Community News

Yom Hazikaron Ceremony to Showcase ‘Meaningful Memories’

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Each year, the Lehigh Valley community gathers to commemorate the lives of fallen IDF soldiers and those who have lost their lives in terrorist attacks in Israel. 

But Yom Hazikaron – Israel’s Memorial Day – can sometimes be hard to…

Cantor Kevin Wartell to Receive Schiff Award for Prejudice Reduction

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Growing up in Detroit, Cantor Kevin Wartell vividly remembers the time his parents left a private pool because the family’s black maid was not allowed in.

 “My parents turned around and said if Fisher can’t go in, we’re not going …

Love and Kindness Inspire a Family to Give Back on Daughter’s 5th Birthday

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

When Robin Coleman Kudryk asked her daughter Carly if it’s “cool to be kind,” her resounding “yes!” is unsurprising for a child donating her fifth birthday to charity.

Carly and her family have started the “Carly’s BirthdayBackPACKS” fundraise…

Consul General: ‘A Lot of Optimism’ in Israel’s 70th Year

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Over the past 70 years, Israel has transformed: economically, culturally and diplomatically, Consul General Dani Dayan said on his first visit to the Lehigh Valley on Feb. 6.

“We enter the year in which we celebrate our 70th anniversary …

Community Exceeds Year 1 LIFE & LEGACY Goal!

By Jim Mueth
JFLV Director of Planned Giving & Endowments

Thanks to the dedication of our community partners, we are proud to announce that the Lehigh Valley has already exceeded its Year 1 goal of securing 180 commitments through the LIFE & LEGACY program. Year 1 ends April 30.