Community News

Freestyle mission to Israel in the works for older adults

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development and Operations

A few months after moving to Allentown in 2019, Phil and Ruth Michel were inspired by their first JCC film event and were already off to Israel.

It was the first trip there for the semi-retiree, and it “blew a…

Maimonides Brunch@Home to cover how Israel navigated pandemic

How did Israel go from their third lockdown to not requiring masks in public in less than five months? Israel is being celebrated as the world’s most vaccinated nation, with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reporting that over 50% of their civilians have gotten their shots. But how did they g…

Lehigh Valley set to ‘graduate’ from LIFE & LEGACY

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development & Operations

The Lehigh Valley will be honored by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation on May 27 for completing four years in the LIFE & LEGACY program.

The ceremony will take place as part of Grinspoon’s 2021 Virtual Legacy Gathe…

LVHN hosts vaccine clinics at JCC

The Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley opened its doors to members of the community for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on March 30. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) hosted the clinic in the Kline Auditorium for JCC members who were eligible at the time.

“We thank LVHN for offe…

Israeli leader speaks on ‘Days of We’

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

Avraham Infeld has addressed the Lehigh Valley before, but on April 11, he did so over Zoom from Jerusalem. Infeld is president emeritus of Hillel International and the founder and director of a number of innovative educational institutions. He has investe…