Community News

Community Exceeds Year 1 LIFE & LEGACY Goal!

By Jim Mueth
JFLV Director of Planned Giving & Endowments

Thanks to the dedication of our community partners, we are proud to announce that the Lehigh Valley has already exceeded its Year 1 goal of securing 180 commitments through the LIFE & LEGACY program. Year 1 ends April 30.


Heroes Unite on Super Sunday

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Heroes united on Super Sunday to raise money for the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs.

Four teams engaged in a friendly competition to see who could bring in the most money. After a hard-fou…

Author to Talk About 'Larger Than Life' Great-Uncle

By Monica Friess
Special to HAKOL

“When I was a kid,” Mace Bugen once said, “I’d ask myself, ‘Why is that guy on the football team? Why can’t I be on the team? Why didn’t God give me the height so I could be the hero?’ Then at some point I figured it out: I gotta do somet…

VISIT Israel Makes Extended Israel Trips Affordable for Local Families

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Lisa and Moshe Markowitz know they want their two daughters to have an immersive experience in Israel while they’re in high school. They also know such trips – through Jewish overnight camps, BBYO or a vast array of other organizatio…

JCC to Offer New Themed Specialty Camps This Summer

By Brenda Finberg

The Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley will be offering a series of specialty camps this summer geared toward all different interests. The camps will be held at the JCC building in Allentown and run concurrently with the eight-week Camp JCC day camp in Cen…