Community News

Sneak peak at a musical musing on the WWII Shanghai Jews

By Carl Zebrowski
Editor of Hakol
The composer Wu Fei will discuss the WWII-era Jewish community of Shanghai that inspired her 2019 composition “Hello Gold Mountain” at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center on February 8. This private audience with the community will conclude …

Maimonides phone-a-thon tallies $82K for Jewish needs

A phone-a-thon by the Jewish Federation’s Maimonides Society of health professionals brought in $82,000 on Sunday, January 29, as part of the Federation’s Mitzvah Day. 
Dr. William Markson and Vicky Wax, cochairs of the Federation’s Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs, led the phone…

Women's Philanthropy volunteers cook meals for older adults

Under the organization of Miriam Zager, Fay Kuhn and Ilene Ringold, twenty-six women gathered at the JCC kitchen Sunday morning, January 29, for the Women’s Philanthropy Cooking for the Community portion of the Jewish Federation’s Mitzvah Day.
Divided into various cooking stations, …

Valley cities light menorahs and shine a light on antisemitism

By Carl Zebrowski
Editor of Hakol

Rabbi Yaacov Halperin made his annual Chanukah tour of the three cities of the Lehigh Valley on December 19 to 21 to light giant menorahs while highlighting the cities’ recent official proclamations against antisemitism.

He began in Bethlehem on the chil…

Bub Fromer joins the Lions in Phoenix, Ufberg receives award

Dr. Carol Bub Fromer represented the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley at the Jewish Federations of North America’s International Lion of Judah Conference in Phoenix December 11-13.

The gathering of 1,200 women philanthropists from 80 communities in the United States, Canada, Mexico,…