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Finding Hope in the Presence of Judaism in Poland

By Eric J. Fels

The first question I get about my recent trip to Poland is: why did we go? This is a difficult question to answer. Growing up in the post-Holocaust era, the mention of Poland immediately brought to mind images of death and destruction. The suffering in the ghettos and the in…

Piecing Together an Ancient Jewish Heritage

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

When I embarked on a nine-day Greek Isles cruise, I knew I would see a lot of religious diversity. From the giant cathedrals looming over Rome to the Acropolis in Athens, I encountered a great number of religious sites honoring a variety of deities. The one re…

Growing Spiritually and Intellectually on Birthright

By Natalie Sams

Traveling to Israel for 13 days with 30 young adults on a unique academic trip through Taglit Birthright Israel has deeply strengthened my connection with Israel and the worldwide Jewish community. This extended trip included lectures at the IDC Herzliya, a leading research …

Statement on Orlando Attacks

The Jewish Federation of Lehigh Valley is outraged and saddened by the tragic and horrific mass shooting this weekend at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. This act of terror and hate has left 49 people confirmed killed and at least 53 more severely injured. We were dismayed to learn of this horrif…

Statement on Ongoing Violence in Israel

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is extremely concerned with the wave of violent terrorist attacks that has struck the State of Israel in the last few months. Just this week, and while Vice President Joseph Biden was in Israel to speak about peace and security, terrorists struck in…