Community News

Allentown Couple Shares Moving Family Holocaust Story

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Editor’s Note: A recent trip to Germany to lay stones at the site of Ruth Hamburger’s childhood home led her son Henry Luftman and his wife Pat down a path of rediscovery. The Allentown couple shared what they found and what they experi…

Parkland Teens Study the Holocaust with a Survivor and Survivor’s Daughter

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

In a large auditorium at Parkland High School, 300 teenagers watched Marcel Guindine gesture with his hands, pointing to a small group of people. “If you were Jewish children in the Holocaust, only you 30 would have survived,” he said solemnly, as pens fle…

Easton Synagogue Merger to Foster a Stronger Community

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Ninety people from Easton came together to celebrate Passover this year. The community event, which was held at Bnai Abraham Synagogue, was a collaborative effort with Temple Covenant of Peace in which the sisterhood presidents put together a volunteer crew to…

Lehigh Valley to Welcome Shlicha for Upcoming Year

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

This fall, a new shlicha  – Israeli emissary – will join the Lehigh Valley Jewish community in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday. From community events to educational opportunities, Rotem Bar will be leading a variety of activities to help bring Israel to…

Community Gathers for Yom HaShoah Commemoration Exploring Israeli Culture

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

On April 11, a packed room of people gathered to commemorate the Holocaust in a variety of ways, including a feature presentation based on the Holocaust’s perception in Israeli society.

The ceremony opened with an hour-long recitation of names in which chil…