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

Community Chanukah Celebration

When: December 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Where: The Friedman JCC, 613 J Strauss Lane, Kingston, Pa 18704

An Evening with the Marvelous Mr. Noah Gardenswartz Comedian and Writer for the Emmy-award winning Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

When: December 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Friedman JCC, 613 S J Strauss Lane, Kingston, Pa 18704

Friedman JCC – 4th Annual Winter Adult Men’s Basketball League

When: January 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am – March 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center

Friedman JCC provides a competitive Adult Men’s Basketball League for those who are not ready to hang up their athletic shoes. This is a great league to gather with friends and other associates within our…

Please Join Us for an Evening with the Honorable John F. Tefft

When: October 16, 2022 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Where: Cohen Social Hall, 613 S J Strauss Lane, Kingston, Pa 18704

Please Join Us for an Evening with the Honorable John F. Tefft Former Ambassador to Ukraine, Russia and Lithuania Presentation Topic: The US Stake in the Ukraine/Russian War Cohen Social Hall – Sunday, October 16,…

Winter Slam Jam

When: November 11, 2022 – November 13, 2022 all-day
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center, 613 S J Strauss Ln

My Sky Elite / JCC Fall League is back!

When: October 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am – November 19, 2022 @ 11:15 am
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center, 613 S J Strauss Ln

My Sky Elite / JCC Fall League is back! Girls and Boys 5th-8th Grade League runs Oct 11 through Nov 19 Practices Tues or Thurs Evenings with Games on Saturday mornings starting Oct 22. Four…

An Evening with Former Ambassador to Russia, Ukraine & Lithuania JOHN TEFFT

When: October 16, 2022 @ 6:45 pm
Where: The Friedman JCC, 613 S.J. Strauss Lane, Kingston Pa

Please Join Us for an Evening with the Honorable John F. Tefft. Former US Ambassador to Ukraine, Russia and Lithuania Cohen Social Hall | Sunday, October 16, 2022 | 6:45pm The educational event is sponsored…

Barre Class

When: September 6, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: The Friedman JCC

Using a combination of Pilates and the ballet barre or chair, the Barre class focuses on the glutes and core. This class does require floor exercises on the mat. Work muscles you didn’t even know that you had!!

Low Impact Cardio Dance

When: August 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Low impact aerobics with easy choreography blended with every dance from the Chicken Dance to the Cha-Cha! No weights will required for this class. Instructor: Doreen

Stability Ball

When: September 7, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Use the stability balls for the best core workout ever and have fun at the same time! Standing, sitting on the ball and floor work makes this work out different every time. Instructor: Debbie Grossman