Community News

Donor Offers Matching Gifts to Support JDS

By Amy Golding
Jewish Day School

The mitzvah of supporting a Jewish school can take many forms: tzedakah, volunteering, attending school events and helping families learn about the Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley. All of these mitzvot are special. They make the education of our child…

For Jews Coping with Hurricane Florence, High Holiday Themes Resonate

By Ben Sales 
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
and Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

When Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov took her North Carolina congregation, Temple of Israel of Wilmington, on a Rosh Hashanah boat ride on the Cape Fear River – before the storm – she hadn’t intende…

Forum to Focus on Polling, Trends as Election Day Nears

By Stephanie Smarstchan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Lehigh Valley voters will have the chance to weigh in on a pivotal race this November as three candidates vie to replace Charlie Dent as their representative in Congress.

Candidates for Pennsylvania governor and seats in the state Legislat…

Workshop To Help Students and Parents Combat Anti-Semitism

By Aaron Gorodzinsky
JFLV Director of Outreach & Community Relations

The U.S. experienced the largest single-year increase of anti-Semitic incidents on record in 2017, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual “Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents.”

The 57 percent increase over the…

Local Recovery-Friendly Coffeehouse Provides A Path For People In Need

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Hope & Coffee is a coffeehouse where customers can purchase a hot drink, but also find companionship with people on a recovery journey from opioid addictions. The friendly employees are going through recovery as well, often unable to find other jobs due to the…