Events, Services Cancelled Across the Jewish Community

by Adam Grobman

The month of March saw COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) take over the minds of the lucky and the bodies of the less fortunate.

As the disease spread across the globe and large-scale events, such as Austin’s SXSW and the NCAA Tournament, were postponed or cancelled, it was onl…

March of the Living Postpones 2020 Program, Launches Anti-Semitism Campaign

March of the Living, an annual Holocaust education program that takes students from around the world, including Harrisburg to Poland and Israel, has been postponed due to global spread of coronavirus, organizers said on March 8.

This year’s March was to take place on April 21. Each year, …

Message from Greater Harrisburg’s Rabbinical Leadership and Jewish Agencies

As COVID-19 continues to spread, everyone's physical and spiritual well-being remain our top communal priority.  Each of our organizations is working to ensure that we implement reasonable and appropriate precautions in accordance with the recommendations of experts.  We all want to be sen…

PA Native Gets Creative During Quarantine in Israel

by Adam Grobman

Being in quarantine is both a challenge and an opportunity.

At least that’s the attitude of Stephanie Graber and Joyce Franco, the founders of a new Instagram account, @creativelyquarantined.

Steph, a West Chester, PA native who remembers visiting Harrisburg for USY even…

Supporting Our Friends in the Chinese-American and Chinese Communities


In response to rising xenophobia aimed at the Chinese American and Chinese communities over the spread of the Coronavirus, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) organized a letter of solidarity from the Jewish community. We believe it is important that the Jewish community expres…