Community News

Lehigh Valley to welcome new shaliach

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

On his first trip to the U.S. as a young man, Gavriel Siman-Tov was first exposed to shlichim, or Israeli emissaries, and he felt like maybe that was what he was meant to be. Starting this August, his dream will come true as he travels to the Lehigh Valley…

PJ@Home offers families fun this summer

Good news! PJ Library is here to entertain your kids now that school is out. Each week, families can register for PJ@Home, a free weekly program via Zoom, and will be sent a link to join the program. Log on to enjoy a fun and engaging half hour of activities and stories.

For the first progr…

JFS unveils new financial assistance program for pandemic relief

Jewish Family Service Staff

The vast majority of people we connect with are walking on a tightrope with their finances. All it takes is one extra need such as a medical issue, loss of income or other crisis to throw them off balance. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, we knew tha…

Federation to host virtual Annual Meeting

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development & Operations
The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley will discuss the current state of the community and honor its award winners at its virtual Annual Meeting on June 11.

Eric Fingerhut, CEO of the Jewish Federations of…

Camp JCC to run modified program this summer

The Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley has announced that – with some modifications – Camp JCC will be on for this summer.

“We’re keeping our eye on June 15th, which was supposed to be opening day anyway,” said JCC Youth and Camp Director Kristen Johnson. 

Since the JC…