Community News

JFS teen volunteer wins local award

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

Leyna Fleischaker started volunteering at Jewish Family Service at age 12 as part of her bat mitzvah project, but she didn’t stop giving back after the celebration was over. Now a junior at Parkland High School, the honors student still makes time each sum…

Jewish Family Service celebrates Community Food Pantry grand re-opening

By Stephanie Bolmer
HAKOL Editor

On Sunday, Sept. 22, Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley hosted a grand re-opening of their newly expanded and renovated Community Food Pantry. The project started in June with the tearing down of a wall to double the size of the pantry, and construct…

Mega community concert close to selling out

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development & Operations

The Jewish Federation’s CommUNITY Concert featuring Israeli band Hatikva 6 is coming up quickly on Nov. 21 and tickets are going fast.

“We can only fit so many people in the Musikfest Café, but we don’t wan…

JCC launches new monthly Jewish Film Night

By Dan Poresky
Jewish Film Nights at the J Chair

The Jewish Community Center began showing films of Jewish interest 25 years ago and has done so every year since. We thank the many sponsors, staff, volunteers and patrons who gave their time and money to support and attend hundreds of film s…

PJ grants offer families the opportunity to ‘do Jewish’

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development & Operations

Are you looking to host a Shabbat dinner? Make latkes for Chanukah with your kids? Invite two or more other Jewish families to join you, and PJ Library will sponsor it.

Through PJ’s new “Get Together” grants,…