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

JCC Book Club

When: March 30, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center, 613 S J Strauss Ln

Passover Seder

When: April 5, 2023 @ 5:45 pm
Where: The Friedman JCC, 613 SJ Strauss Lane, Kingston PA

Genesis and the Big Bang – Dinosaurs Too

When: March 19, 2023 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Where: The Friedman JCC

First Annual Wedding Showcase

When: April 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: The Friedman JCC

Annual JCC Golf Outing

When: July 31, 2023 all-day
Where: Huntsville Golf Club, 1334 Market St, Dallas, PA 18612

From Mistakes to Miracles

When: February 26, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: The Friedman JCC

Join us February 26 at 11:00 AM at the Friedman JCC to hear about the book “From Mistakes to Miracles” as Lori Prashker-Thomas Discusses Adoption, Stigma, Shame, & Standing Strong in Her Book Join us for a…

Holocaust Remembrance Concert

When: April 18, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: The Friedman JCC

Save the Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 7:30 pm     Holocaust Remembrance Concert Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 7:30PM Friedman Jewish Community Center Arcadia Chorale Piece Performed: Holocaust Cantata composed by Donald McCullough…

JCC Camp and Membership Open House

When: January 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: The Friedman JCC

Stop by the JCC on Saturday, January 28 from 9-12 When you sign up for a JCC  membership  or register for Camp you will be  entered in a drawing to win one of the following…

Chair Yoga

When: December 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: The Friedman JCC

Improved flexibility, relieving stiffness, strengthening the body, and a happy mental state are a few of the benefits that chair yoga can provide.   You’ll get increased range of motion through holding postures on a…


When: December 26, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: The Friedman JCC, 613 S J Strauss Lane, Kingston, Pa 18704

Based on the works of Joseph Pilates, our mat pilates class will help improve general fitness and over-all well-being by concentrating on strengthening the core (belly, back, and butt).  Posture, balance, and flexibility are improved.…