that comforts the spirit that survived the unthinkable.
"What is most important to me? I was born and raised in Allentown with parents and grandparents who were extremely community-oriented. As a result of my upbringing, I too am extremely committed to the advancement of the Jewish way of life in the Lehigh Valley. I support the Federation because, as an umbrella organization, it oversees and ensures the wellbeing of all Jewish agencies." - Linda Krawitz
"Why Federation? As someone who has moved a lot, I’m so grateful to the Jewish Federation for always making me and my family feel at home wherever we are. I support the Jewish Federation because I feel it’s important to stay connected to my roots and pass along to my children a love of Israel and Jewish values like tzedakah." - Amy Oselkin
"How do we see the Jewish future? We picture a strong, vibrant Jewish community as part of a larger, inclusive healthy community within the Lehigh Valley." - Doron & Lauren Rabin
"How do I picture the Jewish future? I look to a future where Jews can continue to live, learn and love without prejudice or threat of persecution. And that the opportunity and freedom that has been afforded to my family to live as Jews can be the same for my children and generations to come." - Ron Ticho
"What’s most important to me? We have such a surplus of food available in this country, but it is inconceivable to me that there are people that are starving. My son’s project for his bar mitzvah was collecting food for the Jewish Family Service food pantry. I can’t imagine what life would be like if my family didn’t know where their next meal is coming from. As much as I can, I would like to support that cause in our community." - Debi Wiener
"Why Federation? I am always amazed at how quickly the Federation responds to any type of crisis in the world. By funding and supporting organizations around the world, the Federation touches a monumental number of Jewish lives, both in times of crisis and times of tranquility. I am elated and proud to support such an incredible, far-reaching organization." - Emily Ford