Community News

Daroff to share domestic policy agenda at Men’s Night Out

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Protecting Medicaid and Medicare, safeguarding the Jewish community from terrorism and advocating on behalf of individuals with disabilities are just a few of the priorities for William Daroff and the Jewish Federations’ Washington Of…

This is Their Life: Yom HaShoah Speaker to Share Parents' Story

By Shari Spark
Holocaust Resource Center Coordinator

Seventy years ago, World War II ended, and the few Jewish survivors of Hitler’s terrible experiment went forward to begin lives anew. From camps, hiding places, underground places – wherever they had been, these survivors took on the …

Allentown Eruv Sees Major Expansion

By Rabbi David Wilensky
Congregation Sons of Israel

Often, as I stand quietly staring at random telephone poles alongside Tilghman Street, Cedar Crest Boulevard and Walbert Avenue, for no apparent reason and for lengthy periods of time, onlookers will stop to ask me what I’m doing.


Free Lecture Series: Lehigh Professor to Dig Up Ancient History at the JCC

By Laura Rigge
HAKOL Editor

Dr. Ben Wright is used to people calling his work interesting. “Usually when I tell people I’m a college professor, they’ll say, ‘That’s interesting,’ and that’s where the discussion ends. But earlier today, I told someone ‘I spend a lot of my tim…

Prejudice Reduction Packages Up for Auction at Golf Tournament

By Jenny Oswald
JFLV Development Intern

The Jewish Federation’s annual golf tournament honors the theme of prejudice reduction in the spirit of Mortimer S. Schiff, who cared deeply about bringing together people of all backgrounds. 

This year the tournament will add a new element to fur…