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Turn your state taxes into scholarships for JDS and JCC students

A change in Pennsylvania law allows individual Pennsylvania taxpayers to participate in the state’s popular Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. By expanding the definition of a business to include a Special Purpose Entity (SPE), individual donors can become members of an SPE w…

Tradition keeps kids and teens returning to camp year after year

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Cousins Alex Valuntas and Jacob Sussman share a lot in common. They’re both juniors at Parkland High School. They both play basketball. And they both love summer camp.

After spending eight years as campers at Camp Saginaw, a co-ed sleepaway camp in Cheste…

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…