Community News

Where Are They Now? Catching Up With Yoav Madrichim To The Valley

By Annette Mashi and Cynthia Wroclawski
Special to HAKOL

As Israel celebrates 70 years of statehood, Yoav - Lehigh Valley Partnership2Gether reflects on 16 successful summers of Yoav teen delegations to the Lehigh Valley. Sixty-four Yoav teens, many of whom traveled to the U.S. for the fir…

JCC Students Prepare for a Rich Garden Harvest

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

When Holly Hebron returned from a Partnership2Gether teachers’ exchange trip to Israel, she was determined to bring what she learned to the students at the JCC back home – in particular, she was inspired by the outdoor learning spaces, gardens and other wa…

JDS Harvests and Donates Basil for JFS Pantry

By Amy Golding
JDS Head of School

On Monday, July 23, 12 students and I ran between the raindrops (and even had some sun) to harvest our first crop from our beautiful and bountiful JDS School Garden, which is also growing pumpkins, garlic and tomatoes! With help from Mr. Ron Sunshine we pin…

JCC Celebrates 100 Years

By Amy Sams
JCC Centennial Weekend Coordinator

I’m honored to write about the Jewish Community Center’s centennial year. One hundred years. I have been around for just a little bit over half those years. I sit here in my office on the second floor of the JCC, thinking of how our agency…

Lehigh Valley Smashes LIFE & LEGACY Community Goal in Year 1

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Supporters of the 10 local Jewish organizations working together to assure Jewish tomorrows came out in force on June 20 to celebrate a successful first year in the LIFE & LEGACY program.

With the backing of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation…