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 | The Center For Everyone
  • 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

I Like To Move It (ages 4-8)

When: August 10, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center

“I like to move it” Dance Class (ages 4-8) – this 45 minute class is for beginner level students. We will learn basic dance movements combined with activities and games, perfect for an active kid who…

Beginner Ballroom Dance

When: July 7, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

 

Zumbini

When: July 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Music and movement class created for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers for 45 minutes of non-stop fun! Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 PM and 5:15 PM . Taught by Miss Marikate,…

Zumbini

When: July 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Music and movement class created for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers for 45 minutes of non-stop fun! Classes are held Mondays at 4:00 PM and 5:15 PM. Taught by Miss Marikate, Cost is $125.00…

13th Annual Pauly Friedman 5K Run & Walk

When: August 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center

13th Annual Pauly Friedman 5K Run & Walk Sunday, August 29, 2021 9:00am Hosted by THE Friedman Jewish Community Center Benefiting Family Service Association and 211 Helpline RUNSIGNUP.COM/FRIEDMAN5K

Open House At The JCC!

When: July 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center

Open House At The JCC! SUNDAY JULY 11, 2021 | 10AM – 2PM AT The Friedman Jewish Community Center 613 S.J. Strauss Ln Kingston, PA • All Ages Welcome! • Appearance by Tux (Wilkes-Barre Scranton…

Ron Blomberg – Zoom

When: September 26, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Calling all Yankee Fans! (Red Sox and Phillies fans are welcome too!) Sunday, September 26, at 8PM EDT *Join Ron Blomberg via ZOOM, the first baseball designated hitter in major league history *Listen to Ron…

Songs of Friends: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Friendship Day

When: July 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Songs of Friends: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Friendship Day Thursday, July 29, 4-5:15pm $5 w/ “Early Bird” purchase! Prepare for International or National Friendship Day (July 30 or Aug 1) with popular instructor James…

The Back Mountain Chamber Presents – BACK TO 80’s

When: August 27, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Back Mountain Chamber Presents BACK TO 80’s Friday, August 27, 2021 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm Irem Country Club Pavilion $55 / Ticket Hors d’oeuvres, food stations, dessert tables,…

teatime4tots – Caregiver & Me Summer Series

When: June 30, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 11:15 am

Book into Wednesday Summer Sessions Visit https://www.teatime4tots.com/book-online to book and for more info Baby Summer Sessions (0-24 Months) Wednesdays 9:30 @ The JCC in Kingston 6 Sessions- Wednesdays, June 23 & 30th, July 7th, 14th,…