Community News

Jewish Federation to Honor Award Winners and Leaders

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley will honor individuals who exemplify leadership at its Community Celebration & Annual Meeting on June 14.

The picnic-style event will celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and look ahead …

JDS Students Lobby for EITC

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

On May 2, sixth and seventh grade students from the Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley traveled with their teachers and community members to Harrisburg to advocate for issues that are important to them, including the continuance of the …

Israel Next Dor Graduates Reflect on a Year of Learning

Editor’s Note: The first class of Israel Next Dor in the Lehigh Valley will graduate on June 14 at the Jewish Federation’s Community Celebration & Annual Meeting. These 12 up-and-coming leaders traveled to Israel together last summer and spent the past year learning and building connecti…

High Schoolers Celebrate Confirmation at KI and Beth El

A new group of high school students will affirm their commitment to the Jewish faith this year as they lead services for their confirmations at Congregation Keneseth Israel and Temple Beth El.

Confirmation, according to Rabbi Seth Phillips of KI, is “a new Jewish ceremony that comes from …

Shalshelet Teens Enjoy Trip to DC

By Sophie Valuntas
Shalshelet Student
On April 29, students from the Shalshelet class, comprised of Jewish teens from all over the Lehigh Valley, departed on our annual out-of-town trip. This year would be especially unique because not only did we travel to Washington D.C., but we also st…