Community News

Young adults get cooking with JFS

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Volunteers from the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation came together with Jewish Family Service on March 18 for a mitzvah project to benefit older adults.

They sliced cucumbers and tomatoes for a simple salad, layered noodles, s…

Lehigh Valley full of fun this Purim

Purim will start at sundown on March 20, and the Lehigh Valley Jewish community is ready for revelry. 

Kick off the Purim season with Candyland “Shushan” Edition! Enter the wonder of Candyland at the Jewish Day School at their co-sponsored PJ Library event, on Sunday, March 10 from 10:…

Partnership Park re-dedicated in memory of Mark L. Goldstein

By Nurit Galon

When Barry Halper and Terry Neff first came to visit Yoav, with strict instructions to check us out as a prospective community for Partnership with the Lehigh Valley, it was pretty much love at first sight.

It was clear to all of us that this had every cha…

Chair of Memorial Scrolls Trust visits Lehigh Valley

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

When members of the Lehigh Valley Jewish community learned that Jeffrey Ohrenstein, chair of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, was going to be in New York City, they knew they had to ask him to extend his visit to include Pennsylvania.

Many community members were…

Security training on Super Sunday weekend a success

By Aaron Gorodzinsky
JFLV Director of Outreach & Community Relations

Last summer, during an impromptu meeting at a high school graduation party, Dr. Eric Fels, chair of the Community Relations Council of the Jeiwsh Federation of the Lehigh Valley, asked me if I had heard of the Community S…