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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…

Reading of Names to be Held Virtually

The Reading of Names, an annual vigil commemorating Kedoshim (those who lost their lives during the Holocaust), will take place virtually from April 20 – 21st, when Yom Hashoah, the Day of Remembrance, begins.

The annual commemoration was originally scheduled to be held in person at Templ…

Events, Services Cancelled Across the Jewish Community

by Adam Grobman

The month of March saw COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) take over the minds of the lucky and the bodies of the less fortunate.

As the disease spread across the globe and large-scale events, such as Austin’s SXSW and the NCAA Tournament, were postponed or cancelled, it was onl…