Individuals step up to support JDS through EITC program

By Jim Mueth
JFLV Director of Planned Giving & Endowments

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley was offered a rare opportunity to support education in our community. The opportunity allowed Pennsylvania taxpayers to turn their tax liability into educational scholarships for students in the Lehigh Valley and to assist them in attending the schools of their choice. In return for a two-year commitment to the program, donors receive a 90% credit on their PA taxes for each dollar they donated. Twenty-six individuals and families were able to seize this opportunity by donating over $169,000 to fund scholarships for students at the Jewish Day School.  

For our community to have raised this much in a first-year program is truly a noteworthy accomplishment. For more information about the EITC program, please contact Jim Mueth at the Jewish Federation at 610-821-5500 or at or visit


Thank you to our donors!

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Leonard Abrams
David and Nicole Cooper
Peter and Karen Cooper
David Dahan and Naomi Schachter
Dr. Eric and Amy Fels
Lewis and Roberta Gaines
Dr. Harold and Sandra Goldfarb
Robert and Bonnie Hammel
Michael and Fay Kun
Markson Family
Dr. Evan and Dr. Aviva Marlin
Mike and Linda Miller
Dr. Mark and Alice Notis
Rabbi Seth Phillips
Dr. Jarrod and Dr. Nicole Rosenthal
In Memory of Murray Schechter
Dr. Mark and Lynne Shampain
Dr. Frank and Tama Tamarkin
Robby and Laurie Wax
Vicki Wax
Barbara and Arthur Weinrach
Dr. Israel and Valeska Zighelboim