Community News

‘Loom Ladies’ at Sons of Israel Oversee 872nd Tallis

By Jeannie Miller
Special to HAKOL
Saturday, Dec. 30, was a celebratory Shabbat for Congregation Sons of Israel (SOI) in Allentown, because after the services, the synagogue held a kiddush in honor of the “Loom Ladies,” Helen Besen and Elaine Atlas. These two women have consistently h…

Israeli Consul General to Visit Lehigh Valley Community

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

Consul General of Israel Dani Dayan will spend a packed day in the Lehigh Valley on Feb. 6 to educate different segments of the Jewish community about Israeli-American relations. Dayan has a long-time reputation as an Israeli public figure, lecturer and entrep…

Four Teams to Engage in Friendly Competition on Super Sunday

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Heroes will unite on Jan. 28 to raise money for the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs.

Four teams will go head to head to see who can secure the most pledges, increases and conversions. The winning…

AIPAC Event Demonstrates Bipartisan Accomplishments of U.S.-Israel Movement

AIPAC Lehigh Valley Leadership

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) held a special event at Temple Beth El in Allentown on Dec. 5, 2017. The gathering was organized as a means to promote pro-Israel activism in the Lehigh Valley and to encourage attendance at the upcoming AIP…

Lehigh U. Welcomes New Chaplains to Campus

By Shelley Drozd
Lehigh University

Lehigh University’s Dialogue Center is a bit more crowded these days, thanks to the recent hiring of two new chaplains. 

The arrival of Walead Mosaad, Ph.D. as the new director of Muslim student life marks a historic beginning for religious life on cam…