Community News

All-star celebrity family to headline national Federation event

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development and Operations

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s Young Adult Division is kicking off the year in a big way! 

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, YAD members are invited to join together at 1 p.m. for a lunch hour meet and gre…

Michael Solomonov to provide exclusive virtual cooking session

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development and Operations

Want to spice up your holiday meal? The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is providing the community with an exclusive opportunity to cook alongside a James Beard award-winning chef.

The Federation is joinin…

Pick up a kit to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with PJ@Home

PJ Library has gone virtual. Over the summer, they had a very successful six-week series, PJ@Home. Families did crafts, built forts and went on a virtual vacation.

“The children really enjoyed the summer series,” said Abby Trachtman, Federation’s coordinator for PJ Library. “Every w…

Community synagogues unite to welcome S’lichot speaker

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

This has been a year like no other, and as 5780 comes to a close, the Lehigh Valley Jewish community is coming together for a special event, “S’lichot in the time of Corona.” On Saturday, Sept. 12, at 9 p.m., Rabbi Rachel Zohar Dulin, Ph.D., will add…

JCC honors extraordinary award winners at annual meeting

By Kaitlyn Stefanowicz
JCC Marketing Project Coordinator

During our Annual Meeting in June, we were pleased to announce Bobby and Bonnie Hammel and Stuart Krawitz as inaugural recipients of the JCC of the Lehigh Valley Extraordinary Service Award. This award marks a new level of recognition…