Community News

Community Brings Force on Super Sunday

The Jewish community’s Jedi Knights brought the force on Jan. 29 for the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s annual Super Sunday Community Mitzvah Day.

More than 150 volunteers gathered at the Jewish Community Center and at the Atria in Bethlehem to raise money for the 2017 Campa…

Israeli Navy Seal to Recount Hunt for Holocaust Artifacts

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing
 
One week after a chance meeting with an Israeli journalist, Shlomi Avni found himself on a plane to Italy.

Two days later, the former Israeli Navy Seal became chief of operations for a project that would span more than a decad…

10 Jewish Organizations Accepted into LIFE & LEGACY

Ten Jewish organizations will together embark on an effort this spring to strengthen the future of the Lehigh Valley Jewish community through the LIFE & LEGACY™ program.
 
LIFE & LEGACY is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that assists communities across North America in …

JCC of the Lehigh Valley to Offer First Exercise Classes in Easton

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor
 
On Tues., Feb. 21, the entire Lehigh Valley Jewish community is welcome to attend the JCC of the Lehigh Valley’s first exercise class in Easton, held at Bnai Abraham Synagogue from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Coach Terrence Baker, director of fitness a…

ADL to Facilitate Two Events Enabling Community to Challenge Anti-Semitism

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor
 
The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s Community Relations Council is partnering with the Anti-Defamation League on Feb. 12 to present two discussions on anti-Semitism and how Jews can respond to individual incidents and understand national tr…