High Holidays Food Drive

Donate. Help Stuff Our Pantry!

Help stuff the JFS pantry at Annual High Holidays Food Drive in York, PA. Members of the Temple Beth Israel, Ohev Sholom Congregation and Hanover Hebrew Congregation work collaboratively to support the Project Manna Food Pantry, operated by Jewish Family Services of York, PA. During the Jewish High Holidays of Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur, individuals and families are encouraged to participate in the High Holidays Food drive by bringing non-perishables to the following locations.

Ohev Sholom Congregation – Kol Nidre, Sept. 18th

Temple Beth Israel – Yom Kippur morning, Sept. 19th

Hanover Hebrew Congregation – Yom Kippur morning, Sept. 19th

JFS of York Office – Always accepts donations Mon-Thursday 9am-3pm


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Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Offers Vouchers

York County Farmers Market

York County Farmers Market Senior Nutrition Program

The York County Area Agency on Aging, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, is again offering the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program to eligible York County seniors. This program provides $20 in vouchers to eligible seniors to buy fresh fruit and vegetables from participating local farm markets. York County residents who are 60 years of age or older, and who have a 2017 total gross annual household income at or below $22,311 for a single person or $30,044 for a couple, are eligible to participate. All income is included when calculating total gross income.

Proof of age and York County residency must be shown to obtain vouchers. A 2017 farmers market proxy form, along with proof of age and residency, is required for anyone picking up vouchers for another eligible individual, including a power of attorney. The 2016 proxy form is available at most senior centers or can be downloaded from the Forms & Documents page of the Agency on Aging’s website at www.ycaaa.org. One individual may not pick up vouchers for more than four people.

Individuals are eligible to receive the vouchers only once per calendar year. The vouchers can be redeemed between June 1 and Nov. 30. Residents of nursing homes, personal care facilities, or any residential setting that offers meals are ineligible to receive the vouchers. Vouchers will be distributed at the following York County locations for as long as the supply lasts:

  • Thursday, June 1, 9-11:30 a.m. – Heritage Senior Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover Township
  • Friday, June 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Stewartstown Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown
  • Monday, June 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Northeastern Senior Community Center, 131 Center St., Mount Wolf
  • Tuesday, June 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – South Central Senior Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom
  • Thursday, June 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Windy Hill on the Campus, 1472 Roth’s Church Road, Suite 103, Spring Grove
  • Friday, June 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Crispus Attucks Association, 605 S. Duke St., York
  • Wednesday, June 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Susquehanna Area Senior Center, 2427 Craley Road, Lower Windsor Township
  • Thursday, June 29, 9-11:30 a.m. – White Rose Senior Center, 27 S. Broad St., York
  • Thursday, July 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Dillsburg Senior Activity Center, 1 N. Second St., Dillsburg
  • Friday, July 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Golden Connections Community Center, 20-C Gotham Place, Red Lion
  • Tuesday, July 11, 9-11:30 a.m. – White Rose Senior Center, 27 S. Broad St., York
  • Wednesday, July 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Red Land Senior Center, 736 Wyndamere Road, Newberry Township
  • Thursday, July 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Hanover Council of Churches, 136 Carlisle St., Hanover
  • Tuesday, July 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville
  • Thursday, July 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market, 110 Ducktown Road, York
  • Tuesday, July 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Calvary Bible Church, 603 Wilson Ave., Hanover
  • Thursday, Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Calvary United Methodist Church, 11 N. Richland Ave., York
  • Tuesday, Aug. 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – White Rose Senior Center, 27 S. Broad St., York
  • Thursday, Aug. 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Heritage Senior Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover

Anyone requiring further information should contact the York County Area Agency on Aging at (717) 771-9610.

2017 Hustle 4 Hunger Fun Run & Walkathon

Participants joined in the Hustle 4 Hunger event on May 7th, 2017 at Springettsbury Park in York, Pennsylvania. Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, volunteered, and sponsored this important fundraiser. Proceeds benefit JFS of York’s Project Manna Food Pantry and the Northeast Neighborhood Association Food Bank. To learn how you can participate in the 2018 Hustle 4 Hunger Fun Run and Walkathon, like us on facebook or visit the Hustle 4 Hunger York website.

Consider making a donation today!

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Honoring a Community Leader at Hustle 4 Hunger York

On May 7th, the 16th annual Hustle 4 Hunger York Fun Run & Walkathon will be held at Springettsbury Park. We are looking forward to seeing you there! Register here.

The event will benefit the food pantries of the Project Manna program at JFS and the Northeast Neighborhood Association food bank.

