Archive for the ‘Diversity’ Category

Autism Acceptance

access_time April 16, 2021 - By Jessica Montour

By: Emma Nowak, Lead Teacher/Parent & Family Education Coordinator April is Autism Awareness month, but this year you might be seeing some different information. Why is the autistic community shifting from awareness to acceptance? As our world and culture evolve, we as individuals and our language must evolve with it. We are all well aware… read more »

Resilience of the Human Spirit

access_time July 15, 2020 - By Erin Levine-Krynock

By Deb Smith, Program Director, Bearing Witness: Holocaust Education and Advocacy, York JCC/IDEAS Center. During this time of self-isolation and the unknown, let’s discuss acts of resilience of the human spirit. Have you ever heard of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oneg Shabbat archives? Ringelblum was a historian and community figure in the Warsaw Ghetto of… read more »

What Can I Do?

access_time July 15, 2020 - By Erin Levine-Krynock

By Melissa Plotkin Everyday there is a story surfacing about acts of hate and bias in our community. Whether it is property being spray painted, letters in driveways or on cars or even direct hate speech, it surrounds us. There are days where this overwhelms me and other days, it ignites me. I am one… read more »

IDEAS Center Awarded the Diversity Impact Award

access_time July 15, 2020 - By Erin Levine-Krynock

Thank you to the York County Economic Alliance for this first-ever Diversity Impact Award. The York JCC (Jewish Community Center) has been an integral part of the IDEAS Center development. Thank you to Elliott and Sue Weinstein for their generosity in its formation. We were honored to be joined by Karen Fitch from the City… read more »

Full Circle

access_time November 13, 2019 - By Erin Levine-Krynock

By Gina Kohr Today, we come full circle as 24 individuals on our way home excited to share unique experiences with loved ones, community members, and coworkers. The past 10 days we have walked many miles and traveled many destinations and eaten so much food that I don’t know when I will ever be hungry… read more »

We Have Choices

access_time November 12, 2019 - By Erin Levine-Krynock

By Jon Liss At breakfast, we learned that Israeli forces had assassinated a well known terrorist in Gaza. Then rocket attacks began into southern Israel and parts of Tel Aviv. Fortunately, as of this writing, there haven’t been any significant injuries in Israel, but some buildings have been hit. Iron Dome has been about 90%… read more »

Journey to the Wilderness

access_time November 11, 2019 - By Erin Levine-Krynock

By Kim Soderberg “Journey to the wilderness…”, is how our itinerary description for this day begins. We wake up in an oasis. You know, like the ones you see in the cartoons amid the desolation of the desert. This green, lush beautiful place full of wildlife. An oasis. The Kibbutz Ein Gedi. We have one… read more »

A Day of Friendship and Lifelong Lessons

access_time November 10, 2019 - By Erin Levine-Krynock

By Lise Levin I thought this morning about friendship.  Friendships of longstanding and new ones. The real joy of sharing this experience of Israel with dear friends and of watching how my JCC friends care for each other. From Patty keeping a laser focus on us so we wouldn’t be swallowed by the mob at… read more »

The Holiest Day in the Holiest City

access_time November 9, 2019 - By Erin Levine-Krynock

By Bruce Bushwick Shortly after our plane landed in Ben Gurion airport, our guide explained that we are in a uniquely Jewish space— in language (modern Hebrew), with food (kosher restaurants are everywhere), in official holidays, and in religion. I would also add that in Israel, we are in Jewish time, with the week separated… read more »