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Former Lehigh Valley Rabbi Reflects on her Experience in Charlottesville

Editor’s Note: This piece is written by Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, who was known as “Melissa” during her time as the spiritual leader of Congregation Am Haskalah from 2002 to 2009. She was very involved in the local Jewish community and served as the chair of the Lehigh Valley Jewish Cl…

JCPA President Discusses Helping Jews Advocate

Editor’s Note: The following is an interview with David Bernstein, the president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Bernstein met with the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s Community Relations Council (CRC) on Aug. 14 to offer examples of advocacy from other CRCs na…

Track Your Commitments in the New Year with a Bullet Journal

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Is organization on your list of resolutions for the Jewish new year? Bullet journaling is a great way to stay on track for your goals for the duration of the year.

A typical bullet journal’s pages are filled with tiny dots instead of lines, meaning tha…

Jewish Federation Condemns Violence in Charlottesville

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley condemns in the strongest terms Saturday's violence in Charlottesville. We mourn the death of Heather Heyer, an innocent counter-protester, and two state policemen, and send condolences to their families. We pray for the well-being of so many others…

Fate Remains Uncertain for Egalitarian Section of the Western Wall

This report has been constructed with material from JTA.

On June 25, the Israeli government voted to suspend the historic decision reached last year to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel (Western Wall). This decision has been heavily criticized abroad and protested in Israel,…