Community News

My Lehigh Valley Journey Is About To Begin

By Rotem Bar
Israeli Shlicha

Editor’s Note: Rotem Bar will be spending the year in the Lehigh Valley as an emissary from Israel through the Community Shlichut Program, a partnership between the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and the Jewish Agency for Israel, made possible in our c…

The Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs: Why We Give

By Carol Bub Fromer and Gary Fromer

As the summer draws to a close, and we approach the Jewish New Year, we are also very excited to commence a new year for our Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs. The Annual Campaign is a marathon effort by our community agencies, volunteers, professionals an…

New Partnership2Gether Director Signs On In Yoav

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Amit Zehavi, member of Kibbutz Tzora in Mateh Yehudah, Israel, will be assuming the duties of the Partnership2Gether associate director position. She will lead a brigade of volunteers in Israel to help organize Partnership programs, increase awareness of the Y…

Where Are They Now? Catching Up With Yoav Madrichim To The Valley

By Annette Mashi and Cynthia Wroclawski
Special to HAKOL

As Israel celebrates 70 years of statehood, Yoav - Lehigh Valley Partnership2Gether reflects on 16 successful summers of Yoav teen delegations to the Lehigh Valley. Sixty-four Yoav teens, many of whom traveled to the U.S. for the fir…

JCC Students Prepare for a Rich Garden Harvest

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

When Holly Hebron returned from a Partnership2Gether teachers’ exchange trip to Israel, she was determined to bring what she learned to the students at the JCC back home – in particular, she was inspired by the outdoor learning spaces, gardens and other wa…