Jewish Community Foundation

Women of Vision Celebrate Two Decades of Tzedakah

By Mary Klaus

When Arlynn Weber founded the Women of Vision Philanthropic Fund in 2001, she hoped to help Harrisburg-area Jewish women in need.

Twenty years later, Women of Vision has helped 60 women achieve their dreams.

From helping women return to the workplace to assisting with specia…

Jewish Community Foundation JAAM

Below are the materials submitted by the Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA for the 2020 Joint Agency Annual Meeting, including a page featuring a recap of the year as well as the board slate.



Board List




FY is 9-1-2020 through…

Small Congregations Get Creative for Holidays

by Jan Jaben-Eilon | Edited from original article in Atlanta Jewish Times

Five congregations ranging in size from 30 families to more than 100 family members along the west shore of the Susquehanna River held a collaborative Tu B’Av Zoom program as a “test-run event” in preparation fo…

Kosher Grab-and-Go Provides Nutrition, Smiles to Children

By Mary Klaus

Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit Pennsylvania, many communities started grab-and-go meals providing breakfast and lunch to children under the age of 18.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, Teach PA, Norman Gras Kosher Food Consultant, and Jewish Community Foun…

Women of Vision Philanthropic Fund Issues 2020 Grants

By Michele Wickwire

The Women of Vision Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania recently issued grants to support three individuals and one organization administered by three agencies. All applications received were approved by the WOV Grants Committee and the Women …