From the Desk of Jeri Zimmerman

The monthly column of Jeri Zimmerman, executive director of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley

It all starts with YOU

The situation in Venezuela is a dire humanitarian emergency. The cyclone in Mozambique, devastating. The synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh and San Diego and multiple arson threats in communities like Boston and Chicago have forced us to look inward at our own security protocols and do everyt…

‘I been blessed’

Years ago, my family was called up for an aliyah at our synagogue in preparation for our upcoming trip to Israel. As we were leaving the bimah, one of my then-4-year-old twins turned to me and said very excitedly, “I been blessed,” (and implying that all was right with the world).

The c…