Community News

Statement on the Escalation of Hamas Rocket Attacks on Israel

Federation President Mark H. Scoblionko and Executive Director Mark L. Goldstein today issued the following statement:

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is extremely concerned about Hamas’ escalating rocket attacks against Israeli citizens. We support Israel’s right to defend…

Lehigh Valley Jewish Community Mourns Loss of Murdered Israeli Teens

On behalf of our Lehigh Valley Jewish community, we join with our brothers and sisters across the Jewish world in mourning the tragic and senseless loss of Naftali Fraenkel (16) z"l, Gilad Shaar (16) z"l, and Eyal Yifrach (19) z"l.

We express our deepest condolences to their families and lo…

Mark Scoblionko Elected President of the Jewish Federation

By Monica Friess

Mark Scoblionko, a native Allentonian, had been back in the area for about 15 years in the 1980s when he was asked to join the board of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley. He has been a steady member since then, both on the general board and on the executive committ…

Outstanding Leaders Honored at Annual Meeting

By Stephanie Smartschan

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley honored leaders who embody community at a celebration on June 12.

Dr. Frank Tamarkin was this year’s recipient of the George Feldman Achievement Award, which recognizes the finest in our community’s emerging volunteer …

JCC ECE Director Sheryl Block to Retire

By Sara Ritter

At the end of June, Sheryl Block, director of early childhood education at the Jewish Community Center, will retire after more than 30 years on the staff. As she moves toward the end of her tenure as director, Block has taken the opportunity to reflect on her time at the JCC …