Community News

Jeri Zimmerman named interim executive director of Jewish Federation

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

The Executive Committee of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley has appointed Jeri Zimmerman as interim executive director.

Zimmerman has served as assistant executive director of the Jewish Federation for the past two-and-a-half yea…

Local moms’ Tree of Life necklace sale goes viral

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Only one week after the massacre in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life Synagogue, a group of local moms sprang into action. The 18 women bonded through a 2017 trip to Israel in partnership with the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and the Jewish Women’s …

JCC of the Lehigh Valley hires its next executive director

The Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley will welcome its next executive director this December, a successful conclusion to a national search launched earlier this year. 

Eric Lightman is currently the interim executive director at the Jack & Lee Rosen JCC in Orlando, Florida. He w…

JFS Celebrates 8ish Over 80ish honorees

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 11, the social hall of Temple Beth El was packed for a scrumptious brunch hosted by Jewish Family Service to honor their third cohort of 8ish Over 80ish volunteers. Organizations from across the Jewish community had nominated t…

Jewish Day School honors Veterans Day

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

On the morning of Friday, Nov. 9, the students of the Jewish Day School gathered outside for a very special flag raising ceremony. They were accompanied by honored veterans of both the American and Israeli armed forces. JDS Head of School Amy Golding led the…