Community News

Jewish Community Responds to Events in France

By Jennifer Lader
Editor, HAKOL

On Jan. 9, extremist Muslim gunmen took hostages in a Paris kosher food market, killing four. Days earlier, Islamic militants stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a controversial publication, killing 12. These tragedies followed on years of sporadic vi…

JFS, Mazon Team Up to Address Hunger

Thousands of U.S. senior citizens are hungry or food insecure every day and are eligible for government support to ensure healthy meals. But alarming numbers of seniors are either unaware of, or ignore, governmental support to alleviate their hunger. To assure that qualified seniors get thei…

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 to p…

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, recreational…

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 largely t…