Community News

JFS Celebrates 8ish Over 80ish honorees

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 11, the social hall of Temple Beth El was packed for a scrumptious brunch hosted by Jewish Family Service to honor their third cohort of 8ish Over 80ish volunteers. Organizations from across the Jewish community had nominated t…

Jewish Day School honors Veterans Day

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

On the morning of Friday, Nov. 9, the students of the Jewish Day School gathered outside for a very special flag raising ceremony. They were accompanied by honored veterans of both the American and Israeli armed forces. JDS Head of School Amy Golding led the…

Jewish philanthropic leader: ‘You have the power to make it happen’

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Don’t let life happen to you, Vicki Agron, a long-time leader in Jewish philanthropy, told the group of Lehigh Valley women sitting before her. Happen to your life.

Agron presented at a Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley Women’s Ph…

HAKOL welcomes new editor

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce that Stephanie Bolmer has been named the new editor of HAKOL.

While she is new to the Marketing Department, Bolmer is well-known in the community: she has worked as an administrative assistant at the Federation for the past f…

Lunch and Learn sheds light on an unsung Jewish-American hero

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Maybe you’ve never heard the name Haym Salomon, but you know his friends. Alexander Hamilton. John Adams. George Washington. The name of Salomon—known as the “financier of the American Revolution”—belongs among these revered heroes, but when author…