Community News

Allentown Art Museum welcomes new director

The Allentown Art Museum (AAM), a cornerstone of the Lehigh Valley’s cultural landscape and long-time sponsor of HAKOL, has welcomed a new president and CEO. Max Weintraub, an art museum professional with more than 20 years of experience in both curatorial and educational aspects of museum…

Michael Solomonov to showcase Chanukah menu

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development and Operations

When Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav returns to the small screen on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. for a Chanukah cooking demonstration, he will be borrowing a renowned recipe from another famed Philadelphia restaurant. 


Lion/Pom women get a virtual tour of Tel Aviv fashion district

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 15, Jewish women philanthropists from around the Lehigh Valley got together to tour “Israel Through Fashion”—without leaving their own homes. Thanks to the powers of Zoom, they were able to meet with each other as well …

Mentalist mystifies at The Main Event

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

On the evening of Oct. 25, 100 households from the Lehigh Valley Jewish community gathered together via Zoom for The Main Event: Sidney Friedman’s Virtual Impossibilities. Greeted with jazz music, Federation President Gary Fromer gave the introduction to…

On the Same Page Book Club to hold last meeting of the year

All are invited to the On the Same Page Book Club, which reads books and joins in virtual dialogue with a group from the Lehigh Valley’s Partnership2Gether community in Yoav, Israel.
The last meeting of the year will take place virtually via Zoom on Sunday, Dec. 27, from 2 to 3:30…