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Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

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Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, Winter is coming and…there is no break from hunger. Is winter in Northeastern Pennsylvania your favorite time of year? There are some people who cannot say that. Not everyone is fortunate enough to escape the skyrocketing utility bills, medical and prescription bills and costs of childcare, though our winter weather brings with it…

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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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