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Hillel Students to be Honored at Annual Brunch

Join the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley in honoring recipients of the 2015 Levy Hillel Leadership Awards. The Levy Hillel Award recognizes young leaders in the Lehigh Valley’s Hillel chapters. The award was founded by Mort and Myra Levy. The program and brunch will be held on April…

Lehigh Valley Holocaust Survivors to be Honored at SOI Purim Gala

In the year marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, leaders from Congregation Sons of Israel will transform their annual Purim Gala and honor Lehigh Valley Holocaust Survivors during “From Darkness to Light” at the Jewish Community Center of Allentown on Sun…

JCC Film Festival Kicks Off 20th Season

By Monica Friess

The JCC’s 20th Annual Jewish & Israeli Film Festival opens in March and it promises to keep you entertained and informed. It will have you laughing, it may make you cry, you will be enlightened, you will ponder some deep issues and you will want to see each one.

Once aga…

JDS Pairs Up with Yoav School to Make Haggadahs

By Julie Taffet
​Marketing Intern

Dana Kind, Duffy Batat, and Yifat Kolen from the Jewish Day School are working with 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students to make Haggadahs with students in Israel.

This program is part of a four-year curriculum with students in Yoav, the Lehigh Valley’s pa…

Enterprising Teen Stocks JFS with Toiletries

By Monica Friess

A Syracuse-based social action organization founded to provide toiletries and household cleaning products to people in need recently made its way to our own Jewish Family Service via 15-year-old founder Adena Rochelson and a chance Allentown connection.

Rochelson, founder …