Community News

Super Sunday to showcase one incredible community

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

The community will come together on Jan. 27, 2019, as we launch the new year for a day of mitzvot and money-raising in support of Jews and others in need right here at home and all around the world.

There will be more ways than ever for vo…

Local group turns one act of hate into ‘3,600 acts of love’

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

One week before the tragic shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, Debi Wiener was attending a funeral at a Jewish cemetery in Fountain Hill. 

“We were just standing there, it was all quiet, and a car drove by … it had a couple guys in it…

Federation hosts ‘Stop the Bleed’ training

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

On the evening of Monday, Dec. 10, nearly 50 people gathered in the Auxiliary Auditorium of the Jewish Community Center to learn how to potentially save a life. 

Dr. Peter Thomas, St. Luke’s University Health Network’s director of trauma, and a group o…

Lunch & Learn to focus on local Torahs rescued from the Holocaust

By Barry Halper
Special to HAKOL

In late October, Carol and I went to London to see the Philadelphia Eagles play the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL game at Wembley Stadium. Of course, we visited some of the notable tourist sites of the city. However, the highlight of our sightseeing was vis…

Latkey Balboa knocks out competition

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Five teams battled it out at the second annual Latke-Vodka Hanukkah Cook-Off at the JCC on Dec. 13, 2018.

Showcasing flavors from around the world -- Thailand to Israel, the Southwest to the Midwest -- the teams each created their best ver…