Learn to express yourself

Expressing oneself is one of the best and most fulfilling ways to chase your dreams. At the JCC, 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.

Culture & Arts Programming

Yom HaShoah Ceremony

Each April and May, the York JCC observes Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day through educational exhibits, film presentations, or ceremonies. We invite you to join us in this day of remembrance.

  • Yom HaShoah 2024 – Evening of May 5 – Evening of May 6, 2024
  • Yom HaShoah 2025 – Evening of April 23 – Evening of April 24, 2025

The York JCC hosted a Yom HaShoah ceremony, featuring artist and sculptor of “The Six Million” memorial, Don Briddell, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

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Tuesday Club | Ages 55+

Tuesday Club meets weekly and provides educational programming for adults ages 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



January 9 – A Step Back in Time to the Colonial Days with Howard and Kathy Tendler, Historical Reenactors

January 16 – Haiku, Japan’s Gift to the World with Donna Fuchsluger

January 23 – Book Presentation: In Search of the Old Ones: An Odyssey Among Ancient Trees (Smithsonian Books, 2023) with Anthony D. Fredericks, Professor Emeritus of Education at York College of Pennsylvania

January 30 – Overcoming Adversity with Loretta Claiborne of Special Olympics. (This program is sponsored by the York County Community Foundation).

February 6 – Summit Search and Rescue with Terri Heck

February 13 – Classical Songs on Guitar with Mark Wesling, Classical Guitarist. (This program is sponsored by the York County Community Foundation).

February 20 – Nourish Your Heart Wellness Talk and Lunch with Julie Stefanski, Registered Dietician Nutritionist. (This program is sponsored by the York County Community Foundation).

February 27 – Gentle Movements and Body Anatomy with Chris Brillhart, JCC Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor

For information or to join a group, call 717-843-0918, extension 181 or email Whitney Poole at

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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 Stephanie Wilt at

J Gallery Submission Form
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)
$125 M | $150 NM

½ Year Registration (Sept – Dec)
$90 M | $110 NM

Starts September 6, 2023
Wednesdays | 2:15 – 3:15 PM Babysitting Room

Member registration opens August 28.
Non-member registration opens September 4.

Register A Child For Tot Shabbat