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The doughnut madness: Chanukah in Israel

By Rotem Bar
Community Shlicha

You know how in America you can tell that the holidays are coming even though they are actually not for a few weeks? Whether it’s pumpkin spice everywhere and Halloween decorations that start way before the fall is actually here, or Christmas decorations tha…

In Response to the Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley stands in solidarity with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tree of Life Synagogue and the Jewish community of Pittsburgh during this difficult time.

Since the incident took place this morning, we have been c…

Filmmaking Couple Brings Innovative Ideas and Unsung Heroes to the Valley

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Roger de Anfrasio was 9 years old when the Nazis invaded his hometown of Dijon, France, beginning a chain of events that would lead to him becoming a French Resistance spy and young hero. Now 87 years old, he is sharing his story in a documentary and miniserie…

A Jewish Twist on Seven Common New Year’s Resolutions

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

The month of Elul is a time for looking back at the past year in reflection, apologizing for wrongdoings and clearing the slate for a new year. But what happens after? Sometimes it’s all too easy to go back to routine for the next year until the High Holiday…

Federations Allocate Funds to Help Besieged Israelis

The Jewish Federations of North America allocated nearly half a million dollars in August to help relieve suffering in southern Israel caused by recent “kite arson” and provide trauma counseling and support for a growing number of Israelis who have been impacted by increased strife along…