Community News

6 Teams to Compete in ‘March Madness’ to Raise Money for Campaign

Dedicated volunteers will go head-to-head this March to see who can raise the most money for the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s 2017 Campaign for Jewish Needs. The volunteers will compete in teams and the winning team will get to allocate $1,000 to a Federation-supported agency o…

Community Brings Force on Super Sunday

The Jewish community’s Jedi Knights brought the force on Jan. 29 for the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s annual Super Sunday Community Mitzvah Day.

More than 150 volunteers gathered at the Jewish Community Center and at the Atria in Bethlehem to raise money for the 2017 Campa…

Israeli Navy Seal to Recount Hunt for Holocaust Artifacts

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing
One week after a chance meeting with an Israeli journalist, Shlomi Avni found himself on a plane to Italy.

Two days later, the former Israeli Navy Seal became chief of operations for a project that would span more than a decad…

10 Jewish Organizations Accepted into LIFE & LEGACY

Ten Jewish organizations will together embark on an effort this spring to strengthen the future of the Lehigh Valley Jewish community through the LIFE & LEGACY™ program.
LIFE & LEGACY is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that assists communities across North America in …

JCC of the Lehigh Valley to Offer First Exercise Classes in Easton

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor
On Tues., Feb. 21, the entire Lehigh Valley Jewish community is welcome to attend the JCC of the Lehigh Valley’s first exercise class in Easton, held at Bnai Abraham Synagogue from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Coach Terrence Baker, director of fitness a…