Community News

PJ Library Picks Local Author

By Jennifer Lader
Editor, HAKOL

Mara Rockliff was skeptical when her agent first asked her to write a children’s picture book with a Jewish theme. Now she is set to read that book, “Chik Chak Shabbat,” at the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s “Potluck and Pages” event on Tuesday, …

Young Adult Division Kicks Off Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Sarah Chimino
Marketing Intern

The Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, along with Jewish Family Service, is hosting a food drive this month to collect needed items for local families for Thanksgiving.

Items needed include instant mashed potatoes, stuffing…

Israeli Physician to Visit Valley

Bringing intimate knowledge of life in Israel, the practice of urology and of Western Galilee Hospital, Dr. Dov Engelstein will visit the Lehigh Valley from Oct. 23 to Nov. 6 as part of the Maimonides Society Visiting Physician Exchange Program.  The community is invited to attend a special…

Temple Covenant of Peace Celebrates 175 Years

By Eleanor Bobrow
Temple Covenant of Peace

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of Temple Covenant of Peace in Easton.

In 1752, 11 Jewish families left the ghetto life in Germany and travelled to a place called Easton with the hope of making a place to live, work, worship …

LV Woman the Subject of Holocaust Documentary

Temple Beth El member Michele Willner Levy is the primary subject of a new documentary by Lehigh Valley filmmakers Julian Farris Films.
Fate linked Michele Willner Levy's parents together from the day they were born to Jewish families in Nuremberg, Germany. Frieda Kort and Charles Willner…