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September 14, 2018 | 5 Tishri, 5778 | Vol. 93; No. 18 Published by The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg | Greater Harrisburg’s Jewish Newspaper




hen Albert Hursh (z”l) was born in 1914, the JCC didn’t even exist yet. By the time he fully retired in 2002, it was a thriving and wellrespected institution. In between, Albert spent nearly 70 years building it up and leading the Jewish community of Harrisburg. Albert Hursh was born in Harrisburg shortly after the beginning of World War I. His father died when Albert was four years old, and after his older siblings moved away, Albert helped provide for him and his mother, often putting work above schooling. With his early days marked by poverty, his family received food, money, and clothing from the Jewish Ladies Aid Society (the Jewish Family Service of the time). This is where Albert received his first lesson in the value of personal connection, when he networked with the Chair of the Society, Pauline Levinsohn, to get his first part-time job at the JCC. He was in 11th grade at the time. This job paid no salary beyond the support his family was receiving from the Society. “I could type and take shorthand. I worked in the office and the locker rooms, etc.,” wrote Albert after his retirement. “I loved my new non-paying job.” In 1934, Albert was offered a full time position by Louis Lehrman, JCC president at the time. With a salary of $15 per week, he was making good money for the time…when the JCC could afford to pay him, that is! “I worked my first week and Mr. Lehrman gave me my salary check. But he said, “Albert, I am sorry, you cannot cash the check until I tell you!” Lehrman would give Albert a personal loan to help with the financial situation at home, but Albert was still skeptical of this arrangement. “I went home and I told Mom about this and said, ‘this job is not for me, they cannot even pay me – I better start looking for another job.’ She said ‘Meimn-keend’ – (my child), work a few weeks, we’ll see what will happen, it must be a nice place to work.” Albert continued working there a few more weeks, and beyond. His job at the JCC would be the only fulltime job he ever had.





Albert Hursh was a leader of the Harrisburg Jewish Community over the span of 8 decades. He oversaw the construction of the “new” JCC on Front Street, repairs to that building following the flood of 1972, and countless events and programs related to Jewish life in Harrisburg.

In 1939, only five short years after starting his job and just before Thanksgiving, Albert got his first taste of leadership as interim director of the Center following the departure of the executive director. “Hursh in Charge,” read the headline of the weekly Community Review reporting the news to the community. “Center staff to carry out program as originally planned.” In 1942, like many of his generation Albert left to serve in the U.S. Army. He returned to his role as Administrative Assistant in early 1946. “I will be glad to again serve the organizations of the Center and the general public in every way,” said Albert, upon his return. “Feel free, as you have in the past, to call upon me for any services I can render.” He would extend that invitation without interruption for the next 60+ years. Growing the Community In 1951, Albert advanced to become the Executive Director of the United Jewish Community and Jewish Community Center. He quickly gained a reputation as a leader of the community. Albert was not an isolationist, realizing the importance of the individuals in the community and what they had to offer. “Albert was top notch in identifying the skills, personalities, abilities, and attitudes of people in our community,” says Alyce Spector. “He could place people in leadership roles that would allow them to accomplish goals and get things done. He was respected nationally for his ability to bring people together.” While he always enlisted builders, the architecture was Albert’s. “He was the main guy down there,” says Alyce. “Nothing happened at the JCC without him approving it or seeing that it was done perfectly.” One window into Albert’s mindset and view of people and the community is his establishment of the first young leadership group from Harrisburg, which joined the national young leadership group that reached across the United States. “He had the insight and ability to see who was who and what was what,” continues Alyce. “He had to do that. His job was to do that.” Continued on page 8

Message from the CEO BY JENNIFER ROSS


s the gates close this Yom Kippur, I am humbled, yet hopeful for the year ahead. Our Federation mission statement is pretty daunting: To ensure that the Jewish community of Greater Harrisburg flourishes by serving as its central unifying communal organization, and by strengthening the bonds within our community and with Israel and Jews around the world. I am humbled with the knowledge that one person alone cannot accomplish this. I am hopeful because I live in a small but mighty community. I’ve spoken a lot recently about civil discourse because that is one of the best tools to ensure a strong, unified community. Pluralism of beliefs enriches our community and the ability to learn from one another is a strength and opportunity we have. I love that we come together as one community for Tashlich along the river during Rosh Hashanah to cast away our sins, attend joint programming at the J and various synagogues throughout the year to learn together, and offer a multitude of services to our broader community through our Jewish agencies so our neighbors are our friends. This year has been an opportunity to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary and we will continue to spotlight her in the upcoming year. Our next major event is our joint Community Relations Council annual speaker series with our colleagues in York on October 28. Dr. Ilan Troen will present “Israel: Challenges and Triumphs in the 21st Century” at 7pm at York College. This partnership has been a great way to adapt to changing demographics and I feel honored to have made new friends and colleagues over the past several years. I hope you will take the short drive to hear this informative talk this fall. The annual program will be held in Harrisburg in 2019. Being present is one of the most critical aspects of community whether it is attending Minyan and services, a Shiva call, a funeral, visiting the sick, enrolling your children in The Silver Academy and Hebrew school and Sababa, coming to PJ Library events, participating in a community board or volunteering, etc. Thank you to everyone who has been involved in our Federation/JCC programming. I am grateful for all of our camp and ELC families, our Sababa participants, our JCC members, senior club members, our staff, board, CRC members, and all of our donors and supporters. We wouldn’t be here without you and I look forward to seeing you in the year ahead.

Community Review Vol. 93 No. 18 September 14, 2018 (ISSN 1047-9996) (USPS 126-860) Published bi-weekly by the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, 3301 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa., 17110. Subscription rate: $50 per year. Periodicals postage paid at Harrisburg, Pa., and additional entry office. President/CEO Jennifer Ross Editorial Board Members Roberta Krieger Rabbi Carl Choper Rita Gordon Jeanette Krebs Jennifer Ross STAFF Editor Oren Yagil Contributing Editor Adam Grobman Sales Director Ayelet Shanken 717-409-8222 Design and Layout Lisette Magaro Designs Graphic Designer Lisette Magaro Postmaster: Send address changes to Community Review, 3301 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa., 17110.

