Community News

Lehigh Valley Stands Together Against Hate

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

One by one, standing side by side, each member of the clergy announced his or her name and place of worship. They came from churches, mosques and temples across the Lehigh Valley. Sixty in all.

They spoke to the more than 1,000 people gath…

Workshop Gives Students Tools to Combat Anti-Semitism

By Stephanie Smartschan
Director of Marketing

One day after the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 Jews dead, students and parents in the Lehigh Valley gathered at Temple Beth El for a workshop on anti-Semitism.

The workshop had been planned by the Jewish Federation’s Commun…

Jewish Community Mourns the Loss of Long-time Federation Director

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Mark L. Goldstein, beloved husband, father and leader of the Lehigh Valley Jewish community, passed away on October 11, 2018, after living with cancer for an extended time. He was 60 years old.

Mark served as the executive director of the…

Candidates for Congress Discuss Israel and More at Federation Forum

 

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

The three candidates vying to represent the Lehigh Valley in Congress next term shared their views on issues of importance to the Jewish community at a forum sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley on Oct. 21.

Marty Not…

Competition Heats Up for Second Round of Latke-Vodka

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Four new teams will take on returning champions “50 Shades of Latke” at this year’s second annual Latke-Vodka Hanukkah Cook-Off.

Like at last year’s sold-out event, teams will compete to make their best version of a traditional pot…