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Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

August 6, 2020 Dear Friends: Over the past few months, I am sure you have read stories of individuals and families we have been able to assist in our weekly e-blasts and through our social media platforms. These stories have been just a snapshot of the job we have been doing since mid-March when COVID-19…

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JCC Day Camp featured on WBRE’s “PA Live!”

“JCC Day Camp on PA Live!“   by: Ryan Kucewicz Posted: Jul 28, 2020 / 04:35 PM EDT / Updated: Jul 28, 2020 / 04:35 PM EDT https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SQncAvj_pJ2lf98o-fU2IoHz_K0Gn3w0/view?usp=sharing

JCC Staff trained in CPR & AED

Today four of our JCC staff were trained in CPR and how to properly use the AED by Margaret Austin, BHA, RN, CEN, Trauma Prevention/Outreach Coordinator from Geisinger Medical!

JCC Day Camp In the News!

“Fun and friends prevail at Harvey’s Lake Camp despite coronavirus”July 17, 2020 Citizen’s VoiceBy Bob Kalinowski HARVEYS LAKE — Mia Saracinaj says she cried earlier this year when she heard her beloved summer camp might be canceled this year because of the COVID-19 virus. “I did. I’m serious. I like to be here a lot,”…

Outdoor Marketplace: Sundays in August!

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Check out the Outdoor Marketplace on Sundays in  the Friedman JCC parking lot.  Fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, oils, new and slightly used apparel, antiques and collectibles, equipment, jewelry, and much much more! VENDORS NEEDED Click HERE for Vendor Information Email  Sharon Matylewicz  for Vendor Registration Forms or call…

Upcoming Virtual Programs


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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