Community News

Jewish Community Mourns the Loss of Long-time Federation Director

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Mark L. Goldstein, beloved husband, father and leader of the Lehigh Valley Jewish community, passed away on October 11, 2018, after living with cancer for an extended time. He was 60 years old.

Mark served as the executive director of the…

Candidates for Congress Discuss Israel and More at Federation Forum

 

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

The three candidates vying to represent the Lehigh Valley in Congress next term shared their views on issues of importance to the Jewish community at a forum sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley on Oct. 21.

Marty Not…

Competition Heats Up for Second Round of Latke-Vodka

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Four new teams will take on returning champions “50 Shades of Latke” at this year’s second annual Latke-Vodka Hanukkah Cook-Off.

Like at last year’s sold-out event, teams will compete to make their best version of a traditional pot…

Converted Son of a Nazi Shares Story with Federation Major Donors

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

When Bernd Wollschlaeger’s son was about 14 years old, he asked him a simple question.

“Dad, who was my grandfather?”

“I had to tell him these two extremes in my life,” said Wollschlaeger, speaking at the Jewish Federation of th…

Brith Sholom to Host Social Justice Weekend

Congregation Brith Sholom will bring the Bethlehem community together this November for a weekend focused on social justice. Topics addressed will include poverty and food insecurity.

On Friday, Nov. 9, the Rev. Dr. Peter Pettit, director of the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding …