2019 Year in Review

In our Inaugural year, the Adult and Community Programs offered everything from food to holiday celebrations to laughter:

  • We served 3,340 Congregate meals and continued our delicious tradition of “Chicken Thursday.”
  • More than 1,800 people in need received food from Sara’s Pantry. All the food is donated through the generosity of the Commission on Economic Opportunity and community members.
  • Michael Smerconish, radio host, tv presenter, columnist, author, lawyer, presented to a standing room only crowd at our first major program.
2019 Year In Review | Friedman JCC
  • We asked four questions, drank four cups of wine or grape juice, munched on matzah and found the afikomen at our annual Community Passover Seder, offering a place for more than 200 people to begin the holiday.
  • In honor of Yom HaShoah, more than 200 people attended as we screened the film, “Who Will Write Our History,” produced by Nancy Spielberg which included a live Skype call to the producer, Roberta Grossman.
  • We ate and laughed with comedian Joel Chasnoff and Israeli chef Lior Lev Sercarz during “Belly Laughs,” a live cooking and comedy show.
  • We commemorated the 80th Anniversary of the St. Louis with Scott Miller of the US Holocaust Museum. JCC Board Member David Schwager shared the harrowing story of his family who were passengers on the St. Louis.
  • The Israeli Scouts performed at the JCC and at the JCC Camp. They sang and danced and introduced our Jewish and general community to the meaning of ruach, spirit.
  • Jan Kasoff, Emmy Award winning cameraman, shared stories from “Behind the Scenes of Saturday Night Live.”
  • We hosted an Israeli Scholar in Residence and enjoyed classes on the art of Israeli paper cutting.

Upcoming Events

Free Wellness Screening by Misericordia University Physical Therapy Students

When: April 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center

Free Wellness Screening by Misericordia University Physical Therapy Students Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Heart Rate, & Blood Pressure Mondays & Wednesdays From April 5 – April 14, 2021 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM 10:15 AM –…


When: March 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Volunteers Needed to pack and Serve 300 meals call Barbara and volunteer to help with this project Fork Over Love, a non-profit whose mission is to help our restaurants and feed our neighbors will be distributing…

Hybrid JCC Class with Rabbi David Kaplan

When: February 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am

Hybrid JCC Class with Rabbi David Kaplan Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:00am Via Zoom Special Purim Class 2021 “The Chance of a Lifetime” Join Zoom Meeting on your PC or smartphone/tablet at: https://zoom.us/j/4914747816 Dial in…

May Yoga Day – A Day Of Yoga At The JCC Day Camp

When: May 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: JCC Camp, 26 Troxell Switch Road, Dallas, PA 18612

The JCC is partnering with NearMe Yoga A Day filled with yoga, meditation, food vendors as well as craft and clothing vendors. Fee – Early Bird Special Adults $30 – After April 1 ($45) Kids $25 –…

Panel Discussion: “The Guardian of Memory” Movie

When: February 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Join JCPA and the JCRC of Reading, PA, for a screening of “Guardian of Memory,” documentary following Carlos Spector, a Jewish immigration lawyer living on the US-Mexico border, as he fights to obtain political asylum…

News from Israel with Muki Jankelowitz – Full series – Online

When: February 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This four-part series will take an in-depth look at current events and recurring themes in Israeli news. Merage JCC’s favorite Israeli tour educator, Muki Jankelowitz will lead the series. Series Includes: Tuesday, February 16 –…

Virtual Hamantaschen Baking

When: February 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Sponsored by Friedman JCC, Temple B’nai B’rith, and Temple Israel To register, email Barbara Sugarman at b.sugarman@nepajca.org or call (570) 824-4646 Stay tuned for more information!

Family Fun Trivia Night!

When: February 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Friedman JCC, Temple B’nai B’rith, Temple Israel, and Ohav Zedek invite you to: Family Fun Trivia Night via Zoom Saturday, February 27, 7:00PM Bring your family and join us for a live, family-friendly trivia night…

Friedman JCC – Open House

When: February 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center

Don’t miss our Open House event on Sunday, February 21 from 9am to 12pm. Meet our staff, check out the gym, fitness area, and so much more! We cannot wait to show you what we offer to…

Something Rotten 15th Anniversary Season at The White Theatre 2021 Season | Virtual Broadway Show

When: February 13, 2021 @ 1:00 am – March 7, 2021 @ 11:00 pm

Performance will be pre-recorded at The White Theatre, then available for viewing at home. Tickets: As low as $18 not including online ticketing fee. We’re tremendously excited to be the first theatre to premiere this…