Community News

Partnership Park re-dedicated in memory of Mark L. Goldstein

By Nurit Galon

When Barry Halper and Terry Neff first came to visit Yoav, with strict instructions to check us out as a prospective community for Partnership with the Lehigh Valley, it was pretty much love at first sight.

It was clear to all of us that this had every cha…

Chair of Memorial Scrolls Trust visits Lehigh Valley

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

When members of the Lehigh Valley Jewish community learned that Jeffrey Ohrenstein, chair of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, was going to be in New York City, they knew they had to ask him to extend his visit to include Pennsylvania.

Many community members were…

Security training on Super Sunday weekend a success

By Aaron Gorodzinsky
JFLV Director of Outreach & Community Relations

Last summer, during an impromptu meeting at a high school graduation party, Dr. Eric Fels, chair of the Community Relations Council of the Jeiwsh Federation of the Lehigh Valley, asked me if I had heard of the Community S…

New events planned for Pomegranates to bond through giving back this spring

By Lauren Rabin
Pomegranate Series Co-Chair

The Pomegranates are a “sorority” dedicated to strengthening and supporting the Jewish community within the Lehigh Valley. The value of being a Pomegranate is much greater than the beautiful pin that is proudly worn by its members. Pomegranate…

Scholar-in-residence offers insight on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Michele Salomon
Special to HAKOL

We all have opinions, about everything, including the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. But not all opinions are equally informed; the weight of fact versus feeling is rarely equal. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a minefield of emotion, with the weight of …