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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Jewish Community Responds

As Hurricanes Harvey and Irma battered the southern United States and the Caribbean late this summer, the Jewish community quickly activated to help those in crisis.

Hurricane Harvey – one of the most devastating hurricanes on record in U.S. history – delivered its worst blows to Hous…

An Interview with Harlan Cohen

Editor’s Note: The following is an interview with Harlan Cohen, New York Times bestselling author and syndicated advice columnist, also known for his TEDx talk "Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable” which touches on raising resilient children. Cohen is the author of six books, incl…

JFS Pairs Volunteers with Older Adults for Shopping Experience

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Picking out a new outfit for the High Holidays was the highlight of 102-year-old Henriette’s day. “I haven’t gone shopping in ages because I have to have somebody go with me,” she said before choosing a jacket, blouse and skirt to wear to synagogue.…

In Wake of Hurricanes, TCP Member Recalls Her Years Working for FEMA

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

If there was one thing Gwen Jacobs learned in the decade she worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, it was to always keep a bag packed.

When disaster struck – like it recently did in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Ir…

Federation Brings Faiths Together for Security Conference

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Two pictures flashed on the screen.

One was of a police car outside of the JCC in York after a bomb threat earlier this year. The other was of a room inside a mosque in Minnesota, destroyed by an IED just a week prior.

Fortunately,…