Community News

JCC Welcomes New Executive Director Jeff Rembrandt

By Sandy Newman
Assistant Executive Director

The Jewish Community Center of Allentown welcomed its new executive director Jeff Rembrandt on Aug. 3. Jeff comes to us from Springfield, Massachusetts, where he was the assistant executive director at a thriving J. 

Jeff’s extensive kno…

Muhlenberg College Hillel welcomes Israel Fellow to campus

By Laura Rigge
HAKOL Editor

This summer, Muhlenberg College Hillel welcomed Or Adi to serve as Israel Fellow for the 2015-16 school  year. While there are 75 Israel Fellows on college campuses across the country, this is the first time Muhlenberg College has had the opportunity to host a f…

KI’s Harvest 5K Runs for a Cause

By Michele Salomon
Congregation Keneseth Israel

Reading, writing and arithmetic are what schools are all about.  Thanks to KI member, Patricia (Choty) San Andres, school is also about running and a way to use her passion to spark support for the students at Central Elementary School in All…

Community Garden Grows Produce and Creates Friendships

By Laura Rigge 
HAKOL Editor 

On July 8, volunteers from across the Jewish Lehigh Valley gathered at Camp Olympic in Emmaus to work their community garden plot together. “I can’t believe how big everything has grown,” said volunteer Alicia Zahn. “Last month, everything had barely …

KI Flea Market Gives Back to the Community

By Vikki Dunn 
Congregation Keneseth Israel 

Back again – bigger and better than ever! The annual Keneseth Israel Flea Market was once again a rousing success. The Flea Market, KI Sisterhood’s largest fund¬raiser of the year, has been held for over 30 years. KI congregants bring in a…