Community News

JDS Holds Gift of Life Registry Drive

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor
On Jan. 17, the Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley hosted a Gift of Life drive to add volunteers to the bone marrow and stem cell registry in honor of Jolie Feig, the 9-year-old daughter of a former JDS student who needs a stem cell donation.

Federation to Bring Force of the Community Together for Mitzvah Day

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a community came together to provide for those in need.

Now, those forces are being called to the front line again as the Jewish Federation hosts its annual Super Sunday phone-a-thon and…

Christian, Muslim and Jewish Allies Release Statement of Tolerance

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor
On Dec. 12, the Lehigh Conference of Churches joined with Jewish and Muslim organizations from around the Lehigh Valley to assert their dedication to religious tolerance and release a statement condemning bigotry and division that have become more com…

Jewish Agency Provides Support to Hundreds of Families After Fires

The Jewish Agency for Israel is providing financial assistance to hundreds of families across Israel whose homes were damaged by the devastating wildfires in November.

Grants of $1,000 will be provided to each family in order to help them address urgent needs presented by the loss of th…

Controversial Knesset Bill Denounced by Jewish Agency, Jewish Federations

A bill to prevent non-Orthodox public prayer at the Western Wall was submitted to the Knesset and was immediately denounced by the Jewish Agency for Israel and Jewish Federations of North America.

Under the measure submitted, the Western Wall site would be placed under the jurisdiction …