Press Releases

News, Announcements, and Updates from the Federation

Introducing Our New Regional Security Advisor

Col. Tim Brooks will advise, direct, and launch the Community Security
Program for the Greater Harrisburg and Lehigh Valley
Jewish Communities


The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, and the Secure Community Network (SCN), the official …

Introducing next Jewish Federation President/CEO David Cohen

The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg is excited to announce the hire of David Cohen as its next President/CEO.

Currently of Boston, MA, David brings more than twenty-five years of leadership experience across the Jewish communal world and a deep understanding of the priorities and ch…

Sports Complex, Therapy Pool Coming to Grass Campus

Therapy pool and "gymatorium" among newly-announced construction plans

The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg is excited to announce that we’ll be continuing our aquatics program at the new Grass Campus, which will be the future home of a newly-constructed sports complex featuring a …

JFGH Finalizes Purchase of Dixon University Center

Originally published on 4/1/22

Plans underway for Alexander Grass Campus for Jewish Life

HARRISBURG, PA – The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg announced that it finalized the purchase of the Dixon University Center from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and will begin work transfor…

Statement on the Hostage Situation at Beth Israel Synagogue in Texas

Now that the hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas has ended, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to law enforcement for being on the scene today and negotiating the release of the four worshippers who were held as hostages.

The Secure Commu…