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 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
Per Session Fee $5 M | $10 NM (must pre-register 1 week in advance)


March 5 – Digital Books Workshop with Jill Western, Member Services Librarian

March 12 – Mysterious Stones of the Isle of Man with Charles Kauffman, Adjunct Professor at York College of Pennsylvania

March 19 – Simplify and Thrive: Improving Well-Being through Organization with Katie McCallister, Certified Pro-Organizer and Owner of Susquehanna Organizing and Susquehanna Closet & Garage Design

March 26 – Anthropology 101 with Adriel Resh, BA in Anthropology and new JCC Director of Jewish Life and Culture

April 2 – The Price is Right! with Donna Strine, Senior Life Outreach Coordinator

April 9 – From Exodus to Matzah Ball Soup: An Exploration of Passover with Rabbi Marshal Klaven of KEIRUV (This program is sponsored by the Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania).

April 16 – Vintage Wash Day with Robert Lee, Wringer Center for Higher Learning (This program is sponsored by the York County Community Foundation’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging).

April 23 – The Overstory of Climate Change in the Age of Humans with Keith Peterman, York College Professor

April 30 – Biology of the Spotted Lanternfly with Jason Reed, Master Gardener Coordinator for Penn State Extension

May 8 – SPECIAL EVENT – Off-site Event at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre to see Ragtime, the Musical (note, this date is a WEDNESDAY – click link below for pricing information)

May 14 – Travel Trends with Vickie Everhart, Chief Experience Officer/Director of Sales & Marketing with Krouse Travel

May 21 – Cigar Box Guitar Seminar and Concert with Shane Speal, King of the Cigar Box Guitar (This program is sponsored by the York County Community Foundation’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging).

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

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In the event of inclement weather, please check your email and the JCC website for updates. Every effort will be made to let you know the evening before.

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