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Looking ahead with Federation’s president-elect Gary Fromer

Gary Fromer is no stranger to the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley. He and his wife, Dr. Carol Bub Fromer, have long been involved and served as co-chairs of the Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs for the past two years. Now, Fromer is taking on a new challenge as Federation’s presiden…

Life continues in Yoav as rockets fall

By Nurit Galon

As I write this, sitting in the calm of my house in Kibbutz Galon, in the Regional Council of Yoav, and looking out at the gardens and flowers, there is a strange silence. No toddlers' voices on a walk with their nursery and kindergarten teachers, no elemen…

Stand with Israel: Update on Rocket Attacks

The rocket barrage striking southern Israel, which escalated along the Gaza border on Saturday, continues. It is a dynamic and dangerous situation that is changing by the hour, already having claimed at least four Israeli lives. As this attack by Hamas continues, we want the Lehigh Valley co…

In Response to the Shooting at the Chabad of Poway

Our collective hearts are once again broken after hearing of the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego as people congregated to celebrate the last day of Passover. We pray for the victims and for the speedy recovery of those who were wounded this morning.

Long before today …

'Feel comfortable and eat well': A guide to the Mimouna celebrations

By Rotem Bar
Community Shlicha

Did you ever hear the saying “tirvechoo vetisa’do” meaning, “feel comfortable and eat well”? No? That means you haven’t been to a Mimouna. “Feel comfortable and eat well” is a well-known blessing and greeting said during the Mimouna celebration…