council of…

Organizations Jointly Condemn PA Lawmaker’s Offensive Nazi Analogy

On May 4, 2020, a coalition of Jewish-affiliated organizations issued the following statement: 

“ADL, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the Jewi…

The Silver Platter

with intro by Oren Yagil

On November 29th, 1947, the United Nations held its famous vote to create the state of Israel.

Several days after this historic vote, Chaim Weizmann, who a few months later became Israel’s first President, said in a speech, “The State of Israel will not be give…

$1B for the Day After: An Open Letter to the Jewish Funder Community

by Doron Krakow, President/CEO, JCC Association of North America

There are 164 JCCs across North America.  Collectively, their annual operating budgets total more than $1.6 billion and they employ over 38,000 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees.  Each year, their summer camps are…