Community News

Mark Scoblionko Reflects on 3 Years as Federation President

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

If there’s one thing Mark H. Scoblionko has learned in his role as president of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, it’s that effecting change takes time.

“When people come together, particularly Jewish people, there are…

The Fels Family Takes AIPAC

By Amy Fels
Special to HAKOL

Ten years ago, I never would have predicted this. I never heard of AIPAC. Five years ago I never would have predicted this. I still had never heard of AIPAC. But, four years ago I heard about AIPAC from Beth Kushnick who was getting ready to go to Washington …

Seder Brings Women Together for Meaningful Discussion

By Chelsea Karp
Temple Beth El

I was delighted to be a part of the committee that put together the L’Dor V’Dor Women’s Seder hosted by the Sisterhood of Temple Beth El on March 30. This community event was designed to be an evening for women to come together to celebrate Passover i…

JDS and JFS Co-Sponsor Briefing about Safety in Challenging Times

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

The Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley hosted a briefing on how to feel and stay safe during challenging times on March 29, featuring speakers from Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley and local police and FBI officials.
After an opening prayer f…

March Madness Wraps Up with Big 'Winners'

After a month-long competition to raise money for the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s Annual Campaign, “The Winners” are the winners!

The team, captained by Eileen Ufberg and assisted by Sylvia Bub, Marilyn Claire, Eileen Fischmann, Susan Hochhauser, Beth Kozinn, Beth Kushn…