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

Laugh Your Tuchas Off!

For one night only, the York JCC is transformed into a B.Y.O.B. comedy club!

Laugh Your Tuchas Off, a time-honored tradition, is back and live, in-person, with headliner Johnny Lampert and opening act Andy Pitz.

Grab your friends and get your tickets early, this event is known to sell out! General admission and table options are available. Call the JCC for more information.

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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.

First class will be held on Tuesday, September 14th.

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

Tuesday Club Schedule

Oct 5 | No Free Lunch:
Film Flams, Schemes, & Scams with Mary Bach of AARP
Oct 12 | Talk & Tour:
Converting A Bus To A Mobile Home with Teresa Casolo
Oct 19 | West Side Story
with Debra Smith
Oct 26 | Encore Engagement Program
with Cathy Bollinger of York Community Foundation
Nov 02 | Couponing
with Lisa Barshinger of
First Capitol Federal Credit Union


Register for Tuesday Club
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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Holocaust Education Book Club

October 5th, 12th, & 19th
Tuesdays | 7:00 PM | ZOOM
Free & Open to the Public
Registration is required for ZOOM ID


Please purchase Hitler’s Furies by Wendy Lower on your own and join Holocaust Educator Deb Smith for a 3 session discussion to dig deep into the material.

Hitler’s Furies challenges our deepest beliefs: women can be as brutal as men, and the evidence can be hidden for seventy years. In a surprising account that powerfully revises history, Wendy Lower uncovers the role of German women on the Nazi eastern front—not only as plunderers and direct witnesses, but as actual killers.

Author Wendy Lower will be joining us virtually during our last session on October 19th.

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

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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.

Register A Child For Tot Shabbat