Community News

Super Sunday to Include Community Mitzvah Projects

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

The Jewish Federation’s annual Super Sunday on Jan. 25 will this year be a community day of service.

In addition to making calls to raise funds for the Jewish community, volunteers will have the opportunity to use their super powers…

JCC Debuts PrimeTime Senior Programs

By Melissa Hakim
JCC Senior Services Coordinator

Jewish Senior Life Connection is proud to introduce PrimeTime, an exciting new programming division of the JCC of Allentown geared towards the 65 plus age group.

PrimeTime will engage Lehigh Valley residents in various cultural, recreat…

Women’s Division to Raise Funds for Female Leadership Academy in Israel

By Judy Diamondstein
JFLV Assistant Executive Director

“Be the change you want to see in the world,” said Mahatma Ghandi and so Michal Barkai set out to do just that.

The inequities of future possibilities for young Israelis who reside in the periphery of Israel are stark due larg…

Helping Others for a Century ... and Counting!

By Monica Friess

Henriette Engelson has seen and done a lot in her 100 years. She’s lived through two world wars, earned several degrees, survived the Depression, taught and instituted programs at multiple universities and hospitals, and welcomed and taught English to Russian emigrés. …

'Traces' of Past Bring Connections, Renewed Wonder

By Judy Aronson

A musty office in an old house in Germany. A pile of letters. A young factory apprentice. Such were the elements of a mystery that grew to involve not only my own family but someone else right here in the Lehigh Valley. As a result, this past September my granddaughter, Ra…