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Mission Statement of The Community Review: Inform readers about local, national and international events of interest to Jews. Promote Jewish values, Jewish identity and a sense of Jewish community in central Pennsylvania. The opinions expressed in the Community Review do not necessarily reflect the position of the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg. The Federation does not endorse any candidate or political party for any elected office.

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eople sometimes have asked me if I have a happy place.  I’ve always needed time to think about my answer because the response doesn’t come easily or quickly. Usually, I say it’s the local Jewish community because it’s been such an integral part of my life--- forever.    It’s where I was educated, where I work, where I recreate, where I can find my friends, where I pray.    Like the tv show “Cheers,” it’s the place where everyone knows my name. But, somehow, that answer isn’t satisfying— it’s too vague. For my family members, the answers are much clearer.  For Ira, his happy place is anywhere he can find a stage to act on.  Over the decades of our marriage, I’ve learned so much about the subculture of actors.  Their love of performing

goes beyond being a passion.  I’ve watched Ira spend countless hours learning lines, going to rehearsals 5 nights a week, then involved in nightly performances for the better part of a month.  As a “non-actor,” I just don’t understand how all that hard work is worth it.  But for Ira, it feeds his soul--it’s where he comes alive.  He’s never happier than on the stage. It’s an easy answer for Josh, too.  His happy place is anywhere he can find Maestro Stuart Malina.    Josh is Stuart’s #1 fan.    He’s been a faithful and passionate attendee of our marvelous Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra for nearly 20 years.  The HSO (and Stuart) are a huge part of who Josh is and what brings Josh such joy.  Because he’s so well versed in classical music, Josh eagerly anticipates discovering which classical pieces Stuart has chosen for









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the new season.  Over the years, with thanks to Stuart’s huge heart and kind soul, Josh has been introduced to the musicians and is on a first-name basis with many of them.    Josh would never live anywhere but Harrisburg because that’s where the HSO is.  He thrives there.  There is no place where Josh is happier. For Jenna, I have to think, because she’s more eclectic than the rest of us.  Having been raised with many of the sensibilities of her dad, she also thrives in culture.   Theatre, music, movies, literature, opera---she loves them all.  She’s also gotten something from her mom---and I see her becoming more interested in the Jewish community, in teaching about the Holocaust and its lessons-- the things that inform me. Jenna is a real blend of her parents but my sense is that she shares her dad’s passions more than she does mine.  Ah well—not so bad. So that leaves me---where is my happy place?  The answer, clear as day, came to me very recently.    Like the swallows who return to Capistrano each year, I await the summer and return to what, I now realize, is and has always been my happy place.  Green Hills.  I love Green Hills.  

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My cherished friend Gary’s memorial plaque is the first thing that greets me when I cross the bridge toward the pool area. It is perfect.  No one loved Green Hills more than Gary and no one made you feel more welcome at this special place than he.  He was our unofficial “mayor” and, to this day, is completely irreplaceable. We all still miss him—a lot.    As I access the pool area, I can see my past spread out in front of me.  I see myself as an 8 year old, with my brother and sister, being dropped off at the pool at  11 am  by our very busy Mom, who never had time to stay. With books and snacks in hand, we spend our days swimming, relaxing, reading.  I can still close my eyes and see my forever classmate, Ronnie, swimming the butterfly for the swim team; chatting teenage gossip with my bff (still!) Elaine; schmoozing with Stevie while he flipped burgers at the snack bar his mom ran.  To this day, my favorite past times are swimming and reading.    It all started at Green Hills.    As I grew older, my circumstances changed but my love of Green Hills did not.  I became a Mom myself and see my children learning to swim there; I see them playing on the swings and in the playground and in the pool. I see the tree we sat under for shade; I see Marilyn and Joel nearby, with their four little boys chasing each other. I see Josh at a year wearing his floaties in the water.  I see myself watching over him but wanting so much to swim my laps. I see sweet, kind Harold Tull (another lap swimmer) come over to me in the water and say, “Go swim, honey.  I’ll watch the baby till you’re done.”  And I see myself all these years later today, older, wiser, but gratefully not slower, still trying to get to the pool every day, still swimming my laps, still loving absolutely everything about the place, still cherishing every moment I spend there--- Green Hills--my happy place.

Harrisburg Native Brings Israelis Together in Lod BY ADAM GROBMAN


bout twenty minutes southeast of the center of Tel Aviv sits a town called Lod. Its population is a mish-mosh of ex-pats and settlers, Arabs and Jews. Its reputation is that of a crime and drug capital. Decades of local government corruption left the city and its residents in a desperate state. Now, according to Harrisburg native Traci Siegel, the city is finally turning around. Until recently, Traci worked for the Lod Network of Community Centers, an organization which started two years ago and manages the nine community centers throughout the city. “Lod has a bad history,” Traci says. “In the mid2000s, there was so much corruption that the national government took over the city and put in interim mayors. The last one really did a good job of improving the city, and their first elected mayor since then is just finishing up his first term.”

