Community News

On the Same Page Book Club to hold last meeting of the year

All are invited to the On the Same Page Book Club, which reads books and joins in virtual dialogue with a group from the Lehigh Valley’s Partnership2Gether community in Yoav, Israel.
     
The last meeting of the year will take place virtually via Zoom on Sunday, Dec. 27, from 2 to 3:30…

Moments in Jewish History series kicks off with a trip to ancient Babylonia

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

On Nov. 9, a seven-part “Moments in Jewish History” series kicked off, co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and the Berman Center for Jewish Studies at Lehigh University.

Aaron Gorodzinsky, director of campaign and security plann…

BIG holds virtual interfaith Thanksgiving service

By Carol Burns
Bethlehem Interfaith Group

On Sunday, Nov. 15, the Bethlehem Interfaith Group (BIG) held a “Thanksgiving Service of Healing & Unity,” a virtual gathering for the community. Streamed over YouTube from 4 to 5 p.m., it was free and open to the public.
 
Representatives from…

FoodFestFaire brings community together for JFS

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

On Sunday, Nov. 8, supporters of Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley were guests to an all-day virtual festival that left mouths watering and hearts warmed. Thanks to the generosity of dozens of sponsors, the event raised funds to support the JFS’…

Federation and Berman Center launch Jewish history series

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

On Nov. 9, “Moments in Jewish History: A 7-Part Series,” will launch with its first event. A collaboration between the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and the Berman Center for Jewish Studies at Lehigh University, the series will consist of mont…