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

American Red Cross Community Blood Drive

When: July 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: The Friedman JCC, 613 S.J. Strauss Lane, Kingston Pa

61st Annual JCC Golf Outing

When: August 1, 2022 all-day
Where: Huntsville Golf Club, 1334 Market St, Dallas, PA 18612

JCC Day Camp

When: June 20, 2022 – August 19, 2022 all-day
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center, 613 S J Strauss Ln

For the past 91 summers, generations of families have enjoyed the Wyoming Valley JCC Camp. Located in a gated, 40-acre jewel overlooking scenic Harveys Lake, our camp abounds with sports fields, three swimming pools, an…

Passover Sedar

When: April 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Passover Film Festival

When: April 14, 2022 – April 24, 2022 all-day

Tribute Gala

When: June 8, 2022 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center, 613 S J Strauss Ln

Yiddish Class

When: April 7, 2022 @ 11:00 am
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center, 613 S J Strauss Ln

Yiddish Class Thursday April 7 at 11:00 AM Bring a song, a story, a memory with you. We need you, and we need your memories. Bring a friend……enjoy some laughter with us…. Any questions, call…

Music Therapy For A Better Life

When: February 7, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center, 613 S J Strauss Ln

MUSIC THERAPY FOR A BETTER LIFE  Continues every Monday at | 12:00pm What is Music Therapy and who does it help? Music Therapy is simply the application of music to suit the needs of an…

Bowling Benefit Fundraiser

When: April 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Chako's Family Bowling Center, 195 N. Wilkes Barre Blvd.

Men’s Club

When: January 18, 2022 @ 10:30 am
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center, 613 S J Strauss Ln

Men’s Club Tuesday’s at 10:30AM RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE Call the front desk 570-824-4646 for reservations