Community News

Holocaust Education Advocate to Receive Schiff Award

Marylou Lordi’s efforts at prejudice reduction started small – literally. She knew she wanted to help her children and others develop empathy. At the same time Lordi, a Catholic, was learning about the Holocaust while waiting in the library of her children’s nursery school at Bnai Abra…

Bethlehem's Rabbi Juda to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

By Jennifer Lader
​Editor, HAKOL

Editor's Note: Rabbi Juda will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jewish Federation's Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the JCC of Allentown. Free and open to the community.

The house in Fall River, Massachusetts, in …

New Jewish War Veterans Commander Up to the Challenge

By Jennifer Lader
Editor, HAKOL

The Jewish War Veterans have a dynamic new Commander, retired senior master sergeant Sheila Berg. Originally from Westbury, Long Island, Berg joined the United States Air Force reserves because she wanted to serve our country and sought a challenge. She found…

In Kansas City, a Community's Heart Continues to Beat

By Victor Wishna
Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Every Friday at noon, my 2-year-old daughter and I rush through the doors of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City to meet my father for lunch.

We are usually late, and the JCC’s Heritage Center, catering to active seniors (and thei…

Women's Spring Event to Spotlight Jewish Sororities

Shira Kohn, assistant dean of the graduate school at the Jewish Theological Seminary whose dissertation examined Jewish college sororities and their encounters with social and political movements in postwar America, will be the featured speaker at the Jewish Federation’s Women’s Division…