Today’s Jewish community, in and around Greater Wilkes-Barre, faces a unique opportunity to secure its future and to regenerate a new sense of community and purpose. Our community is smaller than it once was, but every bit as vibrant and engaged. It is time for a new central meeting place to encourage educational, recreational, social, and cultural activities under one roof. We will create a Center that reflects the community we have become.
“ As prior generations provided for us, the Friedman Jewish Community Center provides future generations a solid foundation from which to grow
and prosper. This state-of-the-art Center will also position our Jewish community as an important resource for the entire region.”
Past President, Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA
The Center will be a more efficient and productive use of our changing resources . . . for years ahead.”
— Laurie Schwager
Community and Campaign Leader
“ As we look ahead, we’re seeing an exciting period of transition and rebirth of the local Jewish community,
and the Center project creates momentum and a more positive outlook.”
— Michael Weiss
Past Federation Chair
“ Returning to Wilkes-Barre with my wife is a decision that we made together, based on the promise of avibrant community and one that the new campus will certainly propel.”
— Dr. Jason Nataupsky
At the Center, members of our community will interact with one another and affirm our beautiful traditions and culture. In addition, the entire region will take pride in a new model of cooperation, consolidation, and creative partnerships. Imagine the possibilities for the future of our community. Invest in the Friedman Jewish Community Center today!