Our doors are open to every Jewish student in Central Pennsylvania regardless of background or observance level, with special emphasis on minority students. Programming always reflects tolerant, non-judgmental and open discussions, which is the hallmark of our inclusiveness. 


We don’t anticipate it and we certainly don’t want it, but there are times when we’ll inevitably step back and say, “I need help”. In any kind of crisis, big or small, we are here to help. We will provide a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on when times get tough.

We don’t hesitate, when needed, to guide the individual/couple to seek out professional medical help. 

Hospital Pastoral Care 

We are here to assist patients in Central PA. with their physical, material, spiritual & emotional needs. 

Prison Chaplaincy 

While imprisoned, many of our brothers and sisters use this difficult and unfortunate experience as an opportunity to discover their roots, and turn over a new leaf, thanks to the encouragement and support of these visits. The teachings of the Torah help a person become a healthy minded individual who knows that he or she has a vital part to play in the universe - even from the confines of a prison cell. This is also a preparation for eventual re-entry into society. 

 Funerals / Jewish Burial Society

Our mission is to provide support and assistance to individuals experiencing crisis or tragedy by providing vital community services, which include safeguarding the dignity of the deceased, arranging burial while discouraging cremation, working with the coroner's office to stop autopsies, and assisting the bereaved during these times. Throughout life’s darkest moments, Chabad is a source of light and warmth, encouragement and direction.