Community News

Jewish community and supporters raise Israel’s colors at city hall

By Carl Zebrowski
Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk and State Rep. Mike Schlossberg were part of the strong turnout of the Jewish community and its supporters on May 19 for the raising of the Israeli flag at Allentown City Hall. The event celebrated Jewish Heritage Month, Israel’s 75…

Women health-care workers carve out niche in Maimonides

By Dr. Karen Dacey
Maimonides Society
“I’ve been hoping for something like this for 10 years,” said one participant in the roundtable discussion of women health-care professionals on Sunday, May 7, at the JCC.
This summit of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s Mai…

Jewish Heritage Night at the IronPigs returns for its 8th year

Jewish Heritage Night at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs is back again. Jewish Day School kids will sing “Hatikva” before the game and kosher food will be served when the Philadelphia Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate plays the Toledo Mud Hens on Tuesday, June 13.
Admission includes a Jewis…

Carnival goers celebrate Israel's 75th birthday

By Carl Zebrowski

A crowd was waiting outside the JCC gym late in the afternoon of Yom Ha’Atzmaut. The community’s Israel Independence Day celebration was about to begin. A call came from inside: Come on in!

Kids led the way, of course. It didn’t take long for a line to form a…

Dollar-a-Day speaker glosses 3,000-year scourge of hate

By Carl Zebrowski

Antisemitism is more than 3,000 years old, Stephanie Hausner told attendees of the Dollar-a-Day event for the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley Women’s Philanthropy division.

The COO of the Conference of Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations …