Community News

JCC unveils plans for new on-site summer camp

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Camp JCC is making a major move this summer—to the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley. But not before the site undergoes some major new facility upgrades. While many specialty camps will still be going on inside the JCC building, the format of th…

Muslim and Jewish communities gather for unity vigil

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Outreach & Community Relations

With candles in their hands, they stood together as sisters. Muslim and Jewish women, joining in prayer, to say no more hate.

On Jan. 15, the local chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a grassroots organization…

Lehigh Valley contingent joins NYC March Against Hate

By Ron Ticho
Special to HAKOL

Despite relatively short notice, Congregation Brith Sholom was able to secure a bus and organize a trip to New York City for Lehigh Valley residents to take part in New York City’s March Against Hate on Sunday, Jan. 5.

With the support of the Jewish Federati…

Local woman makes a positive impact as Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Karli Miller is the current reigning Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania. She’s also Jewish. 

“I am one of very few, if not the only, current Jewish contestants in the Ms. Wheelchair America circuit,” said Miller. “That’s a strong part of my identity, an…

Women’s Retreat to bring Jewish women together

Jewish women from across the Lehigh Valley and beyond will have the opportunity this spring to learn, create and connect.

Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley will host a one-day retreat on Sunday, March 22, at Temple Beth El, for anyone interested in persona…