Community News

Federation launches campaign challenge

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development & Operations

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s Annual Campaign “all starts with you.”

This year, the Federation is offering a unique opportunity for those who make their pledges to the 2020 Campaign by Nov. 1.

Jewish Federation awarded Educational Improvement Tax Credits for 2019-20

Individual tax payers have a unique opportunity to help students at the Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley—if they act quickly!

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s “special purpose entity” or SPE—an organization set up for the sole purpose of allowing individual tax p…

Q&A with Neil Lazarus

Editor’s note: Neil Lazarus will be speaking at “How to Stop BDS in 5 Minutes or Less,” a special event open to high school juniors and seniors, parents and community members on Oct. 28 put on by the Jewish Federation’s Community Relations Council. We asked him a few questions of int…

Local family creates Israel scholarship fund

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Elaine Lerner had been thinking about creating the Elaine and Leslie (Les) Lerner Israel Scholarship Fund for a long time. She knew that she wanted to start something that would encourage young people to stay involved in Jewish life, but she wanted to get it…

JCC executive director chosen for prestigious local fellowship

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Jewish Community Center Executive Director Eric Lightman has been chosen as one of 12 members of this year’s cohort for the Collective Impact Fellowship run by the Rider-Pool Foundation.

The Rider-Pool Foundation was set up by Leonard Parker Pool, founder…