Community News

Ben-Gurion University Honors Wayne Woodman

By Laura Rigge
HAKOL Editor
To Wayne Woodman, Ben­Gurion University cannot be separated from the land where it resides. "The university and the Negev are absolutely intertwined," he said.
For the past 11 years, Woodman himself has also become intertwined in the catalytic relationship …

Lehigh University Brings Holocaust Documentary to the Lehigh Valley

By Elsa Collins
Lehigh University
Would you risk your life to save a stranger and never talk about it? 

Lehigh University is proud to host a free screening on Oct. 22 of the documentary “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes,” which tells the story of Italians who saved the lives…

Federation: The 60 Day Challenge is back!


By Laura Rigge
HAKOL Editor

Take the 60 Day Challenge and double your impact!

The Federation is once again asking the community take make their pledge to the Federation’s Annual Campaign by Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, all new gifts and increases pledge…

Local Congressmen Weigh in on Iran Nuclear Deal

By Laura Rigge

​HAKOL Editor

On Aug. 25, a crowd of over 300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center to hear Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) speak about the Iran nuclear agreement. The event, which was organized the by Federation’s Community Relations Co…

Klezmer Evokes Human Spirit, Past and Present

By Jennifer Lader
Bethlehem Group of Hadassah Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Klezmer music’s popularity waxes and wanes, much like the strains of the violin and the clarinet that give this traditional Yiddish music its distinctive sound. Klezmer’s popularity is on the rise today, perhaps …