The Aronzons Named Chairpersons for the 2023 Annual Campaign

By | 2022-08-12T22:30:06+00:00 August 12th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Cantor Vladimir Aronzon and his wife, Mila, have been named as chairpersons for the 2023 Annual Campaign. Having served as chairpersons for last year's Annual Campaign, the Federation is thrilled that they happily agreed to provide their stewardship again for this [...]

Gab CEO Attacks Jews and Promotes AntiSemitism

By | 2022-08-04T14:47:51+00:00 August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Daniel Chejfec, Ph.D. – Executive Director, Jewish Federation of NEPA The Jewish Community of Northeastern Pennsylvania strongly rejects the comments made during the current gubernatorial race by the CEO of Gab that set Jews apart from our fellow Americans and excludes [...]

Sigal Kanotopsky to Speak on September 18

By | 2022-07-29T22:03:59+00:00 July 29th, 2022|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

Sigal Kanotopsky, Director of The Jewish Agency in the Northeast Region of the U.S.  Sigal has recently assumed the role of Director of The Jewish Agency in the Northeast U.S. Region. Prior to joining The Jewish Agency, Sigal served as [...]


By | 2022-05-26T15:27:30+00:00 May 26th, 2022|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

On Sunday, May 22, after not being held for two years, 40,000 people including 24 NEPA residents gathered on Fifth  Avenue in NYC in support of Israel at the Celebrate Israel parade. The day was unusually warm with a [...]

Jewish Federation Passover Master Class Series Made Master Chefs!

By | 2022-05-03T16:06:34+00:00 May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Passover, that joyous spring holiday with its hope for renewal and redemption, always lifts my spirits. The roasted egg, the Hillel sandwich, the wine, and the matzah are so steeped in tradition that Tevye would be proud. Passover Master Class Series [...]

Passover Master Class Series

By | 2022-05-03T15:56:12+00:00 March 11th, 2022|Categories: Event, Events, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania cordially invites you to join us at our upcoming Passover Master Class Series! Is your Seder menu predictable? Our Passover Master Class goes beyond your grandma’s matzoh balls and Manischewitz wine. Elevate your [...]

MAUS: A Conversation with Art Spiegelman, February 7, 2022.

By | 2022-02-04T18:40:29+00:00 February 4th, 2022|Categories: Event, Events|Tags: , , |

Art Spiegelman Speaks About MAUS and the Importance of Student-Centered Dialogue About the Holocaust Art Spiegelman, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus, will speak to the community via a webinar on Monday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Last month, [...]

Letter to the UN

By | 2022-02-04T18:16:40+00:00 February 4th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

His ExcellencyAntonio GuterresSecretary General of the United NationsDear Secretary General,We write to you regarding the disturbing open-ended United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel [COI]. The recent issuance of [...]


By | 2022-01-04T17:03:59+00:00 January 4th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 16, 2021 Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania 601 Jefferson Avenue  Scranton, PA 18510 JEWISH FEDERATION OF NEPA APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIEL CHEJFEC  SCRANTON, PA: The Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced that Daniel Chejfec (pronounced Heifetz) [...]

UJA Campaign Opening Event 2022

By | 2021-10-18T19:39:10+00:00 October 18th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Sunday, October 10, 2021, was a beautiful autumn day, perfect for a family-friendly event sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania to kick off its 2022 UJA Campaign. Friends of the Federation, old and new, met at Roba Family Farms in Dalton, [...]

Never Forget: Symposium teaches students the horrors of the Holocaust

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:33+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally posted by Peter Cameron, May 10, 217 on Times Tribune Alan Moskin was a 19-year-old Jewish-American soldier in Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army when his division came upon Gunskirchen, a concentration camp in Austria. Now 90 and speaking to [...]