Community News

New JWRP Participants Prepare for Exciting Israeli Self-Discovery Journey

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

For Naomi Schachter, the decision to join the new Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project group was easy. “I loved the idea of women supporting women, and coming together as a group” to learn more about Israel, Judaism and how to find the best version of your…

Holocaust Commemoration to Explore Impact on Israeli Society

By Shari Spark
Holocaust Resource Center Coordinator

The Holocaust and its impact are woven into the fabric of Israeli identity. Even before the state was established, nearly 90 percent of the Jews living in Palestine had lost a near relative to murder by the Nazis. After World War II, tho…

Yemeni Refugee to Share Inspirational Story at Bethlehem Shabbat Service

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

For Manny Dahari, his escape from Yemen was only the beginning.

Born the fourth of eight children in Raida, the capital of Yemen, Dahari grew up in a devout Jewish community where most men wore a kippah and kept their side locks long. Such visible signs of th…

Local Family Enjoys Great First AIPAC Conference

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

After enjoying an impactful weekend at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, Fay Kun was eager to relay her experiences to the Lehigh Valley Jewish community.

Kun and her husband, Michael, attended the conference for their first time this year. The conference f…

Celebrate Israel’s Birthday with Dinner and a Movie

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

The Jewish community will kick off Israel’s birthday celebration with an Israeli tasting menu paired with a screening of the documentary “In Search of Israeli Cuisine.” The event will take place on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at th…