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Local family prays for miracle in fight against daughter’s rare disease

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

Jen and Zack Einstein fell in love 17 years ago during rehearsals of a play they were in together at Civic Theatre of Allentown. After getting married in 2010, they were eager to start a family. Soon, however, they would discover they were facing a long ba…

THE IMPACT ONE MAKES: The Goldfarbs

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

Dr. Harold and Sandra Goldfarb each raised three children in the Lehigh Valley before marrying each other in a later chapter of life. Their commitment to the Jewish community and to a life of giving are things they have in common which brought them togethe…

The importance of speaking up and making our collective voice heard

By Lauren Rabin
Community Relations Council

Editor's note: This is the first piece in our new "Voices from the CRC" series.

I was invited to join the Community Relations Council (CRC) after a conversation with Amy Fels, who was chairing the committee at that time, and with Federation Direc…

Lehigh Valley Jewish clergy reflect on a second pandemic Passover

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

No one was expecting to go through one pandemic Passover, let alone enduring a second. However, a year after the first one, Lehigh Valley clergy are much more prepared for what that means. All of them undoubtedly would agree on the importance of continuing…

All the ways Biden and Harris made Jewish history on Inauguration Day

By Uriel Heilman
Jewish Telegraphic Agency

When Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took office as U.S. president and vice president on Jan. 20, they made history in all sorts of ways — including Jewish history.

Some of the historical firsts are obvious: Biden is the oldest person ever to occupy…