Community News

18 Lehigh Valley Women Experience ‘Trip of a Lifetime’ in Israel

By Lauren Rabin
Special to HAKOL

When I heard about joining the 2017 summer trip to Israel led by the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Program (JWRP), in partnership with the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, my first response was “absolutely not!” How would I do it, even if I want…

Partnership2Gether is Going Strong

By Carolyn Katwan
P2G Chair - Lehigh Valley

Our community’s relationship with Israel has always been important.

For many years, we participated in Project Renewal, a Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) program that matched Diaspora communities with Israeli cities, with an emphasis on he…

HAKOL Editor Accepts Award for Paper

HAKOL editor Michelle Cohen accepted the paper’s first place award for "niche publication" in its division in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation. The two goals of the award, according to the website, are to “reinforce excellence by i…

Lehigh Valley Ambucycle Helps Save a Baby’s Life

Editor’s Note: As a special part of celebrating the Maimonides Society’s 30th anniversary, the society chose to fund an ambucycle (ambucycle #709) as part of their campaign. Ambucycles are used extensively in Israel with its narrow roads and high traffic congestion and dramatically reduc…

Join Yiddish Club for Socializing and Learning

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Thanks to Yiddish Club, I was able to greet my grandmother with “Ich hab dir lieb” (I love you), speaking Yiddish to her for the first time in my life.

The club, which has existed for over 20 years, meets in the board room at the Jewish Community Cen…