Community News

Individuals step up to support JDS through EITC program

By Jim Mueth
JFLV Director of Planned Giving & Endowments

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley was offered a rare opportunity to support education in our community. The opportunity allowed Pennsylvania taxpayers to turn their tax liability into educational scholarships for students in…

Federation to expand mitzvah project menu for Super Sunday

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development & Operations

There will be more ways to get involved than ever at this year’s Super Sunday Community Mitzvah Day on Jan. 26.
From cooking to visiting older adults, painting walls and making calls, there will be opportunities f…

JFS kicks off a year of disability inclusion awareness

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Each February, Jewish communities worldwide are unified in raising awareness for fostering inclusion through an initiative known as Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Over the past few years, Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley h…

Interfaith dinner to focus on ‘the water we share’

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community 
Development & Operations

The Lehigh Dialogue Center is partnering with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter, the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh Conference of Churches to present its 16th Annual Friendship Dinner on …

Federation launches new security app

By Aaron Gorodzinsky
JFLV Director of Campaign & Security Planning

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is sponsoring a new pilot program to provide an added layer of security for individuals in our community.

The Federation is partnering with Bond, a service that provides access to…