Statement of Harrisburg United on the Recent Surge of Hate Activity

The following statement was originally released on October 2, 2020.

Harrisburg United, an open coalition of Harrisburg region civic, labor, religious, and community organizations, is saddened and alarmed to note the recent surge of hate behaviors in our area: the desecration of a synagogue…

Hello from New Executive Director of Jewish Family Service

by Steve Schauder


My name is Steve Schauder and I’m incredibly thrilled to be joining the Jewish Family Service of Harrisburg as its new Executive Director.


I’ve spent my 31 year career in nonprofits, with 26 years in Jewish communal service and 15 years as an Executive Directo…

Community Shares Messages of Support for Kesher Israel

The InterReligious Forum of Greater Harrisburg abhors the unacceptable
actions of those who desecrated Kesher Israel Congregation. We, of many
faiths, stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the Jewish
community and especially with the congregation of Kesher Israel. May our

PJC Statement in Response to Philly NAACP President Rodney Muhammad

The Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition issued the following statement in response to the recent Facebook post of Philadelphia NAACP president Rodney Muhammad:


Rodney Muhammad’s statement, cloaked with the authority of the NAACP-- an organization with a storied legacy and laudable goals—r…


The following statement is adapted from one originally shared on July 10, 2020. Since publishing this statement, Mr. Jackson has expressed remorse for his comments and has participated in Holocaust education with Survivors.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg stands with ADL,  AJC,…