Community News

Susan Wild and Lisa Scheller make their cases at a Federation forum

By Aaron Gorodzinsky
Director of Campaign and Security Planning
The Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley hosted a candidates forum with Lisa Scheller and Susan Wild on October 13, giving them the opportunity to speak directly to our community…

Lehigh's new Jewish Student Center finally gets its grand opening

By Carl Zebrowski
Editor of Hakol
The Lehigh University Hillel has had a new home for over a year. The building is larger and more comfortable than the old one. Attendance at events is up. But due to the pandemic, there was never a proper grand opening. Until October 16 of this year. …

Film director to talk to Lions and Poms about music in Sderot, Israel

Music and war have a longtime relationship. Think of fife and drums corps accompanying Revolutionary War armies on the march, buglers signaling orders to Civil War troops.
The Lions of Judah and Pomegranates of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley will explore a different sort of …

Polling expert continues elections event he started with Gordon Goldberg

By Shira Yacker
Special to Hakol
Professor Christopher Borick will discuss the midterm elections at the Dr. Gordon Goldberg Memorial Lecture at Congregation Brith Shalom on November 3. 
As director of the Muhlenberg College Institution of Public Opinion, Borick will talk about Pe…

Thanksgiving is new to the valley's shlicha. Giving thanks is not

By Eynav Dahan
Community Shlicha
I don’t know a lot about Thanksgiving. Most is from TV shows and movies I grew up watching. But I do know about giving thanks. My Aunt Anat always told me that saying thank you is the most important thing you can do. To the security guard at the entra…