Children & Youth

Schwab Essay Contest Winner: The Keys to Peace

By Ryleigh Bourassa

The following essay was written by Ryleigh Bourassa, a 7th grade student at Cross Roads Middle School and member of Temple Ohev Sholom, and received first prize in the Schwab Holocaust Essay Contest. Ryleigh will read her essay at the Governor’s Civic Holocaust Commemo…

Q&A with Nachman Shai, Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs

By Ted Merwin, Senior Writer, JFNA

Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Nachman Shai sat down for a wide-ranging interview last month with JFNA. Shai served as Director General of Federations’ office in Israel and Senior Vice President of UJC before being elected to the Knesset more than …

Teen Philanthropy Board Gives To Worthy Causes

By Adam Grobman


This fall, ten teens learned firsthand what it was like to have an impact in their community through the Jewish Community Foundation’s Teen Philanthropy Board.

The three-session program gave 7th – 11th graders a hands-on opportunity to get more involved in Jewish Ha…

Register Now for JCC Summer Camp

JCC Summer Camp will once again bring splashes, laughter, and sunshine to community kids at Green Hills Swim Club this summer beginning on June 20th and running through August 12.

Kids grades K – 8 can look forward to a summer of adventure including swimming, hiking, sports, woodworking (…

Shamor V’Zakhor Brings Students Together For Holocaust, Shabbat Learning

By Adam Grobman

Students from across Harrisburg’s Jewish education centers are building community and learning together through the new Shamor V’Zakhor program.

The course bridges Holocaust education with learning about Shabbat for about thirty 7th grade students from The Silver Academ…