Community News

JCC Celebrates 100 Years

By Amy Sams
JCC Centennial Weekend Coordinator

I’m honored to write about the Jewish Community Center’s centennial year. One hundred years. I have been around for just a little bit over half those years. I sit here in my office on the second floor of the JCC, thinking of how our agency…

Lehigh Valley Smashes LIFE & LEGACY Community Goal in Year 1

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Supporters of the 10 local Jewish organizations working together to assure Jewish tomorrows came out in force on June 20 to celebrate a successful first year in the LIFE & LEGACY program.

With the backing of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation…

Culture, Comedy and Doughnuts to Highlight Israel Trip

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing

Been there, never done that? Here’s an opportunity for a week of behind-the-scenes experiences that highlight Israel’s innovative culture at its 70th anniversary.

The trip, departing Dec. 2, will include wine and food tours, exclusive …

Four New Israel-themed Programs Coming to the Lehigh Valley This Year

In celebration of Israel's 70th birthday, and with the help of generous donors, the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is supporting four new innovative Israel-related programs that will debut in the community this year. 

The Jewish Day School will collaborate with The Jewish Lens, an …

Local teen Honored for Helping Others with Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize young changemakers who are committed to undertaking the most urgent and pressing challenges faced by communities around the globe. Now in its 12th year, the awards have given more than $4 million to 114 Jewish teens…