Community News

Up to the Challenge: Community Pledges Total $1.27 million after 60 Days

With pressing needs in Israel and Ukraine, anti-Semitism on the rise and a plan to care for our own seniors in development, at Rosh Hashanah we issued a challenge.

We urged the community not to wait until the end of the year to pledge to the 2015 Campaign for Jewish Needs, but instead to …

KI to Host Brunch, Talk of the Downtown

By Michele Salomon
Congregation Keneseth Israel

“...So we’re living here in Allentown …,” as Billy Joel famously sang and went on to portray as a city past its prime. But thanks to a major redevelopment, Allentown was recently named one of Fortune Magazine’s “5 Cities With U…

JFS Introduces State-of-the-Art Assessment Tool for Seniors

By Myra Saturen

Jewish Family Service will soon be offering even better ways to serve its clients through The GO Program, a service that, in collaboration with ShareCare Faith in Action, provides much-needed rides to people without transportation to medical appointments, grocery shoppin…

Lehigh Valley Native Congressman Returns Home

By Jennifer Lader
Editor, HAKOL

Despite the large crowd gathered to hear U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch’s speech at the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s donor appreciation night on Nov. 16, his comments were of a personal nature. Deutch hails from Bethlehem and this was his first time …

New Programming for Seniors is Coming

By Sandy Newman, JCC 
Myra Saturen, JFS
and JFLV Staff

Senior support services in the Lehigh Valley will get a boost in the coming months thanks to new hires at the Jewish Community Center and Jewish Family Service. The expansion of the Jewish Senior Life Connection program answers th…