Press Releases

News, Announcements, and Updates from the Federation

Statement on the Hostage Situation at Beth Israel Synagogue in Texas

Now that the hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas has ended, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to law enforcement for being on the scene today and negotiating the release of the four worshippers who were held as hostages.

The Secure Commu…

Dixon University Center: Future Federation Home Has Deep Community History

By David J. Morrison

Fronting the Susquehanna River some thirty blocks north of Center City Harrisburg lies one of the most scenic, historic, and bucolic pieces of real estate to be found anywhere in Central Pennsylvania.

In the early 20th Century, the Harrisburg Academy acquired the land,…

Alexander Grass Campus for Jewish Life FAQ

Alexander Grass Campus for Jewish Life FAQ


  1. What is the Alexander Grass Campus for Jewish Life?

The Alexander Grass Campus for Jewish Life creates a common space for organizations to enhance the quality of Jewish life in the greater Harrisburg region and serve the community at large,…

Plans Moving Forward for Alexander Grass Campus for Jewish Life

By Abby Smith, Chair of the Board of Directors, Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg

By now, I’m sure that you’ve heard the news about our offer being accepted to purchase the Dixon University Center, which will be our community’s future home as the Alexander Grass Campus for Jewis…

A Big Announcement For Jewish Harrisburg's Future

To our community members:

For the last 65 years, we’ve called the building at 3301 N. Front Street home. It has hosted many simchas and special events, keeping us connected and coming together year after year, and each of us hold it in our hearts in different ways, from remembering the da…