New 60 Day Challenge will re-engage the community

The 60 Day Challenge is back, this time with a new twist! Starting this month, the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley will be sponsoring 60 days of events designed to re-engage, re-connect and re-imagine the Lehigh Valley Jewish community in 2022. It will launch on Jan. 9 by celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Lion of Judah and close on March 13 with Super FunDay, a new and reimagined version of Super Sunday.

“It will provide many opportunities for our community to participate both virtually and in-person. There will be something for everybody,” said Aaron Gorodzinsky, director of campaign and security planning for the Federation. “It’s been two difficult years for our community, where we have had to respond to a lot of different emergencies, and we haven’t had the opportunity for all of us to come together and to do things. So, this will allow us all to concentrate for 60 days to re-envision what our community can achieve.”

Both men and women can re-engage with their peers through events such as the Women’s Philanthropy Dignity Grows packing party on Jan. 26 and 10xChai’s Planting the Seeds of Connection event on Feb. 8 or the return of Men’s Night Out on Feb. 10 at Split Pine Axe Throwing in Allentown. 

All ages can re-connect throughout the coming months, from the “Women Making History” Lion of Judah 50th Anniversary International Celebration on Jan. 9 to the PJ Library Goes to the Doctor event tying in with the Maimonides 35th Anniversary celebration with United Hatzalah’s Eli Beer on Jan. 30. Lehigh Valley native son Ari Mittleman’s “Path of the Righteous: Stories of Heroism, Humanity and Hope” book event on Feb. 24 promises to uplift all who attend.

And the community is invited to re-imagine the impact we can have this winter, first at the Women’s Philanthropy clothing drive to benefit The Perfect Fit for working women on Jan. 9. Then on Feb. 15, Paula Shoyer, the Kosher Baker, will tell us “How to Eat So You Always Have Room for Dessert.” And the culmination of the 60 Day challenge will come on March 13, with a Super FunDay filled with mitzvah projects for all to participate in.

Contact the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley at 610-821-5500 or and follow us on social media to learn more about these events.