Menorah Finds New Home As Special Bar Mitzvah Gift

By Mary Klaus

An old menorah found in a Virginia attic and nearly thrown away has a new home with a recently Bar Mitzvah.

C.J. Schneier, who became a Bar Mitzvah at Chisuk Emuna in May, received the gift from Matt McGuire, a Catholic man new to the area.

McGuire, who in November moved wit…

Harrisburg Native, Chai Flicks Bring Big-Screen Cinema to Living Rooms

By Adam Grobman

When you type “ChaiFlicks” into your web browser, you never know what will come out the other end. The streaming service is like a portal into a more creative, musical, rich, Jewish world.

That’s the way Heidi Bogin Oshin, lead programmer and co-principal of ChaiFlick…

“Hunker Down and Power Through,” Advises HBG JCC Athlete

By Mary Klaus

Quenton Rexroth doesn’t believe in mediocrity.

Whether he’s working out at the Jewish Community Center’s Fitness Center or fulfilling his Air Force duties, the Susquehanna Township High School graduate says he always takes opportunities for growth.

“Do more than meet…

Spinning Is Back! Confessions of A Spinaholic

By Mary Klaus


A few weeks back, I eagerly climbed onto a somewhat dusty spinning bike in the Jewish Community Center spinning studio.

“Wonder how I’ll do after fourteen months with no spinning classes?” I mused, thinking I felt somewhat dusty and rusty, too. “It sure feels good…

Harrisburg JCC Aquatics represented At PIAA State Championships

By MarkJoseph Kasian

On Friday, March 19th Jordan Plempel swam in the Girls 2A state championships held at Cumberland Valley High School; she competed in the 50-yard freestyle. She finished 11th out of 16th with a time of 25.01.

Jordan is a lifeguard here at the JCC, and in the summer time…