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Traci was drawn to the city because of its mixed population. “It really is a microcosm of Israel in this small city. It is 70/30, Jewish/ Arab. There are Mizrachi Jews, who were brought over in the 50s; lots of Ethiopians who

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were brought over more recently; there are immigrants from the former Soviet Union.; and there are Chabad and Religious Zionists. The Israeli Government seemed to think this was a good place to put all these people!” With this diverse population, the Network of Community Centers had a unique challenge, but has brought about good to the city. Traci, who was the Director of Partnerships and Development, describes community centers that don’t try to be everything to everyone, but provide what is needed to the specific community that it services. “The centers are so localized, so everything really can cater to their own community. Some communities are doing well economically and don’t need employment programs, whereas others have really great programs for that.” While many of the neighborhoods remain unmixed, Traci notes one particular community center that serves Arabs and Jews together. “It’s not the typical way that people think about coexistence. The activities are separate. To have them all together, would be going too far right now. But just having the shared space is something that helps people develop respect and get to know each other.” Traci sees a lot of similarities between

her old home and Lod. “Working in Lod has caused me to reminisce a lot about Harrisburg. It’s just like home, in that

everyone kind of knows each other.” One of her favorite events in Lod is something Harrisburg residents can identify with, as well. “One of the big things that the community comes together for is their Social Film Festival. Each film has some kind of social aspect to it. It’s something everybody in the community participates in through screenings at all of the Community Centers, and it’s gotten a lot of national attention.” Traci says she hopes people will think of Israel on a more micro level, considering the people, neighborhoods, and everyday life. “To understand more about Israel, I think it helps for people to have a personal connection. I wanted to work on making a connection so that people would think of Israel not just in a broad sense, but on a deeper, more personal level.”


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very so often a new version of the dictionary comes out with the addition of some “modern” words. Personally, I would like an entire new dictionary containing nothing but superlatives.  No matter how I tax my brain (guess I shouldn’t put this in writing, might  give the government something new to tax), I cannot come up with anything that has not already been said about the Malinas.  Room for improvement?  I would think NOT... Hard to improve on perfection.  Sounds logical, right?  However, the Malinas do just that.  They always manage to not only reach for the stars:  they actually get there, as they proved on August 21st during their annual performance for the Senior Adult Club at the JCC! Someone else who never ceases to amaze Stuart Malina wows at his annual performance for the Senior Adult Club. Young prodigy Zev Malina plays while his father watches. me is our superb caterer, Norman Gras.  We It’s hard to imagine Stuart not having a sore but playing his own compositions, WOW!!!  I never have come to pass.  All the staff that started out the afternoon with his culinary delights, coupled with splendid service by our face from beaming with pleasure and pride know from firsthand experience how we, the helped in the kitchen, served, photographed most amiable staff.  The prelude was set for when his son, Zev, was not only playing the audience, felt just listening.  Can’t imagine how us, and collected money.  Also  kudos to the seniors who helped set the tables, sold raffles, piano as proficiently as most musical prodigies, it would feel to have my own child up there. our long awaited concert.  The finale of the afternoon was something and helped with the event.  And we all know we will never forget.  We heard magnificence none of this would have been possible without from four of the most talented hands playing the guidance of our revered leader, Cheryl simultaneously on the keyboard.   Yablon, who knows the retirement age for her Well, if you weren’t there, I cannot explain position was raised to 100.  Many thanks to all. the feelings that performance evoked.  To say Cannot wait for next year, to quote one of our time passed too swiftly would be something Senior Club Members, Charlotte Leahy, for the entire audience would attest to.  Now we the “Magic Music of Malina”. all know how rare it would be to have 100 plus people agree on anything. PS – Sara, you were truly missed, but it was $684.00 per person We cannot forget to acknowledge all the understandable.  Please know that we all wish you people without whom this afternoon would the best as you start your new adventure, college. Double Occupancy

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his year, Harrisburg celebrates 25 years with Rabbi Ron Muroff. To ensure that younger members of our community have an opportunity to be a part of this celebration, Chisuk Emuna is hosting JUMP FOR JOY WITH RABBI MUROFF!  This event is FREE and open to all youth who have interacted with Rabbi Muroff through his various involvements in our community, and will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 10am-12n at Get Air on Union Deposit Road in Harrisburg.  Rabbi Muroff arrived in Harrisburg in 1993.  Scott Rubin recalls meeting him at that time and is happy to report that he was among the first “Harrisburgers” to celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah with Rabbi Muroff.  Scott notes that Rabbi Muroff has since been a part of all of the most meaningful events of his life, having officiated his marriage to Jackie and having led the Brises and naming of Scott and Jackie’s three children, Noah, Daniel, and Samantha.  Noah, age 7, and Daniel, age 4, can now share some of what they know about Rabbi, which is that he tells funny jokes and makes special brachot (blessings), and on occasion, they can dance during brachot. When asked how they feel when they think about Rabbi, they answer, “Good, we like him!”  They love seeing Rabbi Muroff when he visits them at school at The Silver Academy. Rabbi Muroff consistently visits our young friends at the ELC.  Alina Zilbering, age 6, a graduate of the ELC, reports that one of her favorite parts of the ELC experience was Kabbalat Shabbat ceremonies that included singing with Rabbi Muroff.  Alina’s mom, Rachel, shares that Alina developed a special relationship with Rabbi Muroff early on and that he brings such joy to the young children.   This sentiment is echoed by both Eliana Lerner, age 5, and her sister, Shira, age 13, who report

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feeling happy when thinking of Rabbi Muroff. These lucky sisters met Rabbi Muroff on their birth days - he came to meet both of them at the hospital upon their arrivals! Their mom, Amy, appreciates Rabbi Muroff ’s approachability.  She observes him getting level with the kids in hopes that they won’t be intimidated by religion.  She also notes that they see him welcome persons of all ages and backgrounds to the congregation.  Amy shares that she knows anytime she talks with Rabbi Muroff, she will walk away with something valuable.   Joel and Mandy Cheskis met Rabbi Muroff in 1997. Their three children, Hallel, age 18, Rena, age 8, and Devorah, age 10, have gotten to know Rabbi as well.  Rena and Devorah share that they know Rabbi to be a very busy and hard-working man, who always saves time for them and has a great love for CheezIts!  When asked how they feel, when thinking of Rabbi Muroff, Rena shares that she feels safe.  Devorah shares feelings of happiness, comfort, and gratitude.  She shares she feels special that she knows him.  When asked about activities they have done with Rabbi Muroff, they answer that they have prayed, laughed, smiled, studied, spoken, and davened.   On October 21st after 12pm, they will also be able to say they have jumped on trampolines with Rabbi Muroff! Please join us! If you or your children know Rabbi Muroff, or would like to get to know him better, come to Get Air on Union Deposit Road 10/21/18 from 10am-12pm. We ask that everyone who plans to attend, register online and fill out a waiver form, by visiting www. The capacity of Get Air is limited to 150 children, so register early! For more information, please contact Lara Novak at Be a part of the celebration of Rabbi Muroff ’s 25th Anniversary Celebration!  JUMP FOR JOY!

