Community News

How Maimonides doctors are responding to COVID-19

by Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor
In the past weeks, members of the Lehigh Valley Jewish community have all had to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic. The doctors in the Maimonides Society are no exception, with many of them experiencing the impact of the virus up close.
Dr. Bill Ma…

Women’s Philanthropy Spring Event to go virtual

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development & Operations
Forgo the heels, grab a beverage and join Women’s Philanthropy for a very special virtual Spring Event on Thursday, May 7. Lisa Friedman Clark will share her story of “dancing between the raindrops” via Zo…

Holocaust victims remembered through virtual Yom HaShoah memorial

By Bayley Carl
JFLV Marketing & Engagement Associate
The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s 2020 Yom Hashoah Memorial took place virtually on April 20. Shari Spark, the Holocaust Resource Center Coordinator, worked together with many members of the Lehigh Valley Jewish community…

Jewish Family Service & Federation host webinar on managing COVID-19 stress

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor
On Monday, April 13, Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley hosted a free webinar via Zoom entitled, “Mindfulness and Stress Reduction During COVID-19.” Over 30 people tuned in to learn about how to better handle the stress brought on by living…

Making lemons into lemonade


By Rotem Bar
Community shlicha
Who would have thought that in 2020 there would be a worldwide pandemic that would completely change the world as we know it? Who would have thought that our grandparents would celebrate Passover seder alone in their houses? That schools would be …