Community News

Federation Board names Jeri Zimmerman new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley has unanimously voted to appoint Jeri Zimmerman as the Federation’s new executive director.

Zimmerman joined the Federation staff in 2016, serving as assistant executive director and managing the Annual Campaign. She has…

Branches of Love Initiative to receive Schiff Award

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

In the aftermath of the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October, 18 local women sprang into action. 

They wanted to do something to promote tolerance and understanding among people of different faiths, a way for Jews and non-Jews to…

Easton synagogue merger official

By Susan Sosnow
Easton Jewish Community

B’nai Abraham Synagogue and Temple Covenant of Peace have officially reached an agreement to merge the two congregations in Easton. 

Meetings and discussions took place for over two years, and in February 2019, each congregation voted in favor of …

Sons of Israel welcomes new rabbi

After an extensive search process, Congregation Sons of Israel will officially welcome Rabbi Nisan Andrews as their new rabbi on June 1. 

Andrews was born and raised in Canada. He attended Telshe Yeshiva in Chicago where he received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Rabbinics.…

Jewish Heritage Night cap to memorialize Mark L. Goldstein, z”l

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Part of the excitement of Jewish Heritage Night at the IronPigs each year is the exclusive giveaway included with the ticket. Everyone from kids to their grandparents enjoy matching and showing solidarity and Jewish pride out in the crowd.

The 2019 souvenir…