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Albert Hursh Continued from page 1 The New JCC Albert’s most visible and lasting accomplishment continues to be the construction and habitation of the “new” JCC building, which remains the centerpiece of Harrisburg’s Jewish Community. As the community, along with the synagogues, began to shift further uptown, it became clear that a new, larger building was needed to better serve the community in its newer neighborhood. Articles began to appear in the Community Review throughout 1953 and 1954 touting the new “Center Buildings” being built by various communities throughout the nation. “Toledo, Ohio did it! We can do it, too!” cried one front page headline in early 1954. Albert and Building Committee chair Henry Brenner were tasked with leading the community toward the goal of a new building. Calls for people to pledge and give toward the New Building Fund appeared weekly in the Community Review, often accompanied by this or that proposed room for recreation, education, or community. “In reality, he already had most of the money raised before they ever broke ground,” says Sandy Silverstein. “Albert had a way of making other people owners of his ideas. He always made it their project.” Morton Spector, who twice served as President of the JCC and UJC during Albert’s tenure, recalls the meeting when it was decided to build the new Center. “I attended a meeting at Henry Brenner’s house, and they decided to go ahead with the project. They raised a substantial amount of money which

helped kick off the campaign. Albert was the man to make it happen. Any assignment he took, he fulfilled it, and he got people to go along with him.” The new building was announced at the annual UJC (Federation) Meeting on January 14, 1954. A goal of $500,000 was established, with $150,000 being raised in the two weeks prior to the announcement. An editorial by Seymour Hartman exclaimed “the building of a new Community Center is not a pipe-dream of any one man or group of men. The idea has long been nurtured by the community and the need has existed for years.” By the end of February, 1954, in less than two months, the campaign goal had been met and exceeded! The new JCC broke ground in March of 1956 and was dedicated on January 19th, 1957. Leading the Community Albert Hursh was not only focused on our community. He was a strong supporter of Israel, visiting there at the invitation of Prime Minister Golda Meir in 1972, during a 4-day Mission with Alex Grass and more than 200 American Jewish leaders. He was even honored shortly before his death by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee for his long-term activism and dedication to Israel. 1972 would be a difficult year for the community and the JCC, as both were tested against the winds of Hurricane Agnes. Contemporary photographs show Albert carefully inspecting the damage and the work of contractors, standing close by with a





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watchful eye and giving directions. When it came time to reopen the building following months of repairs and renovations, the photos and headlines mainly highlight the contributions of lay leaders: the committee chairs and Board members. The same was true during the lead up to the opening of the building in the 50s. “He would never take credit,” said Sandy. Throughout his career, Albert pushed to add a touch of class to all events, running the JCC with the care and eye of a top country club. “He had an assistant named Pots,” remembers Sandy. “Well, Albert would always be checking all the facilities before an event, and have Pots replacing the toiletries.” Morton described Albert as “a man of perfection. Nothing happened without his touch. Every day, you would see him around the building, making sure the whole place looked nice and that everything was working to a ‘t.’ And any project, whether it was fundraising or meetings or planning an event, he just made it happen. He did that his whole life.” Marjorie Sherman called Albert an “amazing Community Servant.” When she was planning a wedding reception at the JCC, Albert ensured that the air conditioning, which was on the fritz, was repaired in time for the party. “He noticed that the caterer’s supply of glasses seemed limited, too. He left the JCC and returned with many more. I don’t know what Rent-A-Center was open on a Sunday morning, but Al made certain to find one.” While he ran the JCC with precision and care, he could also have fun and laugh at himself. Sandy recalls Albert’s Chevy Chaselike penchant for pratfalls. “He had this way of falling down the stairs without hurting himself. He was immaculate at the JCC, but he really was full of fun outside.” Morton remembers Albert as someone who “got along with everybody. Everyone liked him and he liked everyone. And he got the work out of people when it was needed.” Theatrics aside, Albert never turned his back on the JCC. “His main purpose and love was the community. He and his wife, Dottie, both. They were a team,” says Sandy. Dottie would create a list every day of the things that Albert needed to do. Places to go, people to see. Albert was often the first person that new Jews to the area would meet, and would immediately enlist them to their comfort level of involvement in the community. When Albert moved in with Sandy and his wife after Dottie’s death, Sandy noticed Albert’s dedication to the community all the way to the end of his life. “He never read anything except the local papers. I’d subscribe to the Atlantic and other publications; he wasn’t really interested in anything but the community.”

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Albert formally retired as Executive Director of the UJC in 1981, but continued to come to work as Executive Director Emeritus until 2002. The Albert Hursh Leadership Award was established in 1993, and is presented annually to a community leader in recognition of a lifetime of leadership for the Jewish community, usually defined as 20 years or longer. In 1997, the JCC honored Albert with a plaque which still hangs in the JCC hallway. It reads: A man who, through his warmth, humility, humor, and humanity, translates our good intentions and lofty visions into reality. A man who devotes himself tirelessly to the creation and nurturing of a vibrant Center of Jewish communal life. A man who, in six decades of his life with us, motivated thousands to contribute toward the building of a modern Jewish state. Albert we are all indebted to you. There will never be another like you. You make an indelible impression upon us, our institutions, our community and our Jewish world. In a letter to the community in 2000, Albert described the lessons that his mother imparted on him. “She always taught us that there are other factors, besides salary and job performance that are important. They are: Listen to what the boss says to you. If you make a mistake, do not be ashamed. Tell the boss. Be honest and forgiving and love your work.” Albert Hursh died on December 31, 2004, 70 years after Louis Lehrman first offered him a job at the JCC on Third Street, and after countless campaigns, committee meetings, social events, and laughs. Following Albert’s death, his good friend and fellow community leader Alex Grass (z’l) summed up what made Albert special to the community: Al Hursh loved and lived the Harrisburg Jewish community. It was his whole life and being. He was the last of a very special type of leaders. Al possessed the ability to lead and influence others in a very subtle and meaningful way. Most of all he was a wonderful friend to me and so many others. This year’s Albert Hursh Leadership Award, recognizing a lifetime of commitment to the Harrisburg Jewish Community, will be awarded to Martin Brill on October 12th at the Fourth Annual Joint Agency Annual Meeting. Keep an eye out for a profile of Marty’s contributions to our community in the 9/28 edition of Community Review. This article draws on contemporary sourcing from Community Review and The Patriot News. Special thanks to Alyce and Morton Spector, who provided context and information of Albert’s career, and Sandy Silverstein, who provided many of the primary sources used to write this article.

