Community News

Men’s Night Out to feature whiskey, trivia and more

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development & Operations

What makes whiskey kosher? Find out as the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley hosts Men’s Night Out on Tuesday, March 17.

After a hiatus, this popular annual event has returned. The event is open to men who h…

Lehigh Valley leaders lobby on Capitol Hill for disability rights

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Tuesday, Feb. 4 was the 10th annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD) in Washington, D.C., but it was the first time that staff from Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and Jewish Family Service traveled together to participate in the event. Four staf…

Interfaith seder to bring Bethlehem community together

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development & Operations
and Bayley Carl
JFLV Marketing & Engagement Associate

The Bethlehem Interfaith Group has some big plans for the spring.

On Sunday, April 5, the group, representing 14 different faith communities in Bethlehem, will…

JCC unveils plans for new on-site summer camp

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Camp JCC is making a major move this summer—to the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley. But not before the site undergoes some major new facility upgrades. While many specialty camps will still be going on inside the JCC building, the format of th…

Muslim and Jewish communities gather for unity vigil

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Outreach & Community Relations

With candles in their hands, they stood together as sisters. Muslim and Jewish women, joining in prayer, to say no more hate.

On Jan. 15, the local chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a grassroots organization…