Community News

Secret family recipe woos voters at Annual Latke-Vodka Hanukkah Cook-Off

By Bayley Carl
JFLV Marketing & Engagement Associate

The 3rd Annual Latke-Vodka Hanukkah Cook-Off on Dec. 19, 2019, left attendees full, happy and maybe a bit tipsy. In the height of the winter holiday season, the Cook-Off, presented by the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation,…

JCC welcomes new youth and camp director

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

When Kristen Johnson moved to the Lehigh Valley two summers ago, she and her daughter jumped headfirst into getting involved in the Lehigh Valley Jewish community. Now in first grade at the Jewish Day School, Johnson’s daughter is still a “very, very act…

Individuals step up to support JDS through EITC program

By Jim Mueth
JFLV Director of Planned Giving & Endowments

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley was offered a rare opportunity to support education in our community. The opportunity allowed Pennsylvania taxpayers to turn their tax liability into educational scholarships for students in…

Federation to expand mitzvah project menu for Super Sunday

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development & Operations

There will be more ways to get involved than ever at this year’s Super Sunday Community Mitzvah Day on Jan. 26.
From cooking to visiting older adults, painting walls and making calls, there will be opportunities f…

JFS kicks off a year of disability inclusion awareness

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Each February, Jewish communities worldwide are unified in raising awareness for fostering inclusion through an initiative known as Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Over the past few years, Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley h…