Community News

New 60 Day Challenge will re-engage the community

The 60 Day Challenge is back, this time with a new twist! Starting this month, the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley will be sponsoring 60 days of events designed to re-engage, re-connect and re-imagine the Lehigh Valley Jewish community in 2022. It will launch on Jan. 9 by celebrating …

Maimonides celebrates 35 years with mission and events

The Maimonides Society of the Lehigh Valley is marking its 35th anniversary this year in a variety of exciting ways. 
On Sunday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m. Eli Beer, president and founder of United Hatzalah of Israel, will address the Lehigh Valley Jewish community. Beer will speak about not on…

Sort and Schmooze, clothing donation benefits The Perfect Fit

By Amy Zylberman
JFLV Director of Community Development

For those looking to engage with a mitzvah project at the start of 2022, look no further than your closets! Women’s Philanthropy’s Mitzvah Committee has connected with Allentown’s The Perfect Fit to make sure that new and gently …

JFS to host a virtual town hall on disability

By JFS Staff

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions and those who love them. JDAIM is a call …

New name of the Lehigh Valley youth program announced

The youth program for all Jewish tenth- through twelfth-graders in the Lehigh Valley formerly known as Shalshelet has a new name! 

The students involved put forward suggestions in a contest and voted upon the finalists. IAJ (short for “I Am Jewish”) was the winner.

The nominating yout…