CEO Letters

CEO Letter 5.20.22

By Jenn Ross

One of the components of the 2022 Jewish Council for Public Affairs Conference was the screening of a powerful documentary, Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America.  Former ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson’s groundbreaking talk on the history of U.S. anti-Bla…

CEO Letter 4.8.22

By Jenn Ross

This year’s Purim was joyous for me. The 2020 community carnival and Megillah readings were the last hoorah before the COVID pandemic changed our lives.   It was invigorating to reconvene in person at the JCC, the joint Chisuk Emuna/Beth El reading and Spiel, and the Women…

CEO Letter 11.19.21

By Jenn Ross

 

I am proud to share that our JCC has been chosen to participate in JCulture 2.0, a program that aims to make JCCs more welcoming, inclusive, and respectful spaces. Lori Rubin, Christine Cutuli, and I participated in an immersive training focusing on important issues such as…

CEO Letter 4.22.22

By Jenn Ross

Like the Passover holiday, working on behalf of the Jewish community can often be bittersweet. While Community Review is filled with examples of people and programs serving and uniting our community, too frequently our work and focus is on responding to and protecting against a…

CEO Letter 3.25.22

By Jenn Ross

Earlier this month, a coalition of Jewish community members met with Harrisburg Mayor Wanda Williams to introduce ourselves and speak about the Jewish Community’s commitment to fighting hate and racism.  The group included Rabbi Ariana Capptauber, Rabbi Ron Muroff, Mike Sand…