Jewish Family Service

Looking Forward is Looking Back

By Steven Schauder, Executive Director, Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, invites us to reflect on the year that was and on the year that lies ahead. While so many of us desire to put the past year behind us and never look back, I’m reminded o…

Thank You For Striking Out COVID with JFS

By Steven Schauder, MSW, CFRE | Executive Director, Jewish Family Service

We wanted to thank more than 700 community members who came out in full force on July 16th, to support JFS, our community’s Covid heroes, and the National Israeli baseball team. This was a once-in-a-lifetime event t…

My Experience As An Intern at Jewish Family Service

By Julia Chlaifer

I'm Julia Chlaifer and I'm currently a student at Penn State Harrisburg working towards a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology. I've been working in childcare for the past six years, but I wanted to see what other fields I …

Let’s Play Ball—Why JFS is Sponsoring Team Israel’s Visit to Harrisburg

By Steve Schauder, JFS Executive Director

When I lived in Jerusalem in the late 1990s, I used to trudge out to Kibbutz Gezer by  public bus to play baseball with a ragtag group of olim and American expats. I remember people on the bus staring at my glove, often asking what it was used for …

JFS to Partner with Senators and Team Israel to “Strike Out COVID”

Jewish Family Service of Harrisburg will be partnering with the Harrisburg Senators to sponsor a game between the Israel National Baseball Team (Team Israel) and the Cal Ripken All-Stars.

Striking Out COVID: A Family Celebration will take place on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 10am at FNB Field …