Community News

'Traces' of Past Bring Connections, Renewed Wonder

By Judy Aronson

A musty office in an old house in Germany. A pile of letters. A young factory apprentice. Such were the elements of a mystery that grew to involve not only my own family but someone else right here in the Lehigh Valley. As a result, this past September my granddaughter, Rach…

Up to the Challenge: Community Pledges Total $1.27 million after 60 Days

With pressing needs in Israel and Ukraine, anti-Semitism on the rise and a plan to care for our own seniors in development, at Rosh Hashanah we issued a challenge.

We urged the community not to wait until the end of the year to pledge to the 2015 Campaign for Jewish Needs, but instead to ma…

KI to Host Brunch, Talk of the Downtown

By Michele Salomon
Congregation Keneseth Israel

“...So we’re living here in Allentown …,” as Billy Joel famously sang and went on to portray as a city past its prime. But thanks to a major redevelopment, Allentown was recently named one of Fortune Magazine’s “5 Cities With Up-a…

JFS Introduces State-of-the-Art Assessment Tool for Seniors

By Myra Saturen

Jewish Family Service will soon be offering even better ways to serve its clients through The GO Program, a service that, in collaboration with ShareCare Faith in Action, provides much-needed rides to people without transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping …

Lehigh Valley Native Congressman Returns Home

By Jennifer Lader
Editor, HAKOL

Despite the large crowd gathered to hear U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch’s speech at the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s donor appreciation night on Nov. 16, his comments were of a personal nature. Deutch hails from Bethlehem and this was his first time spe…