Community News

Communities come together to stand against hate after New Zealand attacks

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

On a chilly Sunday evening in Allentown, neighbors met neighbors, sharing the flame and calling for the end of hatred everywhere.

More than 200 people gathered at 7th and Hamilton Streets on March 17 for a vigil organized by the Muslim Ass…

Remembering an IDF soldier through a treasured recipe on Yom Hazikaron

By Rotem Bar
Community Shlicha
This Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s official Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror, the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley will host a “Taste of Memories” event at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley. The Taste of Memories…

New group of women to set off on Israeli adventure

Ten new women will experience Israel this summer with the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project.

They will make up the third cohort of women from the Lehigh Valley to take part in this program.

For eight days beginning in late July, the women w…

Young adults get cooking with JFS

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Volunteers from the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation came together with Jewish Family Service on March 18 for a mitzvah project to benefit older adults.

They sliced cucumbers and tomatoes for a simple salad, layered noodles, s…

Lehigh Valley full of fun this Purim

Purim will start at sundown on March 20, and the Lehigh Valley Jewish community is ready for revelry. 

Kick off the Purim season with Candyland “Shushan” Edition! Enter the wonder of Candyland at the Jewish Day School at their co-sponsored PJ Library event, on Sunday, March 10 from 10:…