Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, During these past few months, The Friedman JCC has seen several operational successes that we can all feel good about but have at the same time revealed how much further we have yet to go, the opportunities that have emerged from this pandemic – for strategic thinking and planning, for pursuing effectiveness and…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, When we think about what stimulates our passion and involvement with the Friedman JCC, it is that the JCC has such a profound existence in so many people’s everyday life. Our impact is real, generations have been touched by our programs and by our mission. Lives have been changed for the better, our…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, Our Friedman JCC staff has been diligently working to maintain a safe environment for all. However, as a reminder, we ask all of our visitors and participants to continue to follow these protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19: • Stay home if sick: Monitor your health and stay home if you are…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

November 5, 2020 Dear Friends: At our upcoming Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA Annual Members ZOOM Meeting on Sunday, November 15, we are taking time out to appreciate and thank our Super Volunteers. We pause to recognize the power of volunteers and their profound impact on advancing our Mission, while improving our agency, strengthening our…

  October 29, 2020   Dear Friends:     Our staff has been diligently working to maintain a safe environment for all. However, as a reminder, we ask all of our visitors and participants to continue to follow these protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19:   Stay home if sick: Monitor your health and…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

October 29, 2020 Dear Friends: In a year that has already made history in so many ways, the upcoming elections on Tuesday, November 3 are set to be historic. As we approach Election Day, it is more important than ever to be informed and prepared to vote. Making our voices heard with our votes is…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

August 6, 2020 Dear Friends: Over the past few months, I am sure you have read stories of individuals and families we have been able to assist in our weekly e-blasts and through our social media platforms. These stories have been just a snapshot of the job we have been doing since mid-March when COVID-19…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

July 23, 2020   Dear Friends:   We will never forget the spring of COVID-19. We lost loved ones, we closed our schools and businesses and millions of people became unemployed.   But we have also seen remarkable resilience and leadership. Healthcare workers inspired us with their dedication, while our Rabbis consoled mourners in Zoom shivas.…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

July 3, 2020 Dear Friends: This 4th of July holiday feels a bit different—like most holidays over the past couple months have felt. But it is important to remember that, despite changed plans or cancelled events, we can always hold on to our sense of community. Here at the Friedman JCC, that’s what has kept…

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…