Community News

Temple Covenant of Peace Celebrates 175 Years

By Eleanor Bobrow
Temple Covenant of Peace

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of Temple Covenant of Peace in Easton.

In 1752, 11 Jewish families left the ghetto life in Germany and travelled to a place called Easton with the hope of making a place to live, work, worship …

LV Woman the Subject of Holocaust Documentary

Temple Beth El member Michele Willner Levy is the primary subject of a new documentary by Lehigh Valley filmmakers Julian Farris Films.
Fate linked Michele Willner Levy's parents together from the day they were born to Jewish families in Nuremberg, Germany. Frieda Kort and Charles Willner…

'Imagining Jews' Kicks Off Second Semester

By Jessica Cooperman
Muhlenberg College

The Jewish studies program of Muhlenberg College is pleased to announce new upcoming talks as part of the final semester in the series of public lectures and events on the theme of “Imagining Jews: From the Ancient World to the American Present.”

Israelis Send Thanks for Solidarity

In August, Congregation Sons of Israel’s Rabbi David Wilensky and seven congregants made a spontaneous trip to Israel to show their solidarity. Below are excerpts from two of Rabbi Wilensky’s daily letters to the congregation.
Many Israelis feel that the world is against them, and peo…

In Face of BDS Challenge, 'Teach About the Israel You Know and Love'

We all had favorite books as kids – Harry Potter, the Berenstein Bears. They stay with us because we relate to the characters.

Making Israel’s story relatable – putting a human face on it – is the best way to advocate to those who may be inclined to buy in to delegitimization campai…