Community News

Lehigh Valley Native Congressman Returns Home

By Jennifer Lader
Editor, HAKOL

Despite the large crowd gathered to hear U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch’s speech at the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s donor appreciation night on Nov. 16, his comments were of a personal nature. Deutch hails from Bethlehem and this was his first time spe…

New Programming for Seniors is Coming

By Sandy Newman, JCC 
Myra Saturen, JFS
and JFLV Staff

Senior support services in the Lehigh Valley will get a boost in the coming months thanks to new hires at the Jewish Community Center and Jewish Family Service. The expansion of the Jewish Senior Life Connection program answers the ca…

Maimonides Doctors Weigh in on Ebola

By Monica Friess

Though the likelihood of contracting Ebola in the Lehigh Valley is quite low, the disease, nevertheless, is the subject in the forefront of many people’s minds. In the U.S., one man has died of the illness he contracted in Liberia, and two healthcare workers involved in h…

PJ Library Picks Local Author

By Jennifer Lader
Editor, HAKOL

Mara Rockliff was skeptical when her agent first asked her to write a children’s picture book with a Jewish theme. Now she is set to read that book, “Chik Chak Shabbat,” at the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s “Potluck and Pages” event on Tuesday, …

Young Adult Division Kicks Off Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Sarah Chimino
Marketing Intern

The Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, along with Jewish Family Service, is hosting a food drive this month to collect needed items for local families for Thanksgiving.

Items needed include instant mashed potatoes, stuffing…