Community News

JCC Film Festival Kicks Off 20th Season

By Monica Friess

The JCC’s 20th Annual Jewish & Israeli Film Festival opens in March and it promises to keep you entertained and informed. It will have you laughing, it may make you cry, you will be enlightened, you will ponder some deep issues and you will want to see each one.

Once aga…

JDS Pairs Up with Yoav School to Make Haggadahs

By Julie Taffet
​Marketing Intern

Dana Kind, Duffy Batat, and Yifat Kolen from the Jewish Day School are working with 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students to make Haggadahs with students in Israel.

This program is part of a four-year curriculum with students in Yoav, the Lehigh Valley’s pa…

Enterprising Teen Stocks JFS with Toiletries

By Monica Friess

A Syracuse-based social action organization founded to provide toiletries and household cleaning products to people in need recently made its way to our own Jewish Family Service via 15-year-old founder Adena Rochelson and a chance Allentown connection.

Rochelson, founder …

Artist with Local Roots Subject of Lunch & Learn

By Julie Taffet
Marketing Intern

The Jewish Federation’s Women’s Division will host a Lunch & Learn program on March 26 with Lindsey Jancay, who will discuss the relatively unknown artist Laszlo Matulay and his deep local connections. 

Matulay was born in Vienna in 1912. He attended s…

Federation Launches Silver Circle to Honor Long-Time Donors

By Alyssa Kevelson
JFLV Donor Relations Intern

Have you been donating to the Jewish Federation for 25 years or more? Welcome to the Silver Circle!

The Silver Circle is a newly launched recognition society to honor these long-time donors for their dedication and commitment to Jews in the Le…