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Sunday, September 20 – Closed for Rosh Hashanah
NO Outdoor Marketplace September 20 & 27
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Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

September 17, 2020   Shana Tovah to everyone:   On Rosh HaShanah, (The Jewish New Year) we say “Shanah tovah um’tukah,” which means “May you have a good and sweet new year.” The greeting can be shortened to “Shanah tovah” (“A good year”). The more formal expression is “L’shanah tovah tikateivu v’teichateimu”, which means “A good year, and…

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Coming Soon: Pickleball Pro Sessions

Interested in a Pickleball Pro Session? Learn  how to increase your Pickleball skills from a Pro. Fill out the pre-registration form at the front desk, call, or email us so that we can add you to the list. We will have more information posted shortly on definitive date and pricing! For additional questions, please call…

9/6: FREE “Back to School Kits” at Outdoor Marketplace

Sunday, September 6th  at the Outdoor Marketplace: All children will receive a free “Back to School Kit”  (while supplies last) Sept 6th vendors: Country Mountain Dips – Gourmet dips Candy Queen – penny candy Shpoppy Shawn Shmoked Cheese – smoked cheese Around the Table Catering – kosher and vegetarian food Pink Zebra – soy candles…

Film Festival, Author Events, Book Discussions & More!

Enjoy these Virtual Programs from our friends at JCC Chicago. Jewish Film Festival LIVE Q&A with Monsieur Mayonnaise filmmaker Dr. Trevor Graham Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 8pm EDT https://jccfilmfest.jccchicago.org/event/live-qa-monsieur-mayonnaise-filmmaker-dr-trevor-graham/?type=list LIVE Book Discussion: with author of And in the Vienna Woods the Trees Remain and 1947: Where Now Begins with author Elisabeth Asbrink Thursday, September 3, Noon EDT…

Swastikas Painted on Kesher Israel Congregation, Harrisburg

August 13, 2020 Dear Friends: The Harrisburg Jewish community was horrified earlier this week to learn that Kesher Israel Congregation was desecrated with two swastikas painted on their building at 2500 North Third Street. Although Kesher Israel Congregation was able to remove the physical markings, the pain of this act of hatred will forever remain.…

Sara’s Table

Kraus Chaiken Food Pantry

Sara’s Table at the Kraus Chaiken Food Pantry is a full service food pantry open to those in need. The Food Pantry is open Friday mornings from 9:30 – 11 AM and recipients may “shop” among our shelves of non-perishable goods, as well as produce and meats.

Early Childhood

Illumination Early Learning Center

Our vision is to be an innovative early learning center consisting of children, families and educators who collaborate to construct enriched learning experiences. We aspire to be active, engaged, reflective, and intentional partners who will enhance the lives of children in the Wyoming Valley.


JCC Day Camp

Located in a gated, 40-acre jewel overlooking scenic Harvey’s Lake, our camp abounds with sports fields, three swimming pools, an indoor gym (available for year-round use), a performing arts theatre in the round, tennis courts, outdoor and indoor basketball courts…

Kluger Tribute Gala

September 13th, 5:30p.m.-7:00p.m.

Please join us for the Kluger Tribute Gala. With respect to adhering to CDC-enforced guidelines, the Kluger Tribute Gala will be a 1.5 hour socially-distanced cocktail party including hors d’oeuvres, desserts, coffee, and open bar, with an outstanding recognition of Allan Kluger honoring his tireless service to our JCC.

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