Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania


2014 Chanukah “Tzedakah Tzeason” warmly received

Kosher Troops

By Sara Feurst and Ava Hamburger, founders of, received our many letters, pictures and chocolates in time to send overseas to Jewish servicemen and women in time for Chanukah. Many thanks to all those who brought chocolates and … Continue reading

Jewish Family Service is launching its partnership with Sharsheret

Sharsheret, Hebrew for “chain”, is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer. Their mission is to offer a community of support to women diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased … Continue reading


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-by David I. Fallk, Chairman, Community Relations Committee On Wednesday, September 3rd, Israeli Consul General for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Yaron Sideman, addressed Jewish leaders at the Scranton JCC on the issues facing Israel on its southern, northern and eastern borders … Continue reading

Catholic teen finds spiritual home in Judaism

by Elaine Durbach NJJN Staff Writer Re-printed with permission of NJJN July 23, 2014 As a little girl, Rachel Card decided she wanted to be a nun — until a teacher mentioned that she would need to believe in Jesus.  … Continue reading

Federation’s Israel Solidarity Rally Unites Jewish Communities of Northeast PA

by Mark Silverberg On Thursday, July 24th the Jewish communities of northeast PA came together at the Scranton JCC to show their support for and solidarity with Israel in its conflict with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists based in … Continue reading

Friendship, Solidarity, and Support

Israel Emergency Appeal   Help relocate and care for families and children in danger Strengthen post-traumatic stress services Finding safe haven for all who are in harm’s way Provide financial assistance to Israeli organizations that are providing emergency medical services … Continue reading

The Jewish Agency Gives Many Southern Children a Break

Reprinted Courtesy The Yeshiva World The Jewish Agency for Israel will take thousands of children and teens from rocket-battered southern Israel for rest and recreation activities outside the line of fire throughout this week. The activities were made possible by … Continue reading

Governor Tom Corbett Signs Holocaust Education Legislation Into Law – Act 70 of 2014

Governor Tom Corbett Signs Holocaust Education Legislation Into Law – Act 70 of 2014 Press release for immediate release June 26, 2014 The Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition (PJC) commends Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett for signing into law legislation to encourage Pennsylvania … Continue reading

50 Years of the Parade: Jubilee and Gold

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania joined the thousands who marched down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday June 1, 2014. The weather was perfect and spirits ran high as participants, old and new, boarded the bus which picked up marchers … Continue reading

2014 Mission to Harrisburg: The Best of Pennsylvania’s Capital

A delegation of 15 members of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania visited our state capital on Monday April 28, 2014. The mission was organized and presented by Hank Butler, executive director of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition (PJC) with a … Continue reading