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Come prepared to sing a song, dance and read from the script

Auditions! Mon. 12.10.18 | 6:30 pm

fter competing annually for three times, Harrisburg Fire Department finally won the Corporate Clash that was held at the JCC on August 23. The third annual event once again grew to feature seven teams from area businesses. The evening Olympic-style event featured games that require great skill and other events involving luck. Events included everything from long-distance run to dodgeball to water balloon toss. With 16 events, there was something for everyone. The teams competed hard and the winner for the event came down to the outcome of the final game of dodgeball. The Fire Department that has participated in the event since the beginning, managed to beat out past winner McClure by just 2 points. Coming

in third place was first-year participant, the Susquehanna Police Department. Alexander, another three-time participant, finished in fourth place. Other competing teams that deserve honorable mention were Case Management Unit (CMU), Girls on the Run staff and board members, and Kravitz and Miller Dental. We were so excited to have over 70 participants this year. It was a great night with lots of laughter. Nothing brings a group together like competing against other teams. I truly hope that next year we are up to 10 teams. The 4th annual event will be held next August at a date to be determined. For more information on the event, please email me at t.travers@

Congratulations to the Harrisburg Fire Department, this year’s JCC Corporate Clash champions.

JCC Drama Department Presents

in the Sukkah Engage in STEM Actvities


For students in grades 1-5

HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTS Led by Susan Gaughan,

Science Teacher at The Silver Academy

Harrisburg JCC

Sunday, September 30, 2018 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Age Range: 2nd to 10th grade

Located in the Jewish Community Center Sukkah 3301 N. Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17110

Show Date: April 11 at 7:00 and April 14 at 4:00pm

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mary Sachs Auditiorium 3301 N. Front Street

Rehearsals: Mon. & Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Sun. 1:00 - 3:00 pm Production Dates: April 11 at 7 pm | April 14 at 4 pm Participation Fee: $40/JCC Member Discount | $80/Regular Rate Questions? Contact Terry at

Space is limited to 20 students

Pizza will be served

RSVP by Wednesday, September 26th to Sponsored by

The drama program is funded by a generous grant from The Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation.

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Evan Benn, editor-in-chief of

Thursday, October 18 | Harrisburg JCC


Find that “Extra Money” to spend when you turn in your old, unwanted items:  Gold, Silver or Platinum Jewelry  Silver or Gold coins  Sterling Flatware  Dental Gold, Diamonds..... into money!!….into $$$$$

Host: Jewish Community Center Senior Adult Program -- Fundraiser Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Time: 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

The Senior Adult Club will


receive a donation from IGC for

The Spector Lounge, JCC

20% of the amount of goods .purchased.


Remember, it never hurts to shop around to get the best price for YOUR your items. There are several PRECIOUS GEM & jewelers in Harrisburg that also purchase unwanted gold and BUYING COMPANY METALS silver items and would welcome your business.

(610) 876-6611 Or email:

3301 North Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17110

Please tell your family and friends. Call Cheryl at 236-9555 EXT.3115 Everyone should For a Time Slot enjoy the same opportunity!


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Just Say Yes



hen your 18 year old asks you to spend two weeks traveling with her, simply stated, you always say “yes.” Little did I know the trip she asked me to join her on was going to be the most powerful and memorable trip of my life.  My daughter Madison elected to go on the BBYO March of the Living trip along with some local friends, and about 10,000 other Jewish teens from around the world. They spend one week in Poland and one week in Israel. The Polish portion of the trip is very meaningful. You walk with Holocaust survivors on Holocaust Remembrance Day from Auschwitz to Birkenau, and also visit the ghettos of Krakow, all of Warsaw, and many additional concentration and death camps. It is a hard week but one that is so important. With fewer Holocaust survivors living each year to describe the atrocities firsthand, it is critical for the youth of our world to see firsthand that something that horrible could occur. 

Yom Ha’atzmaut. The kids marched again, however this time was not nearly as solemn as the March to Birkenau. This was a celebration unlike anything you will see. Thousands of Jewish teens holding hands, singing and loving Israel while marching together to the Western Wall.  There are dozens of smaller stories and memories, from seeing the Oscar Schindler factory, to viewing the Book of Names, to climbing Masada at dawn. They all amount to a trip of a lifetime, and one I hope we all continue to urge our teenage Jewish youth to join.  If your child wants to go on the March of the Living, encourage them to do so. And if you are lucky enough to have them ask you to attend, or if they are ok with your being a chaperone, drop everything and say “yes.”

Sunday, September 23 2:00 - 3:30 pm Home Depot – 5101 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg FREE but registration is a must. Limited Space. This program is geared to ages 4-8.

Get ready to learn to use hammers and nails to build your own mini-sukkah to take home. RSVP to Andrea at

The teens on the trip were impressive. Very impressive. First of all, they self-selected for this trip. It isn’t an easy trip. It’s not like sightseeing and shopping in London and Paris. But you never heard a youth complain. They loved it. They loved the camaraderie of meeting other Jewish youth from around the US, and the world, and bonding. Some kids find their college roommates, or some lifelong friends. The second part of the trip was amazing. We flew at  midnight  from Poland to Israel. You should have heard the kids cheer and sing as they took off. It was their own mini-version of Exodus. 

