Healing from Newtown: Beth El Lego City Rises
Temple Beth El
What was your response when you heard about the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School one year ago? While many felt helpless upon hearing of the violent end of 26 innocent lives, the Goldman Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Lehigh Valley Jewish Federation, responded by performing 26 acts of kindness.
One of these acts was a generous donation to Temple Beth El, and from that a city arose... READ MORE
Big Changes Demand Big Fixes: Perspectives on the Pew Survey
By Jennifer Lader
When the Pew Research Center published its survey, “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” on Oct.1, the findings created a stir among religious and lay leaders of the Jewish community because the outlook for the future appeared so cloudy. As the weeks pass, however, leaders in both groups have taken to mining the survey for its silver lining... READ MORE
Jewish Day School: Stellar Moment Bespeaks Strong Future
By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing
and Jennifer Lader
For Valeska Zighelboim, growing up in Venezuela, being Jewish was a primary identity and every Jewish student went to a Jewish school.
So when she moved to the Lehigh Valley a little over a year ago, her decision to send her son to the Jewish Day School was an easy one. But it wasn’t only a quality Jewish education she would find... READ MORE
'Husbands Anonymous' Kicks Off
Interview by Jennifer Lader
... "All marriages, even the best, can use some improvement," Rabbi David Wilensky said. "We’re not there to lay blame, but through a team, to find ways to improve because marriage is one of the most holy parts of our lives" ... READ MORE
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