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Chrystal Sexton-McEachin

We will dedicate our first lap in memory of Chrystal Sexton-McEachin, a local community leader and director of the Northeast Neighborhood Association for over 20 years. She was a matriarch of the York community, and her impact was felt in her neighborhood and throughout the city of York. Sexton-McEachin’s vision led to the unique partnership between JFS and the Northeast Neighborhood Food Bank. We will miss her energy and friendship.

For more information about Chrystal’s legacy, read this recent editorial in the York Dispatch.

All are invited to register/donate to the Hustle 4 Hunger York Fun Run and Walkathon on May 7th at Springettsbury Park. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, and to register online visit www.Hustle4HungerYork or by calling 717.843.5011.


A Celebratory Occasion for JFS

On March 19th, we held our Countdown to Spring Celebration event, during which we reviewed our past year’s accomplishments, honored our volunteers, and enjoyed brunch.

Please watch our special highlight video:

Have a look through the photos from the event. Photo credit: Marlene Denenberg.

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Thank you all who attended!

Adults of all ages need to have this conversation…

The following is a list of events being put on by the Your Life – Your Wishes Community Task Force. Click here to download the pdf of the flyer for these events.


Have you discussed “What if . . .”


If you were ill or injured and unable to speak, who would know what kind of care you would want? Regardless of your age or health condition, it is important to discuss your choices before a health crisis. Learn what you need to know to reduce confusion and stress, by making sure your wishes are known in advance. Completing the “Advance Directive” forms can be done without cost. The upcoming FREE events will include a few short videos followed by a panel discussion with a lawyer, doctor and social worker. These volunteers will share insights and offer the opportunity for questions and answers. All participants will receive a packet that includes Advance Directive forms and other helpful information. Please join us for this important conversation!

Register for an event near you:

  • Thursday, March 23, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Guthrie Memorial Library 2 Library Place Hanover, PA 17331
  • Saturday, April 1, 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Martin Memorial Library 159 E. Market Street York, PA 17401
  • Tuesday, May 30, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The Homewood Suites by Hilton 200 Masonic Drive York, PA 17406

These programs are offered at no cost. Refreshments will be served.
Call or email to register: (717) 851-2333 or dgogniat@wellspan.org

(Please indicate your name and program date.)

Click here to download the pdf of this flyer.

Click here to read about these events on the Your Life Your Wishes Task Force website.


JFS of York is proud to serve on the Your Life – Your Wishes Task Force along with the following partners:

Aligning Forces for Quality, ComforCare Home Care, Griest Himes Herrold Law, Hanover Hospital, Healthy York County Coalition, Hospice & Community Care, Lutheran Social Services of South Central PA, Memorial Hospital, OSS Health, St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Visiting Angels, Wellspan Health, York College of Pennsylvania, York County Area Agency on Aging

Join us for our Countdown to Spring Celebration!

Food, Friends, Fun & Door Prizes

March 19th, 2017 | 10:30am-Noon

Brunch and Mandel Bread Tasting*

*Mandel Bread will be prepared by our former and current JFS Board of Directors. (A traditional Jewish dessert similar to Biscotti)

We are honoring our volunteers, partners and friends of Jewish Family Services of York, and highlighting programs and services at our 28th Annual Meeting. Can’t make it in person? Tune in on facebook live!



Sunday, March 19 at 10:30AM

JCC Auditorium

2000 Hollywood Drive

Please RSVP here by March 10

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date will be March 26th in the TBI Auditorium.



Legacy Program

Creating a Legacy gift is a way to ensure that the services and programs provided by JFS to people in the York community continue beyond an individual’s lifetime. In 2016, JFS embarked on a mission to create a Legacy giving program in partnership with Temple Beth Israel and the York Jewish Community Center. We are delighted to report that our combined goal of enrolling 25 donors has been achieved!  This is the first year of a 4 year effort, and we will always work to assure that these three important organizations will continue to serve this community into the future. JFS thanks the following legacy donors for their commitment to our future:

Patricia and Steve Arbetman

Tracy and Ron Benenson

Jessica and Kenneth Brein

Janice and Mark Illfelder

Joan and Steve Krechmer

Bryan and Allison Siegelman

Staying Connected in York

Did you know?

The Staying Connected program has provided
over 10,000 rides
to older adults in the York community.




Your Friends Gift Supports:

Dependable “door through door” rides

Continued engagement within the community

Help older adults stay connected
in York by making a
tax deductible donation to JFS!
You can reduce your taxes and change lives
through your generous contribution.

Donate Now.