The kids adored all aspects of Israel. There were still tough parts of the trip, such as Israel’s Memorial Day, Yom Hazikaron. We were at Mt. Herzl which highlighted Israel’s still precarious place in the world. I had never seen a cemetery with pictures of the deceased before, or with so many colorful and thoughtful decorations. However, when you saw how young the soldiers in the pictures were, you were struck with pangs of disbelief and heartbreak, and you quickly realize how Israel still needs our help.  Then we celebrated what was the best day of the trip, Israel’s Independence Day,

This program is sponsored by:

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Synagogue Life Beth El Temple

2637 N. Front St, (717) 232-0556 Minyan 7am daily and 5:30pm Sunday morning at 9am Friday Kabbalat Shabbat 6pm Shabbat morning service 9am Saturday night mincha/maariv/havdalah at same time as Friday evening candle-lighting time

Chisuk Emuna Congregation

3219 Green St, (717) 232-4851 Daily Morning Services: Sunday & Legal Holiday, 8:30am Monday & Thursday, 6:50am Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 7am Rosh Chodesh, 6:45am Shabbat, 9:15am Daily Evening Services: Sunday thru Thursday, 7:15pm Friday & Saturday nights, sunset For more information, please contact the Chisuk Emuna office, 717-232-4851 or info@

Congregation Beth Israel, Lebanon 411 S 8th St, (717) 273-2669 All are welcome to our egalitarian services: Sundays at 9am and Thursdays at 7:30am. Our Shabbat services begin at 7:30pm on Friday evenings and on Shabbat morning at 9:30am followed by Kiddush.

Congregation Beth Tikvah, Carlisle Asbell Center, 262 W High St, (717)-240-8627 Friday Shabbat Services at 7:15pm Beth Tikvah meets twice a month. Check newsletter on website for dates and times.

Historic B’nai Jacob, Middletown

Water & Nissley Streets, (717) 319-3014 Historic B’nai Jacob Synagogue, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located at 300 West Water Street in Middletown, Pennsylvania, near the Harrisburg International Airport and Penn State-Harrisburg campus, will have  High Holy Day Services led by Marc Bluestein on: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 beginning at 7:00pm. (Kol Nidre) Wednesday, September 19, 2018: Yom Kippur Morning Service beginning at 9:15am. Yizkor Service and Reading of the Names beginning at 11am. Mincha Service beginning at 5:00pm.

Ne’eila Service beginning at 6:00pm. Break the Fast after sundown. There are no admission or seating fees for these services.  We are a community shul and all are welcome to join us

Kesher Israel Congregation

2500 N 3rd St, (717) 238-0763 Participate in daily Minyanim. Mornings: Sundays and Federal holidays at 8am, MondayFriday at 6:45am. Rosh Chodesh and fast days at 6:30am. Evening services begin 20 minutes before sunset. Please join Kesher Israel for 9am Shabbat morning services followed by Kiddush. Please contact Office Manager, Cecelia Baker, (717) 238-0763 for info.

Temple Beth Israel

2090 Hollywood Dr, York (717) 843-2676, York’s 140-year-old Reform congregation. Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan leads services at 7pm each Friday, followed by an Oneg. Birthday celebration/family service first Friday of each month. Religious School on Sunday mornings. Torah Study (Genesis) some Saturday mornings – call for details.

Temple Beth Shalom or call 697-2662. Upcoming Shabbat services will be held at the Temple on Friday, September 28, October 12 and 26. Saturday Shabbat Services, led by Rabbi Choper, will be held at 10am at the Jewish Home on September 29, October 6, 20 and 27. All are welcome. For details on upcoming Temple Beth Shalom services and events, check the website:

Temple Ohev Sholom

2345 N Front St, (717) 233-6459 Friday night Shabbat services are at 6pm on Sept. 14 and at 7:30pm on Sept. 21 and 28. Memorial Service is at 2pm on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Bookstaber Memorial Chapel at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Sukkah building is at 9:30am on Sunday, Sept. 16. Kol Nidre service is at 8pm on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Yom Kippur service is at 10am on Wednesday, Sept.

19. Sisterhood board meeting is at 9:30am on Sunday, Sept. 23. Basic Judaism class is at 10am to 11am on Sunday, Sept. 23 in the Lehrman Chapel. Parallel Education Program is at 11am to noon on Sunday, Sept. 23 (with coffee and bagels) in the Lehrman Chapel; curriculum is Leo Rosten’s “The Joys of Yiddish.” Hershey Study is at 7pm on Thursday, Sept. 27 (call for location); curriculum for this year is “12 Major World Religions,” by Jason Boyett. Tot Shabbat is at 10:30am on Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Lehrman Chapel. Rabbi’s Book Review is at 11am to noon on Sunday, Sept. 30 (with bagels and coffee) in the Lehrman Chapel. Lunch-n-Learn class is at noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the Lehrman Chapel; curriculum is “Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned about Life,” by Harold S. Kushner. Ohev Sholom’s main office, 717-233-6459.

Princess & Pirate Cruise Calling all princesses and pirates—you’re invited to dress up in your swashbuckling best and experience an adventure like no other aboard the Pride of the Susquehanna.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 12:45-2:30 pm

913 Allendale Rd, (717) 697-2662 Temple Beth Shalom’s Friday evening Shabbat Services are at 7:15pm, followed by an oneg in the social hall. Services are led by Lay Leaders of Beth Shalom. Please call the office at 697-2662 or check the website calendar for Shabbat service dates, as well as updates on when Saturday Shabbat services will be held. Kol Nidre will begin at 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 18. Yom Kippur services will be at 10:00am on September 19, with the Mincha/ Yizkor and Neilah service at 4:45pm The Neilah service will be followed by a Breakthe-Fast meal in the Fellowship Hall. To make reservations for the High Holiday services, please email the office at tbshalom@

The cruise will depart promptly at 1 pm Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat 1 Riverside Drive, Harrisburg Great event for the entire family with entertaining activities, games and a few surprises! Admission: $10/child Limited space. To register please call the JCC at 717-236-9555, ext. 0 Costumes are encouraged, so dress up like your favorite pirate or princess and join in the fun!

