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Shalom from your Yoav Shlichim

Summer 2015 will be the 13th year the Lehigh Valley will be hosting teens from Yoav, our sister community in Israel. We are excited to welcome them to our community.

In addition to four teens, we also have a summer camp shlicha, Dor Ben Ham, who will serve as the advisor to the Yoav teens a…

Shalshelet Goes to Washington

By Isabelle Weiman

The alarm clock sounded at 4:30 a.m. exactly on that Sunday morning. Not many students would submit to this kind of torture, but Allentown Shalshelet attracts a special kind of student. We got up two hours before the crack of dawn to travel to Washington, D.C., and learn …

State Rep. Schlossberg to Share Social Media Wisdom with LVJP

By Laura Rigge
HAKOL Editor

In a world of social media-fueled scandals, state Rep. Mike Schlossberg had no shortage of material for his new book “Tweets and Consequnces: 60 Social Media Disasters in Politics and How You Can Avert a Career-Ending Mistake.” Schlossberg is bringing his soc…

KI Participates in Chili Cook-off for a Good Cause

By Matan Peled
Director of Youth Engagement
Congregation Keneseth Israel

On March 14, Congregation Keneseth Israel and our youth group, KITY, were part of a great interfaith community effort. The Barn, a wonderful non-profit organization that cares about the needs of the wider interfaith co…

Jane Weitzman Will Walk the Talk at Women's Division Spring Event

By Laura Rigge
HAKOL Editor

Jane Weitzman understands the value of a good shoe. “They can make an outfit. You can wear a plain black dress and change the shoes and the whole look is different.” 

It’s not surprising that Weitzman knows her shoes: for decades, she was the executive vi…