Community News

Jewish Day School honors the Zighelboims

By Carl Zebrowski
Editor of Hakol

“You have shown us the importance of building community and putting Judaism first,” said Ari Zighelboim during the Jewish
Day School’s 69th Evening of Tribute on December 3. “My classmates and I are forever thankful.”

Those were the words of grat…

Grandson publishes book of past Federation president's WWII letters

By Sean Boyle

“Love and Kisses, Charlie: WWII Letters From a Jewish-American Serviceman” is a collection of Charles “Charlie” Fletcher’s letters to his parents and sister during his time in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Fletcher moved to Allentown after his military service …

Director joins Lions and Poms to screen film on musicians in Sderot, Israel

By Carl Zebrowski

“Rock in the Red Zone” is a choppy film. That’s not a criticism. The choppiness is exactly right for a film representing life in the Israeli city of Sderot.

A regular day for one of the musicians at the heart of this documentary might begin with a drive to wo…

Jewish Family Service celebrates 50 years of helping people in need

By Carl Zebrowski

The Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley celebrated its 50th anniversary with a live-streamed commemorative event on Sunday, November 6.

There were timelines with milestones from the organization’s history, commentary from current JFS leaders and volunteers…

PA Jewish Coalition prioritizes hate crimes database and security

By Aaron Gorodzinsky
Director of Campaign and Security Planning

Bruce Reich, the head of the Community Relations Council, and I traveled to Harrisburg to join the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition (PJC) fall board of directors meeting.

The PJC is an organization funded by all the Jewish Federa…