“A Good Place to Have a Jewish Life:” Sam Levine Honored with Hursh Award

By Adam Grobman

Though Sam Levine was not born in Harrisburg, he’s become an integral part of it.

“By Harrisburg standards, I’m not native, because I’ve only lived here sixty-five years,” he jokes. “I was born in Hazleton and my family moved here when I was two years old.”


JCC Volunteer of the Year Award – Medical Advisory Team

The Harrisburg JCC leaned heavily on its newly established Medical Advisory Team while reopening various programming and setting safety standards throughout the pandemic. The Team, comprised of Drs. Michael Katzman, Sarah Kawasaki, Bryan Reid, and Brandon Smith, has provided interpretations …

Giant To Expand Kosher Food Section In Renovation To Linglestown Rd. Store

By Mary Klaus

A familiar grocery store which carries everything from Dr. Brown’s cream soda to Yehuda gefilte fish is about to turn its Kosher section to “a store within a store.”

Giant at 2300 Linglestown Road, a major supplier of kosher food for area Jews, is planning a major renov…

Jewish Community Has Long Love Affair with America’s Pastime

By Mary Klaus and Adam Grobman

Not many people know more about baseball than Andy Linker.

The longtime beat writer and chronicler of the Harrisburg Senators has written four books on the subject and has been watching the sport since he began attending games with his cousins in the 1960s.

We Are All Across America

By Bryna Sherr

The city: Rogers, Arkansas.

Ever heard of it? I can’t say I would have been able to tell you where Arkansas was on a map in 2009! Rogers/Bentonville is in Northwest Arkansas – the home of Walmart.

The People: The Sherr family. We had to relocate temporarily due to my hu…