Events for Adults and Families Planned for Purim
By Susan McNamara and Annabel Williams
Temple Beth El
JFLV Marketing Intern
By Susan McNamara
and Annabel Williams
Purim is a time for celebration and for the giving of food gifts to friends and family.
In keeping with the theme of Purim in March, many special events and activities will take place across the Valley... READ MORE
Former POW Recalls 'That Vacant Time'
By Jennifer Lader
Sidney Parmet of Allentown calls the late winter of his 20th year “that vacant time.” Not for himself, but for his mother. That’s because he was then, 70 years ago, officially “missing in action,” last known to be with his army company in Italy. In fact, as late winter melted into spring, Parmet’s captors transferred him to a prisoner of war camp in Germany... READ MORE
Workshop Equips Teens to Respond to Anti-Semitism
By Aaron Gorodzinsky
JFLV Director of Outreach & Community Relations
A free workshop is being offered for middle school and high school students and their parents to learn strategies to use when anti-Semitic situations arise, especially in a school setting. The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation, in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, is hosting the event, which will be held at the JCC on Sunday, March 30, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. ... READ MORE
One Act of Bravery Leads to Life-Saving Gift
By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Marketing
Arielle was a junior at George Washington University when she got her cheek swabbed.
Not long after, at age 56, Neil Dicker was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Then running a successful dental practice in Bethlehem, Dicker had never met Arielle, but that one cheek swab and the stem cell transplant that followed would save his life...
Kippot and Crackerjacks: IronPigs to Host Jewish Heritage Night in May
By Annabel Williams
JFLV Marketing Intern
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball team will be hosting their very first Jewish Heritage Night on Thursday, May 22, at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. Perhaps even more groundbreaking is the recent decision by the IronPigs to license the official IronPigs kippah in recognition of the Jewish community of the Lehigh Valley
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball team will be hosting their very first Jewish Heritage Night on Thursday, May 22, at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. Perhaps even more groundbreaking is the recent decision by the IronPigs to license the official IronPigs kippah in recognition of the Jewish community of the Lehigh Valley... READ MORE
Hamsa Brings Links and, Maybe, Luck
By Alice Level
Special to HAKOL
I received my first hamsa as a present from my sister when I moved into my first home.
“What’s a hamsa,” you ask? Well, let me explain ... READ MORE
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