Community News

JFS Pairs Volunteers with Older Adults for Shopping Experience

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Picking out a new outfit for the High Holidays was the highlight of 102-year-old Henriette’s day. “I haven’t gone shopping in ages because I have to have somebody go with me,” she said before choosing a jacket, blouse and skirt to wear to synagogue.…

In Wake of Hurricanes, TCP Member Recalls Her Years Working for FEMA

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

If there was one thing Gwen Jacobs learned in the decade she worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, it was to always keep a bag packed.

When disaster struck – like it recently did in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Ir…

Federation Brings Faiths Together for Security Conference

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Two pictures flashed on the screen.

One was of a police car outside of the JCC in York after a bomb threat earlier this year. The other was of a room inside a mosque in Minnesota, destroyed by an IED just a week prior.

Fortunately,…

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 …