Jewish Agencies

Addresses and Contact Information

Jewish Family Services of York

2000 Hollywood Drive | York, PA 17403
Phone (717) 843-5011 | Fax (717) 843-6988
E-mail: Website:
Joan Krechmer, Executive Director
Ron Benenson, President

Jewish Family Services is a nonprofit social service organization providing care and comfort to individuals of all faiths for over 30 years.  Our mission is to create a community where every individual and family ages with dignity, are socially connected and on a path to increasing quality of life.

We offer:
  • Project Manna: A safety net for those in need, including York’s only Kosher food pantry. Participants can receive monthly supplemental food, holiday-time assistance and benefits counseling. We also educate the community on hunger issues and host a yearly walkathon to support this program.
  • Staying Connected: This transportation program utilizes volunteers to provide rides to essential services in York. We focus on helping elders continue to live independently and lessen isolation with escorted health care transportation, occasional grocery shopping, and other essential appointments.  We also provide information on Medicare, additional resources and referrals. Visit for more details.
  • Wise Options: Elder & Family Services. JFS helps individuals, caregivers and families balance life’s transitions. Counseling and care management experts create a collaborative partnership with elders and families to enhance the quality of life for their loved ones. We work together to provide compassionate guidance with difficult decisions.  We are available for crisis intervention and long-term planning.

Chabad of Lancaster & York

1024 Harrisburg Pike | Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717-723-8783

Rabbi Elazar and Shira GreenDirectors

Chabad provides creative Jewish programming in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. In York, they offer the acclaimed Jewish Learning Institute series in collaboration with the JCC. Participants enjoy the relaxed, humorous, and informative classes where everyone is welcome regardless of the level of observance or education. The Chabad website features thousands of articles, audio, and video.

JCC Association of North America

520 8th Ave | New York, NY 10018
Phone (212) 532- 4949 | Fax (212) 481- 4174

JCC Association of North America is the leadership network of, and central agency for over 275 Jewish Community Centers, YM-YWHAs and camps in the United States and Canada, which annually serve more than one million members. The association offers a wide range of services and resources to enable its affiliates to provide educational, cultural and recreational programs to enhance the lives of North American Jewry. JCC Association is also the US government-accredited agency for serving the religious and social needs of Jewish military personnel, their families and patients in VA hospitals through JWB Chaplains Council.