Community News

KI's new rabbi is eager to settle into 'vibrant place to be a Jew'

By Carl Zebrowski
Editor of Hakol

The Lehigh Valley was not a surprising landing place for Rabbi Shoshanah Tornberg. Not only does she come to the region from less than an hour south in Plymouth Meeting, but also she’s very familiar with the sort of situation found here.

“I grew up in …

Trexler Middle Schoolers pack 'Holocaust suitcases' in tribute to victims

By Carl Zebrowski
Editor of Hakol

One suitcase had a small stuffed horse in it. Another had a toy red 1930s car. One a paintbrush and paint-smeared palette. All of the several pieces of luggage lined up in a row and opened up had handwritten letters and old photos in them.

Eighth-graders a…

IronPigs sellout! Community fills its section of stands on heritage night

By Carl Zebrowski
Editor of Hakol

It’s only one night a year that you can go to a professional baseball game in the Lehigh Valley and hear the Israeli national anthem sung before the first pitch and eat a kosher hot dog. That’s Jewish Heritage Night at the IronPigs, and on June 13, the …

Federation to present annual awards and celebrate the past year

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley will present its annual awards and vote on nominees for its board of directors at its Community Celebration and Annual Meeting on June 8.
The event to celebrate the award winners, leaders and volunteers begins at 6 p.m. with an Israeli-style pi…

Lions launch Lion Behind the Pin program at luncheon

By Dr. Carol Bub Fromer
Lion of Judah
It was 1970, in Miami, when Norma Kipnis-Wilson z”l envisioned a path for elevating women’s significant leadership in the field of collective philanthropy. She strongly believed in creating an avenue and opportunity for women “to make sign…