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Kippot and Crackerjacks: IronPigs to Host Jewish Heritage Night

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball team will be hosting their very first Jewish Heritage Night on Thursday, May 22, at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. Perhaps even more groundbreaking is the recent decision by the IronPigs to license the official IronPigs kippah in recognition of the Jewish co…

Workshop Equips Teens to Respond to Anti-Semitism

A free workshop is being offered for middle school and high school students and their parents to learn strategies to use when anti-Semitic situations arise, especially in a school setting. The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation, in partnership with the Anti-Defamation Leagu…

Events for Adults and Families Planned for Purim

Purim is a holiday of sweetness and joy, a time when we reflect on the power of an individual and the victory of the Jewish nation in the face of destruction.

Purim is a time for celebration and for the giving of food gifts to friends and family. Mordecai, one of the Purim heroes, institute…

Former Middle East Correspondent to Speak at Federation Shabbat

Linda Scherzer, former Middle East correspondent for CNN and Israel Television, will be the featured speaker at Congregation Brith Sholom’s Federation-sponsored Shabbat service on Saturday, March 22.

Scherzer was the correspondent for CNN in Jerusalem from 1988 through 1993, covering the …

JTS Professor with Local Connection Wins Israel Prize

Jewish Theological Seminary

Editor’s Note: Professor Friedman is the father of Adina Re’em and father-in-law of Rabbi Moshe Re’em of Allentown’s Temple Beth El. Mazel tov to the entire family!

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is proud to announce that Shamma Friedman, Benjamin…