Community News

Latkey Balboa knocks out competition

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Five teams battled it out at the second annual Latke-Vodka Hanukkah Cook-Off at the JCC on Dec. 13, 2018.

Showcasing flavors from around the world -- Thailand to Israel, the Southwest to the Midwest -- the teams each created their best ver…

Maimonides brunch to explore the possibilities of medical cannabis

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

If when you think of cannabis you think of “Reefer Madness,” Dr. Bruce Nicholson has a message for you—it’s not about that. Join him at the Maimonides brunch on Jan. 6 for his talk: “Medical Cannabis: Weeding Out Fact from Fiction” to learn the t…

Roosevelt Elementary showcases Israeli Chanukah traditions

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Room 116 of Roosevelt Elementary School was transformed from a kindergarten classroom into a Chanukah wonderland on the evening of Dec. 5. Dozens of menorahs and dreidels decorated the space as part of the Allentown school’s annual holiday showcase, “Win…

Jeri Zimmerman named interim executive director of Jewish Federation

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

The Executive Committee of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley has appointed Jeri Zimmerman as interim executive director.

Zimmerman has served as assistant executive director of the Jewish Federation for the past two-and-a-half yea…

Local moms’ Tree of Life necklace sale goes viral

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Only one week after the massacre in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life Synagogue, a group of local moms sprang into action. The 18 women bonded through a 2017 trip to Israel in partnership with the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and the Jewish Women’s …