Press Releases

News, Announcements, and Updates from the Federation

Next Steps in Reopening Harrisburg JCC

On Monday, June 22, the JCC will begin our staged reopening process. We have been working with our Medical Advisory Team for the past month to determine the safest way to reopen. This is the timeline that we have established based on the current circumstances:

Monday, June 22: Brenner Famil…

Green Hills Announcement for 2020 Season

Dear Friends,

We hope this message finds you safe and healthy.

It is with great disappointment that I share the news that Green Hills Swim Club will not open for the 2020 season. Please know that this decision was not taken lightly, and our leadership team factored in everything from finan…

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…

Planning Update from Federation/JCC 5-20-2020

Even while our physical doors are still closed, staff at the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg/JCC are hard at work serving you virtually and making plans to see you again in person safely. 

We will reopen only when we are permitted to do so based on the state guidelines and when…

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…