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

Program Block IV Culture & Arts Programming

February 20 – April 11

February 8 | Member registration opens
February 15 | Non-member registration opens
February 18 | Swim registration closes



April 25 | Sunday – The Jewish Food Festival might look different as we navigate how to bring you an authentic, safe experience during Covid-19, but it will still taste the same. To volunteer for this all-hands-on-deck event, email

Holocaust Education Virtual Book Club

Ages 13+

Holocaust Educator Deb Smith will be hosting a three-part ZOOM to read and review the Born Survivors by Wendy Holden. The Book examines three young mothers and their extraordinary story of courage, defiance, and hope. In the last class, participants will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions to Survivor Hana Berger Moran – one of the two babies in Born Survivors.

Participants must register in advance to receive the zoom link. There are two options for registration: 1) Register for the three-part book club and
2) Register to hear from Survivor Hana Berger Moran.


Free and open to the community.

Tuesday Club

Ages 55+

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

September 15 – December 29 | Tuesdays | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Auditorium | Member $10| Non-Member $15

Jewish Food Festival

The 30th Annual Jewish Food Festival will look different as we navigate how to bring you an authentic, safe experience during Covid-19, but it will still taste deliciously the same.
Check out the menu and mark your calendars for your pick up times!
Email Culture & Arts Director Rachel Singer at for more details.

April 25 | Sunday | 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Elliot & Sue Weinstein Tot Shabbat Goes Social

Ages 3-5

Tot Shabbat Goes Social brings our beloved Tot Shabbat to Facebook for all to enjoy. Every week, we encourage those young and young at heart to tune in to the Culture & Arts Facebook group for videos and Facebook Live events centering around Shabbat and the Jewish holidays. 

January 1 – May 28 | Fridays | 4:00 PM


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