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Statement on Congressional Letter Urging Action on JCC Bomb Threats

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is thankful for the support of Congressman Charlie Dent and Congressman Matt Cartwright, who were among 150 bipartisan members of Congress to sign a letter urging the Department of Homeland Security, the Attorney General of the United States and the…

Newly Donated Mezuzot Enhance JDS Building

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor


Students, faculty and administration of the Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley gathered together on Feb. 6 to hang newly donated mezuzot around the school and re-fasten others that had gotten loose.

The donated mezuzot came from Albert and Eva …

JCC of the Lehigh Valley Congratulates the Pioneer J-AMP Class

The JCC recently completed its first 12-week Jewish-Focused Aging Mastery (J-AMP) class. J-AMP is the result of a partnership between the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Jewish Community Center Association of North America (JCCA).

J-AMP is designed to support adults in making the…

Statement Opposing the Executive Order to Ban Refugees

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley opposes President Trump's Executive Order suspending the entry of legal immigrants and refugees, and expanding detention for immigrants and asylum seekers, from certain predominantly Muslim countries. We join the chorus of national Jewish organizati…

Lehigh Valley Educators Travel to Yoav to Strengthen Partnership

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor
In December 2016, four educators from the Lehigh Valley journeyed to Israel to meet and plan educational programming with their counterparts in Yoav, the Lehigh Valley’s sister region in Israel.

“The purpose [of the trip] was to discuss educa…