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Yoav Teen Delegation Prepares for Summer at Camp JCC

Editor’s Note: Each year, four teens from Yoav, the Lehigh Valley’s Partnership2Gether community in Israel, are selected to spend the summer working at Camp JCC in Center Valley. They bring their culture to the campers, particularly during “Israel Week.” Meet this year’s delegation…

Allentown Woman Plans to Donate her House to Jewish Community

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Juana del Solar is not Jewish, yet she attributes all the good things that have happened in her life to the Jewish people.

Now, at almost 91, she hopes to give something back – by donating her Allentown duplex to benefit the Jewish commu…

New JWRP Participants Prepare for Exciting Israeli Self-Discovery Journey

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

For Naomi Schachter, the decision to join the new Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project group was easy. “I loved the idea of women supporting women, and coming together as a group” to learn more about Israel, Judaism and how to find the best version of your…

Holocaust Commemoration to Explore Impact on Israeli Society

By Shari Spark
Holocaust Resource Center Coordinator

The Holocaust and its impact are woven into the fabric of Israeli identity. Even before the state was established, nearly 90 percent of the Jews living in Palestine had lost a near relative to murder by the Nazis. After World War II, tho…

Yemeni Refugee to Share Inspirational Story at Bethlehem Shabbat Service

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

For Manny Dahari, his escape from Yemen was only the beginning.

Born the fourth of eight children in Raida, the capital of Yemen, Dahari grew up in a devout Jewish community where most men wore a kippah and kept their side locks long. Such visible signs of th…