Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania

3211 N Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

P: 717-409-8820
F: 717-236-0965

The Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania was founded, and is guided, by passionate Jews who recognized the need for a trusted, Jewish, charitable gift planning resource.

Since 1941, the Foundation has been helping Jewish givers support Jewish and general community life in Central PA, Israel and around the world.

Rooted in Jewish values, in partnership with you, the Foundation helps to support and sustain the work of Jewish institutions we all count on.

Thanks to our donors, we are perpetuating our rich Jewish heritage and traditions.

  • We ask Donors what they care about and help them to create enduring funds to support those causes.  By doing so Foundation is helping our community organizations.

  • We listen to Donors to help them create their own legacy plans resulting in enduring gifts to ensure the financial stability and continuity of our Jewish community.

  • We offer Donors the opportunity to do what is in their hearts to support Jewish and other causes meaningful to them.

Administration: Foundation professionally administers, manages and invests nearly 400 Funds totaling more than $30 million in Endowments, Donor Advised Funds, Trusts, Gift Annuities and more for a variety of charitable causes.

Donor Advised Philanthropic Fund: Simplify your philanthropy, engage family members in the giving processes, support what is most meaningful to you - and secure the future of our Jewish community. 

Life Income Plans: The Jewish Community Foundation offers charitable gift annuities and trusts from which donors may receive a lifetime income in return for their charitable gift.

Endowments: We help donors create endowment funds that will provide financial support for the causes dear to the donor.


Create your Jewish legacy.  Remember the Jewish Community with a gift in your will, retirement plan, life insurance policy, trust and with other assets. 

Call 717-409-8220 to arrange your confidential conversation today.


Paulette Keifer, Executive Director –  Option 1 

Michele Wickwire, Administrator – Option 2    

Rebecca Robinson, Legacy Program – Option 3

Billie Jo Lake, Finance/IT Specialist  x 3033




5 2024

Foundation Steering Committee

5:00PM - 6:00PM  


13 2024

Foundation Cemetery Committee

5:00PM - 6:00PM  


5 2025

JCF - Annual Dinner Event

5:30PM - 9:00PM