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A Statement Regarding the Status of Jerusalem

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley welcomes the announcement by President Trump to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. In announcing the United States' intention to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the President is honoring a bipartisan com…

In Memory of Donald Burdick

By Shari Spark
Holocaust Resource Center Coordinator

Editor’s Note: Donald Burdick, a liberator and war hero who worked closely with the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley's Holocaust Resource Center to share his story and educate teens about the Holocaust, passed away in October …

Local Family Lights the Holiday with a Multitude of Menorahs and Memories

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

If you drive past the Wilson family’s house during Chanukah, the windows are filled with not one or two, but a plethora of menorahs shining their light through the neighborhood. These would be but a few examples of the family’s collection of approximate…

10 Israeli Advances Helping Diabetics Prevent and Manage their Illness

By Abigail Klein Leichman 
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Editor’s Note: November was National Diabetes Month in the U.S. and the Jewish Federation’s Maimonides Society will tackle the topic of diabetes care at its Jan. 7 brunch. 

While there is not yet a cure for diabetes, many Israeli researchers…

Jewish Community Ramps Up Support in Wake of More Natural Disasters

This report was constructed with materials from JTA.

Puerto Rico’s three synagogues closed for Rosh Hashanah as Hurricane Maria pummeled the island.

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 after causing widespread destruction on the Caribbean island nation of Dominica. Leaders of…