York JCC Expands Social Services Through JFS Acquisition

By Jessica Montour

The York Jewish Community Center is expanding its programs and services through the acquisition of Jewish Family Services of York. As of May 28, 2021, York JFS is now operating as the Family Services department of the York JCC.

Since 1988, JFS has provided quality servic…

Update To HBG JCC Mask/Reservation Policy

After careful consideration and consultation with its Medical Advisory Team, the Harrisburg JCC has made the following updates to its masking policy and registration system. These updates went into effect on June 1, 2021:

  • Face Masks are now optional for fully vaccinated members visiting t…

PJC Statement on the Rise of Domestic Anti-Semitism

On May 27, 2021, the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition released the following statement on the rise of domestic anti-Semitism:

The Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition (PJC) has grave concerns regarding the rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes both locally and nationally.

Since the recent fighting in Isr…

JCC Reopens After Temporary SFR Closure

Following Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement on December 30, the Harrisburg JCC resumed previously opened fitness activities beginning at 8am on January 4.

Current activities available to members (with online pre-registration) include:

JCC Fitness Center – including strength and cardio c…

Agencies Share Stories of Success at Virtual JAAM

By Adam Grobman

On October 28th, representatives from Harrisburg’s Jewish Agencies shared stories of success and challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic during the Joint Agency Annual Meeting (JAAM).

This year’s JAAM was held via Zoom and the program was introduced by Rabbi Ari…