Community News

Volunteers to Cook and Deliver Kosher Food to Older Adults on Super Sunday

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley will partner with Jewish Family Service for a fourth year on Super Sunday to debut a new program for the Valley: a kosher food delivery service based on Meals on Wheels.

“It’s a really nice partnership between Fe…

Keneseth Israel Welcomes Iraqi Family through Refugee Resettlement Project

By Elsbeth Haymon
Congregation Keneseth Israel

Since June 7 when they arrived from a refugee camp in Turkey, the Battah family, originally from Iraq, has seen lots of change and progress. Sabeeha and her five boys arrived at Lehigh Valley International Airport to a group of over 40 very exc…

Harlan Cohen Advises, Entertains at Federation Main Event

People, places and patience: those are the three things one needs, Harlan Cohen says, when transitioning to a new situation or stage of life.

Cohen, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Naked Roommate” and one of the few male syndicated advice columnists, brought his TEDx talk …

Teams to Compete to Make the Best Latke

Five teams will face off in front of a sold-out crowd on Dec. 14 to see whose latke reigns supreme. 

The teams will also make their own vodka cocktails and will present their offerings to three judges and 100 audience taste-testers. Their creations will be judged on taste, presentation, or…

Local Couple Explains Complex Situation for Jews in Venezuela

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Israel and Valeska Zighelboim grew up in a thriving Jewish community in Caracas, Venezuela. They spent their days at the Hebraica community center, with its full suite of amenities. They attended Jewish day school, with close to 2,000 stude…