Community News

LIFE & LEGACY Celebration set to close out Year 4

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Lehigh Valley Jewish community will celebrate a successful fourth year of the LIFE & LEGACY program. LIFE & LEGACY, which is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, has the goal of generating legacy gifts in the Lehigh Valley Jewish community. As of June 30, 56…

Federation to host two seminars on antisemitism

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

With antisemitism on the rise and the Arab-Israeli conflict in the news, Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is partnering with other organizations to bring two separate seminars addressing antisemitism to the community this fall.

On Oct. 17 at 12 p.m.…

Major donor event to feature expert on Arab-Israeli conflict

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

Kenneth W. Stein, Ph.D., is a professor known for studying the Arab-Israeli conflict, in both historical and socio-economic context. He will be the featured speaker at the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s program for major donors on Oct. 6.  

Poms and Lions of Judah inaugurate campaign year with “First Lady of Nails”

By Amy Zylberman
JFLV Director of Community Development 

If anyone knows about going “all hands in,” it’s Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. Her passion for polish and spirit for style helped her transition the dental-supply company she co-owned, Ondontorium Products Inc. to OPI Products, seizing…

Happy 10th Birthday, PJ Library!

By Abby Trachtman
JFLV Project Coordinator

When Mark Goldstein, of blessed memory, called me into his office and told me about a program coming to the Lehigh Valley called PJ Library and asked if I’d be in charge of it, I had no idea what it was or how it would change my life.  

For 10…