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Devil’s in the details

By Ruchi Koval
Outoftheorthobox.com

Editor’s note: Ruchi Koval is the guest speaker for the upcoming Federation Women's Retreat on March 22. This article was recently featured on her blog, outoftheorthobox.com, and we thought it fit perfectly with this month’s “Planning Your Simcha”…

THE IMPACT ONE MAKES: The Ufbergs

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor
 
Editor’s note: We continue our series on individuals who have laid the foundations for the future of the Lehigh Valley Jewish community through their generosity this month by featuring Dr. Mickey and Eileen Ufberg.
 
Dr. Mickey and Eileen Ufberg d…

Interview with a local author: Pete and ‘Oscar and Gus’

By Sandi Teplitz
Special to HAKOL

Writer’s Note: My initial experience with Pete Barbour as a professional was taking my young son to him. He suffered with migraines, and Dr. Barbour was his physician. When I bumped into him recently, 30-some years later, I discovered his new vocation as …

THE IMPACT ONE MAKES: The Hammels

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Editor's Note: We continue our series on individuals who have laid the foundations for the future of the Lehigh Valley Jewish community through their generosity this month by featuring Bonnie and Bobby Hammel.

When it comes to making an impact, the simplest…

JSeals swim team makes a splash with local kids

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

At the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, there is a dedicated group of young athletes splashing in and out of the pool all winter long. The JSeals swim team is an opportunity for children ages 6 through 16 (divided into a junior and a senior team…