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How to Make Your Seder More Fun for the Whole Family

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

The Passover seder is a long process, and for kids, it can be a long time to sit and listen to the prayers and stories. But with such great potential for creativity, the seder has so much room for interpretation as an imaginative activity for children and adul…

A Discussion that Continues Forever: Jewish Life in Poland

By Fana Schoen
Special to HAKOL

Editor’s Note: The Krakow JCC is funded by the JDC, a beneficiary of Federation.

When Marcjanna, the current director of Hillel at the Krakow JCC, was 13 years old, she Googled her last name. Finding a family tree, she scrolled up, and, to her surprise, sh…

Unforgettable Travel Experiences for Teenagers

Editor’s Note: There are many ways for teenagers to get involved in travel to Israel. These four are a selection of available programs. Information from this feature was taken from the programs’ websites. 

BBYO Passport

BBYO Passport programs span destinations on five continents and c…

Allentown Native Feels Impact of BDS Vote at U of Michigan

By Hannah Tamarkin
Special to HAKOL

Editor’s Note: Hannah, a Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley graduate, is the daughter of Frank and Tama Tamarkin of Allentown. She is currently a freshman at the University of Michigan.

On the evening of Nov. 14, I sat in an auditorium in one of th…

Medical Clowning through Enemy Lines

By Michal Hallel Abulafia 
Galilee Medical Center

Editor’s Note: The following article takes place at Galilee Medical Center, an innovative Israeli hospital that has had a long-standing relationship with the Lehigh Valley medical community for over 20 years.

I'm a "dream doctor" – a m…