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When the Sirens Sound: Federation Leaders Visit Yoav

Federation leaders Iris Epstein, Vicki Glaser and Judy Diamondstein are currently in Israel, showing solidarity with our brothers and sisters during this difficult time. Their first stop was Yoav, our Partnership2Gether community. Below is a note from Iris after Day 1.

We are having a won…

Thank Our Politicians for Supporting Israel

The House of Representatives just unanimously passed a Resolution supporting Israel and condemning Hamas. 
H.Res.657, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the United States' support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks…

Attacks on Israeli Towns and Civilians Continue

Israel underwent another night in which millions of its citizens were under the threat of Hamas rocket fire. In the three days of Operation Protective Edge, more than 450 rockets have been fired at Israeli cities threatening the lives of more than six million Israelis. Attacks on Israeli tow…

What's Happening and What Our Partners are Doing


  • More than 72 rockets were fired by Hamas today, including at Israeli major cities, as far north as Zichron Yaakov, only 20 miles from Haifa. The Iron Dome intercepted a barrage of rockets intended to hit the Dimona nuclear reactor.
  • Among the rockets Hamas has fired is…

Statement on the Escalation of Hamas Rocket Attacks on Israel

Federation President Mark H. Scoblionko and Executive Director Mark L. Goldstein today issued the following statement:

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is extremely concerned about Hamas’ escalating rocket attacks against Israeli citizens. We support Israel’s right to defend i…