Community News

HAKOL Editor Accepts Award for Paper

HAKOL editor Michelle Cohen accepted the paper’s first place award for "niche publication" in its division in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation. The two goals of the award, according to the website, are to “reinforce excellence by i…

Lehigh Valley Ambucycle Helps Save a Baby’s Life

Editor’s Note: As a special part of celebrating the Maimonides Society’s 30th anniversary, the society chose to fund an ambucycle (ambucycle #709) as part of their campaign. Ambucycles are used extensively in Israel with its narrow roads and high traffic congestion and dramatically reduc…

Join Yiddish Club for Socializing and Learning

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Thanks to Yiddish Club, I was able to greet my grandmother with “Ich hab dir lieb” (I love you), speaking Yiddish to her for the first time in my life.

The club, which has existed for over 20 years, meets in the board room at the Jewish Community Cen…

Federation Supports Prejudice Reduction through Annual Golf Tournament

Golfers had a great time on and off the links on June 19 at the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s sixth annual Mortimer S. Schiff Memorial Golf Tournament in support of prejudice reduction and bringing people together.

The golfers were able to enjoy about three hours of play time…

Eva Levitt Elected as Next President of Jewish Federation

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

After decades of involvement with the Jewish community in the Lehigh Valley, Eva Levitt has been elected to take on the role of president of the Jewish Federation. 

“It’s going to give me an opportunity to carry forth my ideas of…