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Author to raise tough questions on antisemitism at Lions and Poms event

Award-winning author Liza Wiemer will give Lions and Pomegranates a lot to think about with the portrait of modern antisemitism that she’ll present at the first Lion of Judah and Pomegranate event of the Jewish Federation’s 2024 Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs.

The enlightening, intera…

New task force will help older adults age at home

By Rabbi Allen Juda
Chair of the Older Adults Task Force
Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once wrote, “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”

We are fortunate to have many caring members of the Lehigh Valley …

Lehigh Valley community's Bob Grey voted chair of World ORT

By Carl Zebrowski
Editor of Hakol

Robert Grey has been elected as the new chair of World ORT, making him the chief lay leader of this global education network guided by Jewish values.

Grey, an honorary board member of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, has been with World ORT sinc…

20-year reunion! Lehigh Valley and Yoav partnership leaders meet in Israel

By Aaron Gorodzinsky
Director of Campaign and Security Planning

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s Partnership2Gether committee traveled to Yoav, Israel, in June for our annual meeting and to celebrate 20 years of partnership. Our trip was a great opportunity to visit some of th…

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 …