Shalom Lehigh Valley Magazine

Working for Facebook, living in Lehigh Valley

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Jason Toff’s resume reads like a short list of some of the biggest and most popular tech companies in the world.

He has work…

Lehigh Valley clergy wish you 'Shalom'

By Rabbi Steven Nathan

Jewish tradition teaches "each Jew is responsible for one another." We are an interdependent people. That is how we have survived and thrived over so many millennia in spite of the fact that so many have tried to destroy us.

The Lehigh Valley Jewish community certain…

Jewish families enjoy the pace of Valley living

Megan Hyman and her husband, Adam, were living in New York City with young children at the beginning of the pandemic, so they wanted to find somewhere with a little more open space. Luckily, her position with J. P. Morgan Chase allowed her to work from home, and they packed up and returned t…

A place where business booms—big or small


Ross Born considers it “beshert” that his grandfather moved his candy business to Bethlehem in 1932. Just Born Quality Confections has been here ever since, now run by Born and his cousin, David Shaffer.

Born attended the Jewish Day School, “lived” at the JCC as a kid, an…

A recipe inspired by local history

By Sandi Teplitz

There are so many things to see and do here in the Lehigh Valley Jewish community that contribute to our quality of life. Some of you may have heard about and visited the Sigal Museum in Easton. Located on Northampton Street, it has a rich and interesting history that needs…