Community News

In Face of BDS Challenge, 'Teach About the Israel You Know and Love'

We all had favorite books as kids – Harry Potter, the Berenstein Bears. They stay with us because we relate to the characters.

Making Israel’s story relatable – putting a human face on it – is the best way to advocate to those who may be inclined to buy in to delegitimization campai…

Brith Sholom Welcomes New Rabbi

Congregation Brith Sholom is set to install Rabbi Michael Singer as religious leader of its Conservative synagogue located in Bethlehem. The entire Jewish community is invited to attend the installation, which will also feature a community barbecue at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the synago…

IJCU to Celebrate 25 Years of 'Building Wisdom on Understanding'

The Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding (IJCU) of Muhlenberg College will celebrate its 25th anniversary of service on Sunday, Sept. 14, with a free lecture and anniversary reception as well as a festive dinner. 

Founded in 1989 under the leadership of Dr. Darrell Jodock, professo…

Lehigh Valley Stands with Israel

The auditorium at the Jewish Community Center of Allentown was packed on July 22 as more than 400 people turned out for a gathering in support of Israel.

“Unlike festive Yom Haatzmaut gatherings and programs which have occurred this past year, this is a time of solidarity, not celebration…

Shalom Lehigh Valley Debuts in Lehigh Valley Style

The brand new Shalom Lehigh Valley makes its debut as the August edition of Lehigh Valley Style magazine hits newsstands.

The 24-page supplement at the back of the magazine showcases all that the Lehigh Valley Jewish community has to offer. The magazine reaches 80,000 people and marks the f…