Community News

New Federation Campaign Chairs Look Ahead to Exciting Year

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Carol Bub Fromer and Gary Fromer, co-chairs of the Federation’s 2018 Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs, recently sat down with HAKOL to talk about their backgrounds, their involvement in the Lehigh Valley Jewish community and their hope…

Community Selichot to Combine Traditional Themes with Innovative Prayers

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Join the Lehigh Valley Jewish community for a Selichot service at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 at Congregation Brith Sholom in Bethlehem to prepare for the High Holidays with reflection and prayer. The event, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Jewish Clergy Group, is …

Israeli Teens Reflect on Allentown Visit

It was another great summer in the Lehigh Valley for four Israeli teens and one summer shlicha. Here, they reflect on their experiences:

Shlicha Rivka Elbert:
It’s been an experience of a lifetime, being in the Lehigh Valley community. It feels like home to me. Everyone is very warm an…

JFS and JCC Team Up to Bring Yiddish Club to Country Meadows

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Twenty older adults, including members of the Yiddish Club as well as residents of Country Meadows of Allentown, gathered together to share stories, sing songs and interact in Yiddish on July 25.

The event, which was sponsored by Jewish Family Service of…

Yoav Committee Member Reflects on Cooperation through Partnership2Gether

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Richard Shecory, a member of the Lehigh Valley’s Partnership2Gether coalition in Yoav, is a 55-year-old IDF Air Force veteran who has worked for Intel for 30 years and speaks four languages. His wife, Iris, is a 3rd-6th grade teacher, and they have three …