Learn to express yourself

Expressing oneself is one of the best and most fulfilling ways to chase your dreams. At the J, we believe that nurturing what’s in your heart and mind contributes to a happier you.

The Culture & Arts Department seeks to demonstrate, illuminate, and celebrate the breadth and depth of the human experience by exploring the power of culture, identity, creativity, and resiliency through educational, social, artistic, and cultural experiences. Whether your interest is in art, literature, film, Jewish life and learning, or Israel, the diversity of our programs is aimed at engaging you and your family where you are right now and where you want to be, regardless of your religion.

Have questions about our Culture & Arts Department? Contact Culture & Arts Director Rachel Singer | | 717.843.0918

Culture & Arts Programming

Yom HaShoah Ceremony

The York JCC will host a Yom HaShoah ceremony, featuring artist and sculptor of “The Six Million” memorial, Don Briddell, on Wednesday, April 27, at 7 PM. Registration is required by April 22.

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31st Annual Jewish Food Festival

Sunday, April 3

The Annual 2022 Jewish Food Festival will take place on Sunday Apr 3, 2022 as a drive through program, complete with oversized brisket and pastrami sandwiches, kugel, knishes, and parve (dairy-free) pastries. Stay tuned for pre order instructions.

To volunteer this year please contact

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Tuesday Club | 55+

Tuesday Club meets weekly and provides educational programming for adults 55+. Topics include group discussions of current events, history, law, culture, wellness, and the arts.

Tuesdays | 10:30 AM – 12 PM | Auditorium

Annual Fee $30 M | $40 NM
First half of the year (Sept – Dec)
$20 M | $30 NM.

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J Gallery | Rotating Art Exhibition

The J Gallery, positioned in our main lobby, is designed for artists working
with a variety of mediums to display and sell their work. If you are an
interested artist please fill out and send submission form to Culture & Arts Director, Rachel Singer at

View J Gallery Featured Artist J Gallery Submission Form

Dr. Morton B. Krechmer York B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) is a Jewish led organization. It is designed for high school students to explore their Jewish identity, develop leadership skills, and create lifelong friendships. This group meets regularly for meetings, tzedakah projects, activities, and social events. 

Yearly Fee: $10/student

York County Camera Club (YCCC)

The York County Camera Club (YCCC), a gathering of friendly photography enthusiasts, will begin using the J as their gathering space starting September 21st.  Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to join. Meeting monthly will enable us to share knowledge about photography, from inspiration to tweaking the final image and all things in between. 

Tuesdays | 7 – 9 PM  | Adult Lounge

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Elliott & Sue Weinstein Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat centers around Shabbat and Jewish holidays. It introduces young children to Jewish traditions and culture through music, creative arts, stories, and Jewish rituals.

Yearly Registration (Sept – May)
$118 M | $126 NM

½ Year Registration (Sept – Dec)
$82 M | $126 NM

NEW DAY Starts Sept 1st
Wednesdays | 2:15 – 3:15 PM Babysitting Room

Member registration opens August 30th.
Non-member registration opens September 3rd.

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