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Yoav's Mayor Matti heads to Israel's Knesset

By Nurit Galon  
Special to Hakol

Many of you in Lehigh Valley will remember well Matti Sarfatti Hacarvi, or Matti, as she is fondly called by all the citizens of Yoav — even the children! Matti was for eight years the chairperson of the Yoav steering committee of the Lehigh Valley-Yoav …

Travel with a purpose

By Jeri Zimmerman
Executive Director
Since travel restrictions have eased a bit, I’ve been lucky to participate in two different missions to Israel in the past few months. 
The most recent was an Atidim mission. Atidim, which means futures, is a nongovernmental organization tha…

A week of partnership

By Aaron Gorodzinsky
Director of Campaign and Security Planning
Two years ago, before we even knew what COVID-19 was, Jeri Zimmerman, Miriam Zager, and I joined members of the Partnership2Gether committee in Yoav to start working on ideas that could help bring our communities closer t…

Sisters forever: Yoav visit to the valley strengthens Momentum bonds

By Annette Mashi
Special to HAKOL
It seemed like only yesterday that 12 women from Lehigh Valley hopped on a plane to visit Israel as part of the Momentum program. The first stop on that trip in July 2019 was to Yoav, the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s partner community. Fr…

Young leaders find signs of hope at the Israel Policy Forum conference

By Aaron Gorodzinsky
Director of Campaign and Security Planning
Two years ago I was selected as a Charles Bronfman Israel Policy Forum fellow. The program brings together young Jewish leaders of all backgrounds who are engaged in Israel advocacy to provide access to policy experts, ma…