Simchat Torah

(Celebrates the conclusion of the year-long cycle of reading the Torah – the Five Books of Moses – and renewing the cycle) Monday – Simchat Torah starts at sundown Tuesday – Simchat Torah … Continue reading


(Feast of Tabernacles. Jews are commanded to dwell in temporary shelters as their ancestors the Israelites did in the desert after the exodus from Egypt) Thursday – Sukkot starts at sundown Friday – Day 1 (first day of Sukkot) Saturday – Day 2 (second day of Sukkot) … Continue reading

Annual Meeting

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania Please join us as we elect Officers and Trustees, celebrate the achievements of the past year and honor several individuals for their leadership contributions to our community and to Israel. Thursday, June 11th, 2015, 7:00 PM Koppelman Auditorium Scranton Jewish Community Center 601 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton Dessert Reception & Film: “Israel Inside: How a Little Nation makes such a Big … Continue reading


 Commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments to the Jewish People at Mt. Sinai Saturday, May 23, 2015 – Shavuot starts at sundown Sunday, May 24, 2015 – Day 1 (first day of Shavuot) Monday, May 25, 2015 – Day 2 (second day of Shavuot)(Yizkor is said) … Continue reading