Sponsored by:

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They created their Jewish Legacy. Please join them and the many others who are remembering Jewish causes in their will, trust, life insurance policy or retirement accounts. THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Of Central Pennsylvania HONORED

NORMAN AND CHERYL GRAS Legacy Heroes May 8, 2018 In our Central Pennsylvania Jewish community we have all been the beneficiaries of generous donations that support the daily operations of all our Jewish organizations. Growing up in Harrisburg I remember my mother making special meals when Mr. Hursh would meet with members of the community to raise funds. Back then money was raised for immediate community needs not for long-term future concerns. The Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, and its leadership, has changed that perspective by planning for the future. We also can help plan beyond the immediate and look to the future. Our new Legacy project gives all of us a chance to secure the sustainability of many organizations vital to our community. Central Pennsylvania is a caring community and, with organizations like the Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, we will continue to thrive.

TOP LEFT: Norman and Cheryl with JCF Chair, Sam Levine ABOVE: Norman with a catering display BOTTOM LEFT: Norman’s catering staff looked on as Cheryl and Norman received their JCF award

Cheryl and Norman Gras have been active in our Jewish community for many years. Norman has been president of Kesher Israel Congregation and the Silver Academy. Cheryl has served as president of the Kesher Israel Sisterhood and Vice President of the local Hadassah chapter. They both participate in the Chevrah Kadishah. Norman has been involved with the Jewish Group Homes for intellectually disabled adults. Most recently, Norman has been active in Kesher Israel’s effort to secure Letters of Intent for legacy gifts. His exemplary efforts to ask people to leave a gift through their will, trust, IRA, retirement plans, life insurance policies or with other assets have led to many folks saying “yes!” and securing the future of our community. Norman and Cheryl have three children and seven grandchildren.

Call the Jewish Community Foundation to discuss what is in your heart and how you can leave a legacy to causes that are important to you! Contact Paulette Keifer at 717-236-9555 x 3202 or email her at

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Life Cycle Obituaries MORTON CAPLAN Morton Caplan, 97, of Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in Stevens, PA. Mort was born in Hartford, CT to the late Morton Caplan and Ann Isaacs. He lived in Lewistown, PA, Baltimore, MD, and West Palm Beach, FL, before eventually settling in Harrisburg, PA. He was a Corporal in the US Marines serving in World War II. He had a successful career in the scrap metal business, owning and operating Mid Penn Metal Company. He enjoyed boating, golfing, and traveling across the country and abroad. He was an avid Baltimore Orioles and Ravens fan and a whiz at crossword puzzles. He loved talking about his time in the military, cars, and sports. He always wanted to stay busy, so he enjoyed driving for Enterprise in his later years. He is predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Freda, and his only daughter, Lynda Stauffer. He is survived by brother, George Isaacs of California, son-in-law Gary Stauffer of Harrisburg, granddaughters Stephanie DeFlorentis of Voorhees, NJ and Jennifer Nuechterlein (Christopher), and two greatgranddaughters, Brianna and Alexa, of Flemington, NJ. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Kesher Israel Cemetery Chapel with Rabbi Elisha Friedman officiating. Burial was at Kesher Israel Cemetery. MARK GALOWITZ Dr. Mark L. Galowitz, 74, of Harrisburg and a native of Newark, New Jersey, passed away on Sunday, August 19, with his loving wife of 36 years at his side. Dr. Galowitz was born in Newark on August 29, 1943, the son of Herbert and Regina Galowitz. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School before enrolling at Pennsylvania State University in 1961. He graduated with a B.S. in secondary education in 1965, and he would hold a place for his Nittany Lions in his heart all his life. He also attended Trenton State College, where he received his master’s in Guidance in 1972, and Temple University, where he earned his doctorate in 1985.  Dr. Galowitz dedicated his life to educating and caring for young people. He began his work in this field while still an undergraduate, as the director of a YMCA camp.  After six years in the military, with the highest rank of captain, serving his country in Georgia, Vietnam and Fort Dix, New Jersey, Dr. Galowitz began teaching seventh and eighth grade social studies while in the army reserves. He arrived at Susquehanna Township High School in 1975, where he worked his way up from an assistant principal to principal of the whole school when he retired in 2002. After retiring, he returned to teach Advanced

Placement United States History and briefly served as superintendent. He felt truly at home at Susquehanna, where he was beloved by teachers and students alike. Dr. Galowitz was a member of Ohev Sholom Temple, and was the president of the brotherhood. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, the Susquehanna Township Lions Club, and the Pennsylvania Athletic Association. Dr. Galowitz’s passions included Penn State Football, reading voraciously about history and science fiction, traveling, theater, spending time with his family, and a good meal. Dr. Galowitz was predeceased by his mother, father and brother Steven. He  is survived by his wife Lois; brother Peter (Barbara); brother-in-law Harold Levy (Shari); nieces Robyn Schwartz (Ben), Jenna Levy (Aaron), Dana Levy; nephews Jonathan Levy (Sara), Howard Galowitz (Katie), and Greg Galowitz (Stacey); great nieces and nephews Oriana Desatnik, Caitlyn Galowitz, Hailey Galowitz, Charlotte Levy, Jack Galowitz, Skylar Schwartz, Rylee Galowitz, Zachary Schwartz, Theodore Desatnik and Sylvan Desatnik; and the many thousands of students he touched over his incredible career. We will all miss his kindness, compassion, honesty, selflessness and his endless positivity. He was a devoted son-in-law, loved a good rollercoaster but couldn’t stomach a merry-go-round. Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 23rd at Bookstaber Chapel at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Harrisburg. EZRA SCHNEIDER Ezra M. Schneider, 67, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Community Osteopathic Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Karen (Brown) Schneider for 44 years. Born in Trenton, NJ a son of the late Irving and Esther (Cohen) Schneider, he had lived in Harrisburg for 2 years, previously living in Gaithersburg, MD for 34 years and Providence for 10 years. He was a manager for Westat Inc. in Rockville, MD for 24 years, retiring in 2015. Ezra was a graduate of Rhode Island College, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts Education, Class of ’74 and his Master’s Degree in Education/Instructional Technology, Class of ’78. He was a member of B’nai Shalom of Olney in Olney, MD and Beth-El Temple of Harrisburg, PA. Devoted father of Ira Schneider and his wife, Vicki, of York, PA and Hal Schneider and his wife, Liliana, of Belchertown, MA. Dear brother of Libby DeLuca and her late husband, Nicola, of Moorestown, NJ. Loving grandfather of Caleb, Levi, Miles, Aliya and Eli.  Funeral services were held at Shalom Memorial Chapel,  Cranston, RI. Burial at Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick, RI.

