Community News

Northampton Area Middle School Teacher Receives Prejudice Reduction Award

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is proud to present this year’s Mortimer S. Schiff Award for Prejudice Reduction to Ms. Kristin Weller, an eighth grade English teacher at Northampton Area Middle School.

Weller is a 19-year veteran English teacher in the Northampton School Dis…

Jewish Federation Honors Award Winners, Elects New President

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley honored outstanding community leaders, bid farewell to a sitting president and elected a new one at its Community Celebration & Annual Meeting on June 14.

The event also celebrated the accom…

Students Explore Jerusalem from Ancient to Modern Times in Beth El Class

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Every participant in Rabbi Moshe Re’em’s class arrived with the 40 pages of assigned reading annotated, with extra materials pulled up on phones and tablets, and with excitement to learn. But this was no college class – instead, the participants in th…

Shalom from Your New Yoav Shlichim

Every summer, four teens from Yoav, the Lehigh Valley’s Partnership2Gether community in Israel, spend time here working at Camp JCC. They are accompanied by a young shlicha who also works at camp. We are excited to welcome this year’s group.

Rivka Elbert
Young Shlicha

I’m Rivka …

High Schoolers Celebrate Confirmation at KI and Beth El

Eleven high school students will affirm their commitment to the Jewish faith this Shavuot 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 the…