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By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

Iris Epstein’s parents “came from humble beginnings,” as she puts it, but went on to be successful not only in their business but also in the way that matters most--passing down their values to their daughter. 

“I always felt the need to pay it f…

JFS older adult programs are powered by volunteers

By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

The vision of Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley is that “No one in our community should suffer hunger, isolation, abandonment, emotional or physical distress, or lack of community support and caring.” Part of the way that JFS manifests that vi…

Continued hope and tradition at Rosh Hashanah

By Gavriel Siman-Tov
Community Shaliach

There is no better time in the year for a new beginning than Rosh Hashanah.

As said in the book Exodus 12:1-2:

“The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first…

5 ways Federation fights antisemitism

By Aaron Gorodzinsky
Director of Campaign and Security Planning

This has been a very difficult year for our Jewish community, witnessing once again a rise in the number of antisemitic attacks happening across our nation. I want to share five things we are doing in our community to fight aga…


By Stephanie Goodling
HAKOL Editor

Though she originally hails from Westbury, Long Island, Sheila Berg has made the Lehigh Valley her home for the past few decades. Active with the Jewish Federation, including Women’s Philanthropy, and as a former Jewish Day School parent, Berg also becam…