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News, Announcements, and Updates from the Federation

CEO Letter - Community Review, April 10, 2020

by Jenn Ross

Whenever I write my column, I am aware that my message may be somewhat dated by the time Community Review is printed and delivered to you.  Since our building closure at 6pm on Monday, March 16, calculating time has perplexed me.  Information dramatically changes not only by …

Joint Statement of Solidarity by Jewish Communal Organizations

We join today as representatives of Jewish American communal organizations to urge our political leaders and all our fellow Americans to treat this public health crisis as a moment for kindness and solidarity, and to make extra efforts to reach towards one another in support, not look to bla…

COVID-19 Update from the Federation | March 30, 2020

Dear Members and Friends,

The JCC building has been closed to the public since the evening of March 16 and will remain closed until further notice. We will reopen when Governor Tom Wolf or PA Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine decrees we are permitted and we determine it is safe to open…

Jewish Federation Launches JCCatHome Virtual Programming Initiative

The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg temporarily closed its physical doors in Mid-March amidst the COVID-19 crisis, but is continuing to engage the community through its new JCC at Home Initiative, bringing virtual programming to tots, teens, adults, and seniors throughout the region.…

Harrisburg JCC to Temporarily Close

Dear Members and friends,

Due to concerns stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, our executive board and staff have made the difficult decision to close the Harrisburg JCC effective today, Monday, March 16 at 6pm through at least April 1st. This applies to all programming in our buildin…