Our Mission

To provide programs and services which foster the well-being of our local community and Jews at home, in Israel and around the world through continuous learning, charitable works, social and educational and recreational services.

Our JCA Values


  • Chevrah – community

  • Tikkun Olam – social justice and egalitarianism

  • Torah – continuous learning throughout the life course

  • Tzedakah – charity

  • Klal Yisrael – the well-being of Jews at home, in Israel and around the world

Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center's programs are all housed at the JCC- your Jewish community center. Get involved! Join us for a class, exercise your mind and body, enjoy a cultural event or holiday program or become a volunteer.


The JCC welcomes everyone regardless of age, race, religion, national origin or special need. Your continued support assures us that many important initiatives will continue to be successful here in the Wyoming Valley. Our plans for the future are exciting and diverse. We will remain strong and committed to our members as we continue to assess the needs of our community.

About Our Center

Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania

60 South River Street
Wilkes Barre Pa 18702


Barbara Bell, MD, President
Paula Chaiken, Vice President
David Z. Lantz, Esq., Treasurer
Renea Hammerman, Secretary



Board of Directors 

Max Bartikowsky, Charles Cohen, Jason Cohen, Celia Connor, Jeffrey Davidowitz, Robert Friedman, Rabbi David Kaplan, Rabbi Larry Kaplan, David Kayton, Mitchell Kornfeld, Richard Kramer, Paul D. Lantz, Rabbi Roger Lerner, Jane Messinger, Steven Nachlis, Jeffrey Roth, David E. Schwager, Esq., Sue M. Strassman, John S. Thalenfeld, Michael D. Yelen, Esq., Susan Yelen

Member Agency of:

Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
Jewish Community Center Association (JCCA)