Community News

Michael Solomonov to showcase Chanukah menu

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development and Operations

When Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav returns to the small screen on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. for a Chanukah cooking demonstration, he will be borrowing a renowned recipe from another famed Philadelphia restaurant. 


Lion/Pom women get a virtual tour of Tel Aviv fashion district

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 15, Jewish women philanthropists from around the Lehigh Valley got together to tour “Israel Through Fashion”—without leaving their own homes. Thanks to the powers of Zoom, they were able to meet with each other as well …

Mentalist mystifies at The Main Event

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

On the evening of Oct. 25, 100 households from the Lehigh Valley Jewish community gathered together via Zoom for The Main Event: Sidney Friedman’s Virtual Impossibilities. Greeted with jazz music, Federation President Gary Fromer gave the introduction to…

On the Same Page Book Club to hold last meeting of the year

All are invited to the On the Same Page Book Club, which reads books and joins in virtual dialogue with a group from the Lehigh Valley’s Partnership2Gether community in Yoav, Israel.
The last meeting of the year will take place virtually via Zoom on Sunday, Dec. 27, from 2 to 3:30…

Moments in Jewish History series kicks off with a trip to ancient Babylonia

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

On Nov. 9, a seven-part “Moments in Jewish History” series kicked off, co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and the Berman Center for Jewish Studies at Lehigh University.

Aaron Gorodzinsky, director of campaign and security plann…