JFGH Launches Virtual Programming Initiative

by Adam Grobman

The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg temporarily closed its physical doors last month amidst the COVID-19 crisis, but is continuing to engage the community through its new JCC at Home Initiative, bringing virtual programming to tots, teens, adults, and seniors throughout the region.

An evolving schedule of the programming slate, which includes stories and crafts for children and community-sustaining video check-ins for all ages, can be found at https://jewishharrisburg.org/virtual-programming

The programming is designed to reflect a “typical day” at the Harrisburg JCC. ELC students participate in activities similar to their daily schedule, while senior adults meet virtually on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, mirroring the Senior Adult Club programs that are traditionally held in the JCC building.

Program highlights so far include an ever-growing list of fitness classes with familiar JCC instructors, Super Sunday Live variety show, and Storytime, a Monday-morning session for children. Later this month, the Holocaust remembrance program, Reading of Names, will take place via the Zoom teleconferencing app.

In addition to in-house programming, the Federation has compiled a resource page of activities, workouts, and ideas for keeping busy, culled from all corners of the internet by staff members.

Community members looking for updates on the Jewish Federation’s ongoing response to COVID-19 can sign up for email updates at http://eepurl.com/gcL0Mz or visit www.jewishharrisburg.org.