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Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

  October 7, 2020   Dear Friends,   The Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania is known as a leader in community building and engagement, a legacy to be proud of today and for future generations.  Your support of the Jewish Community is vitally important and greatly appreciated.   The scope of services we provide is…

New Hours starting Monday, October 5th:

Monday -Thursday:  7am – 9pm    Friday-Sunday: 7am – 4pm

Closed Daily for Deep Cleaning:  1:00pm-1:30 pm

Your health and safety are our highest priority.

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News and Announcements


Statement on recent Hate Speech incident

Hate speech is increasing in Pennsylvania and reaching our elected officials As our Commonwealth continues to struggle with COVID-19 and wrestle with a hostile political season, acts of hate speech are increasing.  Recently they have arrived at the door – literally the door — of a Jewish elected official. This past Monday, Pennsylvania Representative Aaron…

Honoring Local Law Enforcement

The Jewish Community recently honored local law enforcement at a “Faith & Blue” event to thank them for their support and protection of the Jewish Community.

NEW: Shop the JCC Fall Apparel Store!

Check out our Fall Apparel Store- Order now thru November 8th!

Sukkot Outdoor Harvest Festival In the News!

Our Sukkot Harvest Fall Festival was held at the Outdoor Marketplace and was featured on WNEP-TV. See the entire feature on

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…

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