Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, Our Friedman JCC and other JCC’s around the nation are focused on bringing communities and people together. Our mission to strengthen Jewish community and enhance the vitality of Jewish life is founded upon recognizing our responsibilities to one another. I hope we are drawing inevitably closer to the end of this pandemic and…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, February is Jewish Disability, Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a continental initiative to raise awareness around and support efforts to foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide. As part of JCC Association of North America’s ongoing commitment to inclusion throughout the JCC Movement, they are proud to present a series of programs featuring JCCs and…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, During these past few months, The Friedman JCC has seen several operational successes that we can all feel good about but have at the same time revealed how much further we have yet to go, the opportunities that have emerged from this pandemic – for strategic thinking and planning, for pursuing effectiveness and…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, When we think about what stimulates our passion and involvement with the Friedman JCC, it is that the JCC has such a profound existence in so many people’s everyday life. Our impact is real, generations have been touched by our programs and by our mission. Lives have been changed for the better, our…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, Our Friedman JCC staff has been diligently working to maintain a safe environment for all. However, as a reminder, we ask all of our visitors and participants to continue to follow these protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19: • Stay home if sick: Monitor your health and stay home if you are…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

November 5, 2020 Dear Friends: At our upcoming Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA Annual Members ZOOM Meeting on Sunday, November 15, we are taking time out to appreciate and thank our Super Volunteers. We pause to recognize the power of volunteers and their profound impact on advancing our Mission, while improving our agency, strengthening our…

  October 29, 2020   Dear Friends:     Our staff has been diligently working to maintain a safe environment for all. However, as a reminder, we ask all of our visitors and participants to continue to follow these protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19:   Stay home if sick: Monitor your health and…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

October 29, 2020 Dear Friends: In a year that has already made history in so many ways, the upcoming elections on Tuesday, November 3 are set to be historic. As we approach Election Day, it is more important than ever to be informed and prepared to vote. Making our voices heard with our votes is…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

August 6, 2020 Dear Friends: Over the past few months, I am sure you have read stories of individuals and families we have been able to assist in our weekly e-blasts and through our social media platforms. These stories have been just a snapshot of the job we have been doing since mid-March when COVID-19…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

July 23, 2020   Dear Friends:   We will never forget the spring of COVID-19. We lost loved ones, we closed our schools and businesses and millions of people became unemployed.   But we have also seen remarkable resilience and leadership. Healthcare workers inspired us with their dedication, while our Rabbis consoled mourners in Zoom shivas.…