Community News

Holocaust Commemoration to Explore Impact on Israeli Society

By Shari Spark
Holocaust Resource Center Coordinator

The Holocaust and its impact are woven into the fabric of Israeli identity. Even before the state was established, nearly 90 percent of the Jews living in Palestine had lost a near relative to murder by the Nazis. After World War II, tho…

Yemeni Refugee to Share Inspirational Story at Bethlehem Shabbat Service

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

For Manny Dahari, his escape from Yemen was only the beginning.

Born the fourth of eight children in Raida, the capital of Yemen, Dahari grew up in a devout Jewish community where most men wore a kippah and kept their side locks long. Such visible signs of th…

Local Family Enjoys Great First AIPAC Conference

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

After enjoying an impactful weekend at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, Fay Kun was eager to relay her experiences to the Lehigh Valley Jewish community.

Kun and her husband, Michael, attended the conference for their first time this year. The conference f…

Celebrate Israel’s Birthday with Dinner and a Movie

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

The Jewish community will kick off Israel’s birthday celebration with an Israeli tasting menu paired with a screening of the documentary “In Search of Israeli Cuisine.” The event will take place on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at th…

Celebrate Jewish History in Easton with Portrait Unveiling

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

The Jewish community of the Lehigh Valley is invited to a celebration of Jewish history in Easton with the unveiling of the newly restored portrait of Jacob Hart, the son of one of Easton’s earliest settlers.

Among the 250 people who settled Easton in the 1…