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…

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