2019 Year in Review

In our Inaugural year, the Adult and Community Programs offered everything from food to holiday celebrations to laughter:

  • We served 3,340 Congregate meals and continued our delicious tradition of “Chicken Thursday.”
  • More than 1,800 people in need received food from Sara’s Pantry. All the food is donated through the generosity of the Commission on Economic Opportunity and community members.
  • Michael Smerconish, radio host, tv presenter, columnist, author, lawyer, presented to a standing room only crowd at our first major program.
2019 Year In Review | Friedman JCC
  • We asked four questions, drank four cups of wine or grape juice, munched on matzah and found the afikomen at our annual Community Passover Seder, offering a place for more than 200 people to begin the holiday.
  • In honor of Yom HaShoah, more than 200 people attended as we screened the film, “Who Will Write Our History,” produced by Nancy Spielberg which included a live Skype call to the producer, Roberta Grossman.
  • We ate and laughed with comedian Joel Chasnoff and Israeli chef Lior Lev Sercarz during “Belly Laughs,” a live cooking and comedy show.
  • We commemorated the 80th Anniversary of the St. Louis with Scott Miller of the US Holocaust Museum. JCC Board Member David Schwager shared the harrowing story of his family who were passengers on the St. Louis.
  • The Israeli Scouts performed at the JCC and at the JCC Camp. They sang and danced and introduced our Jewish and general community to the meaning of ruach, spirit.
  • Jan Kasoff, Emmy Award winning cameraman, shared stories from “Behind the Scenes of Saturday Night Live.”
  • We hosted an Israeli Scholar in Residence and enjoyed classes on the art of Israeli paper cutting.

Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE – Tribute Casual Gala

When: June 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania Sidney & Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center Presents Tribute Casual Gala Sunday, June 13, 2021 2:00pm – 4:00pm Honoring Steve Davidowitz Taly Kornfeld & Karen Blum,…

1ST ANNUAL PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

When: March 20, 2021 – March 21, 2021 all-day

The Friedman JCC proudly presents the 1st Annual Spring Slam Jam. A pickleball tournament powered by HEAD featuring 2 days of indoor doubles play on 3 courts. Game format is round robin with 5 game…

Songs of Love: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration

When: February 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

t’s said that “love is a many-splendored thing!” But so, too, is music, no? Celebrate love by joining popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to journey through a diverse array of music –…

Exploring Opera: The Divas

When: February 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Discover some of opera’s greatest ladies, some know, some not know. Learn about their backgrounds and experience their brilliance. The word “Diva” strikes excitement in some, fear in others. Regardless, an opera diva usually has…

The Clint Edwards Show

When: February 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We could all use a little music in our lives! We have arranged for composer and pianist, Clint Edwards, to play a show on Wed Feb 3rd at 7pm EST for all to enjoy.   Playing in…

JFNA Virtual Mission to Washington, DC

When: February 1, 2021 – February 2, 2021 all-day

Join (Jewish Federation of North America) JFNA February 1 (evening) – February 2 (day) for the first-ever national Jewish Virtual Mission to Washington. Be among the first in the nation to virtually meet with members of the new administration and bi-partisan Congressional leaders, such…

Red Cross Community Blood Drive

When: February 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friedman Jewish Community Center To maintain social distancing, scheduled appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment in advance call 800-Red Cross 1-800-733-2767 Or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter “Friedman JCC” Remember, masks are required and bring your photo…

The People On The Beach: Journeys To Freedom After The Holocaust

When: January 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us when the Standard Club and the Authors Program and Lunch @65 West Public Affairs Forum of the Union League Club welcome British author Rosie Whitehouse. Ms. Whitehouse will be joining us live…

Like Dreamers – Inspirational Stories From Israel

When: January 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

With the Covid-19 pandemic driving us physically apart, we’ve searched for a way to bring us closer together. Joining forces with entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and social activists, we’ve produced a series of ‘boutique’ inspirational conversations…

SAVE THE DATE – JCC’s 60TH Annual Golf Outing

When: August 23, 2021 all-day
Where: Huntsville Golf Club, 1334 Market St, Dallas, PA 18612