Community News

Local Couple Explains Complex Situation for Jews in Venezuela

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Israel and Valeska Zighelboim grew up in a thriving Jewish community in Caracas, Venezuela. They spent their days at the Hebraica community center, with its full suite of amenities. They attended Jewish day school, with close to 2,000 st…

Lehigh Valley Women’s Group ‘Falls’ Into Action

By Beth Kushnick and Chelsea Karp
Special to HAKOL

Eighteen Jewish moms visited Israel in July 2017 for a 10-day trip with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project. The trip was made possible by generous donations from Lehigh Valley community members and the Jewish Federation of the Leh…

Lehigh Valley Adults Invited to Experience New Programming at the JCC

By Amy Sams
Adult Program Coordinator

The Lehigh Valley Jewish community is invited to explore a variety of new programs and activities this fall at the JCC.


This summer, the JCC's new J-ARTS series brought together adults looking to create with their hands and their minds. …

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Jewish Community Responds

As Hurricanes Harvey and Irma battered the southern United States and the Caribbean late this summer, the Jewish community quickly activated to help those in crisis.

Hurricane Harvey – one of the most devastating hurricanes on record in U.S. history – delivered its worst blows to Hous…

An Interview with Harlan Cohen

Editor’s Note: The following is an interview with Harlan Cohen, New York Times bestselling author and syndicated advice columnist, also known for his TEDx talk "Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable” which touches on raising resilient children. Cohen is the author of six books, incl…