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AARP SAFE DRIVING REFRESHER COURSE Next Class: Thursday, November 1 12:30-4:30PM

To register, call Cheryl at 236-9555 Ext. 3115

JCC Senior Adult Programs Classes Available at the Jewish Community Center:

The JCC Senior Adult Club is Offering the Following Senior Events:

SilverSneakers® CLASSIC

– Have Fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support. Tuesday/ Thursday mornings 9:30 -10:15-30am. Drop-in Fee $7.00 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers® and Silver and Fit participants.

SilverSneakers® CARDIOFIT

– SilverSneakers® CardioFit is an advanced group exercise class designed for active adults who desire a safe and effective low-impact cardiovascular workout. Energizing and easy-to-follow movements promote heart-healthy, total-body conditioning to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance. In addition, a variety of strength training options are offered to provide a well-rounded workout. Mondays/Wednesdays at 10:30-11:30am. Drop-in Fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members SilverSneakers® and Silver and Fit participants.

After Lunch Program on the FIRST and THIRD THURSDAY – Spanish Class with Cecilia Lee. After lunch Program on usually the THIRD TUESDAY – Curent Events with Herman Minkoff

AFTER LUNCH PROGRAMS ARE: • September 18, 2018 - Current Events with Herman Minkoff. 1:30-3:00pm Mah Jongg with Ellen Mussaf or “Farkle” with Harold Williams and Mel Krieger

– SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Mondays and Wednesdays 11:45-12:30-45pm. Drop-in Fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers® and Silver and Fit participants.

Gentle Yoga – Easy stretching Poses for those with intermittent back issues or those

• September 20, 2018 – Dr. Donald Koones, history professor at HACC will lecture on “If The Walls Could Talk – Hampton Court and Royal School of Needlework” • September 25, 2018 – NO LUNCH OR PROGRAM- SUKKOT • September 27, 2018 – Mary Klaus will do a presentation on the “History of the Farm Show” • October 2, 2018 – NO LUNCH OR PROGRAM – SIMCHAT TORAH • October 3, 2018 – Senior Day Trip to American Music Theatre to see “Songs of the Silver Screen” with lunch at Miller’s Smorgasbord.

new to Yoga, restorative breathing exercises and stress relief are emphasized. One must be able to get down on to floor. Thursdays at 5:00-6:00pm. Drop-in Fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers® and Silver and Fit participants.

Zumba Gold – The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Perfect for beginners, or older adults. Thursdays at 11:00-11:45am. Drop-in Fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers® and Silver and Fit participants. SilverSneakers® SPLASH– Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required and a SilverSneakers® kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination. Mondays/Wednesday 9:30 -10:30am. Drop-in Fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers® and Silver and Fit participants. Aqua Zumba – A challenging water based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body

toning and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief. Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:30am. Drop in Fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers® and Silver and Fit participants.


Every Tuesday from 1:30-3:00pm Mah Jongg classes with Ellen Mussaf or play “Farkle” with Harold Williams and Mel Krieger

Senior Lunch will be served Tuesdays and Thursdays at Noon. Reservations are preferred two days in advance if possible, but no later than 4:00PM the day before. Call Cheryl 236-9555 EXT. 3115

SilverSneakers® YOGA

the J! Class held each Friday at 11am. Starting in October class time is moving to Thursdays at 1:45pm.

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30am-10:15-30am SilverSneakers Classic

• October 4, 2018 - “Spanish Class” – This class is being taught by retired teacher, Cecilia Lee. • October 9, 2018 - Business Meeting/Birthday Party. -1:30-3:00pm. Mah Jongg with Ellen Mussaf or “Farkle with Harold Williams and Mel Krieger • October 11, 2018 – The Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania will be presenting a Panel Discussion on financial planning. •

October 16, 2018 - Current Events with Herman Minkoff. -1:30-3:00pm Mah Jongg with Ellen Mussaf or “Farkle” with Harold Williams and Mel Krieger. -9:00 am – 3:00 pm we are having a fundraiser.

• October 18, 2018 - “Spanish Class” – This class is being taught by retired teacher, Cecilia Lee. • October 23, 2018 - Dr. Donald Koones, history professor at HACC will lecture on “Letters that Changed History” • October 25, 2018 – Bingo •

October 30, 2018 – Retired Computer Programmer Nanci Reinhart will do a Workshop on Facebook. -9:00am-3:00pm IGC Precious Metals Buying Event includes Free Verbal Appraisals, and minor jewelry repairs. Call Cheryl for a Time Slot. Get rid of old or broken jewelry or things your kids do not want!

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EVENT 5K (3.1 Mile) Run and/or Walk Flat Fast Course! LOCATION Starting at 2nd & Vaughn Streets and finishing at the Jewish Community Center on Front Street. RACE FEE Early Registration by August 24, 2018 $15.00 - Adults $10.00 - Students After August 25, 2018 $18.00 - Adults $12.00 - Students Date of Event


A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Josh Klein Bikkur Cholim Society All entries must include a check made payable to: Jewish Federation of Greater HBG 3301 N. Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17110 ATTN : TERRI TRAVERS DEADLINE AUGUST 30, 2018 FOR T-SHIRT



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