Community News

Stories from Cologne, Germany to be Shared on Yom HaShoah

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Rudolf Romberg, a long-time Allentown area resident, was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1923. As a teenage boy, he learned woodcraft – furniture making – which he studied at a Jewish trade school until the Nazis closed the Jewish schoo…

Community to Celebrate Yom HaZikaron with Songs Honoring the Fallen

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Erez Shtark was born on December 24, 1975, in Kiryat Atta, Israel. Erez played volleyball and basketball, and due to his great talent, he even made it to the national Israeli volleyball team, and represented Israel in competitions abroad. In October 1994, E…

Appraiser to Value Local Heirlooms at Spring Event

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

You remember that blouse that Julia Roberts was wearing in the poster for “Mona Lisa Smile?” Stacey Winnick does. She bought it at a tag sale for $2.50.

“I can’t really watch a movie anymore because every time I watch a movie,…

Learn to Combat Cancer and Manage Stress in an Interactive Workshop

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

A cancer diagnosis is no walk in the park – but many people think they can handle the diagnosis, treatment and aftermath on their own. But research says otherwise – it has been proven that to have the most success in combating cancer, we need to be stro…

Federation Accepts Donations to Help with Cemetery Repairs After Vandalism

Less than a week after vandals desecrated a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis, knocking over 154 headstones and causing considerable damage, the same thing has happened closer to home outside Philadelphia.

On Feb. 26, more than 100 (some reports estimate upwards of 500) headstones were overt…