Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

June 18, 2020   Dear Friends:   On behalf of the Friedman JCC Staff and Board of Directors, we would like to thank you for your support and patience as we have continued to navigate the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although our doors have been closed for nearly three months, our professional staff team…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

June 11, 2020 Dear Friends: We are profoundly disturbed by the specter of racism and discrimination in this country and join with all those demanding that we live up to the principles of freedom, equality, and justice that are the cornerstones of our society. These same principles are integral to who we are. We take…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

June 4, 2020 Dear Friends: I hope this message finds you and your family in good health during these difficult times. As we recently reported, we are preparing to reopen the Illumination Early Learning Center on Monday, June 8, 2020. The Illumination Early Learning Center will be following infection control procedures recommended by the Centers…

Taking a Stand Against Hatred

Statement on Death of George Floyd Dear Friends: The Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania decries the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Video recordings clearly show that Mr. Floyd, an African-American 46-year-old, was subjected to shocking brutality despite the fact that he was handcuffed and subdued. His repeated pleas for help and…