Community News

Student to Student: Preventing antisemitism from the start

By Aaron Gorodzinsky
Director of Campaign and Security Planning

What if we could prevent antisemitism before it even begins? That’s the goal of Student to Student, a program empowering high school students to share their experiences of Judaism with non-Jewish high school students.


Older Adult Task Force: How did it start? Where is it headed?

By Rabbi Allen Juda
Chair of the Older Adult Task Force

The New York Times printed the article “A Home for Aged Notes 100th Year” in its May 3, 1970, issue. “One hundred years ago this month,” the article stated, “with thanks to the many ‘benevolent and charitable ladies of Cong…

Meet the man in charge of community security

By Carl Zebrowski

You’ll probably meet Tim Brooks in person someday. He should strike you right away as focused and unflappable, someone you could depend on in a serious situation.

It might not surprise you, then, to find out he’s the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s n…

Thanksgiving season is here. Celebrate Sukkot!

By Cantor Ellen Sussman
Temple Shirat Shalom

We have just experienced the most intense period of the Jewish calendar, the High Holy Days. It is a time of introspective, communal evaluation and soul searching.

Immediately following Yom Kippur, the 10 Days of Repentance, comes a season of jo…

Federation hires army veteran to direct community security

Tim Brooks, military veteran and former Bethlehem police officer, will set up and launch a new program to protect those in synagogues, camps and other Jewish community sites.

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, along with the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg and the Secure Co…