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‘The Same Moon’ connects families in Israel, LV

One moon that looks the same to people all over the globe. That moon has become the basis of a new project shared between the Lehigh Valley and the region of Yoav, Israel, through Partnership2Gether.  

The Same Moon project, also now a book, was the brainchild in 2012 of Adi Shacham, an …

Daughter to Honor Heroic Father at Yom HaShoah Commemoration

On Sunday, April 27, the Holocaust Resource Center of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley will host “Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue.” The evening of Holocaust remembrance will particularly commemorate the activities of Colonel José Arturo Castellanos, a Salvadorian diplomat w…

Federation Opens Ukraine Assistance Fund

As the crisis worsens, more dollars are needed to make sure necessary services for the 300,000 Jews in Ukraine remain in place. You can help by making an additional gift directly to the Ukraine Assistance Fund through the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley. 100 percent of the money you…

Kippot and Crackerjacks: IronPigs to Host Jewish Heritage Night

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball team will be hosting their very first Jewish Heritage Night on Thursday, May 22, at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. Perhaps even more groundbreaking is the recent decision by the IronPigs to license the official IronPigs kippah in recognition of the Jewish co…

Workshop Equips Teens to Respond to Anti-Semitism

A free workshop is being offered for middle school and high school students and their parents to learn strategies to use when anti-Semitic situations arise, especially in a school setting. The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation, in partnership with the Anti-Defamation Leagu…