The JCA Growth Committee was formed in June. The committee’s mission is to retain and involve the area’s Jewish community, as well as to reach out to Jewish people outside the area and let them see all the area has to offer. This will ensure our community’s longevity and vitality.
The Growth Committee sponsored several newcomers to the community as part of the Chanukah celebration in late November, and then sponsored the Kosher Cafe with Chabad, with over 150 people attending. We have created a new brochure to show off our community to newcomers, and are getting ready to launch the JCA's new website, to debut at the Purim Carnival in March. The new website will feature an improved look, an improved calendar, and the ability for our community to engage in online discussions. Our Facebook page is very active, with all the latest news and events. Be sure to like it at www.facebook.com/jcaofnepa. And we are planning to roll out a young people's group in the next couple of months.
In another exciting development, we have begun working with the Scranton Jewish community to develop exciting joint events in the near future. These upcoming events will be a great opportunity to expand our horizons and meet some new people, while having a great time.