Community News

Allentown Eruv Sees Major Expansion

By Rabbi David Wilensky
Congregation Sons of Israel

Often, as I stand quietly staring at random telephone poles alongside Tilghman Street, Cedar Crest Boulevard and Walbert Avenue, for no apparent reason and for lengthy periods of time, onlookers will stop to ask me what I’m doing.


Free Lecture Series: Lehigh Professor to Dig Up Ancient History at the JCC

By Laura Rigge
HAKOL Editor

Dr. Ben Wright is used to people calling his work interesting. “Usually when I tell people I’m a college professor, they’ll say, ‘That’s interesting,’ and that’s where the discussion ends. But earlier today, I told someone ‘I spend a lot of my tim…

Prejudice Reduction Packages Up for Auction at Golf Tournament

By Jenny Oswald
JFLV Development Intern

The Jewish Federation’s annual golf tournament honors the theme of prejudice reduction in the spirit of Mortimer S. Schiff, who cared deeply about bringing together people of all backgrounds. 

This year the tournament will add a new element to fur…

Hillel Students to be Honored at Annual Brunch

Join the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley in honoring recipients of the 2015 Levy Hillel Leadership Awards. The Levy Hillel Award recognizes young leaders in the Lehigh Valley’s Hillel chapters. The award was founded by Mort and Myra Levy. The program and brunch will be held on April…

Lehigh Valley Holocaust Survivors to be Honored at SOI Purim Gala

In the year marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, leaders from Congregation Sons of Israel will transform their annual Purim Gala and honor Lehigh Valley Holocaust Survivors during “From Darkness to Light” at the Jewish Community Center of Allentown on Sun…