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Forging bonds with Israeli camp counselors from Yoav

By Miriam Zager
Partnership2Gether Chair

Every year, as June approaches and the school year nears the end, camp duffle bags and under-the-bed boxes are retrieved from our attic. Camp packing lists are on the kitchen counter and in our kids’ bedrooms. Piles begin to accumulate on the dinin…

Why do you keep going back to AIPAC? ‘It really is amazing’

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

This year will be the fourth time Valeska Zighelboim and her husband, Israel, attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, Policy Conference. Hailing originally from Venezuela, the first time she went, “we were not very sure about this wh…

A BBG girl journeys to witness revival of Jewish life in Kiev

By Fana Schoen
Allentown BBYO

Lvov (or Lviv), a city in western Ukraine, is where the members of my family who never made it to America were last seen before they were killed during the Holocaust. I have never known much about them, but a few years ago my sister did some research to try and…

The doughnut madness: Chanukah in Israel

By Rotem Bar
Community Shlicha

You know how in America you can tell that the holidays are coming even though they are actually not for a few weeks? Whether it’s pumpkin spice everywhere and Halloween decorations that start way before the fall is actually here, or Christmas decorations tha…

In Response to the Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley stands in solidarity with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tree of Life Synagogue and the Jewish community of Pittsburgh during this difficult time.

Since the incident took place this morning, we have been c…