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PA House of Representatives Condemns BDS Movement

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today unanimously approved HR 370, a resolution condemning the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and its activities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for seeking to undermine the State of Israel.

The resolution specifi…

Federation Expresses Solidarity After Presumed Hate Crime in Charleston

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is deeply saddened and horrified by last night’s savage attack, a presumed hate crime, on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine innocent people lost their lives as they participated in a Bible stu…

Federation Advocates for Seniors, Education in Harrisburg

By Laura Rigge
HAKOL Editor

On May 5, a group of dedicated community members met with state legislators to advocate for seniors and students at the state capitol building in Harrisburg. The trip was coordinated by the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley…

Lehigh Valley Community Members on the Ground in Nepal

By Laura Rigge
HAKOL Editor

Sue Travis’s trip to Nepal with her husband was an opportunity to see Mt. Everest. “We had taken a helicopter ride to see the Everest base camp and were planning on flying to China to see the Tibetan side,” said Travis, a Slatington resident and Jewish Fami…

Federation Works to Revive Jewish Identity in Hungary, Romania

By Iris Epstein

As part of my six year journey on The Jewish Federations of North America's National Young Leadership Cabinet, I have the opportunity each year to go on a unique experience called Study Mission. Representing the Lehigh Valley, I went with over 80 young leaders from North Ame…