Press Releases

News, Announcements, and Updates from the Federation

Responding to the Desecration of Kesher Israel Congregation

Our community was horrified yesterday to learn that Kesher Israel Congregation was desecrated with two swastikas painted on their building at 2500 North Third Street.  Although KI was able to remove the physical markings, the pain of this act of hatred remains. The Mayor’s Interfaith Advi…

PA Jewish Coalition Responds to Post by Philadelphia NAACP President

The Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition issued the following statement in response to the recent Facebook post of Philadelphia NAACP president Rodney Muhammad:

Rodney Muhammad’s statement, cloaked with the authority of the NAACP-- an organization with a storied legacy and laudable goals—refle…

Guidelines for Travel & Quarantine

Per the PA Department of Health, individuals visiting any of the following states will be required to quarantine for two weeks upon returning home:

Alabama | Arkansas | Florida | Idaho | Illinois | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Minnesota | Mississippi Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | N…

Statement on Anti-Semitic Comments by Philadelphia Eagles WR Desean Jackson

STATEMENT OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER HARRISBURG ON ANTI-SEMITIC COMMENTS BY PHILADELPHIA EAGLES WIDE RECEIVER DESEAN JACKSON

The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg stands with ADL,  AJC, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jers…

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…