Jewish Community Has Long Love Affair with America’s Pastime

By Mary Klaus and Adam Grobman

Not many people know more about baseball than Andy Linker.

The longtime beat writer and chronicler of the Harrisburg Senators has written four books on the subject and has been watching the sport since he began attending games with his cousins in the 1960s.

“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…

Middle School Girls and Boys Each Bring Home CPBL Championship Trophy

By Terri Travers

It was a season like no other.  In a normal year, practice begins in October, but this year the middle school teams didn’t hit the court until December. 

Practices got shut down for three weeks and moved to being virtual on Zoom.  The amount of games was reduced and a…