Join us as we honor exceptional individuals who have gone above and beyond for Jewish Family Service and the greater Lehigh Valley Jewish community. These volunteers give time, energy and heart to the work that they do, whether it’s delivering meals to the homebound or stocking food pantry shelves.

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We invite you to join us for brunch at 10 am at Temple Beth El, where community volunteers will be celebrated.  Their connections run deep – in addition to the hours spent at JFS, each volunteer that will be honored is also active in at least one other local Jewish institution. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and all proceeds will support the programs at JFS that our volunteers serve.

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Whether it’s about helping vulnerable individuals, promoting education or addressing other societal issues, volunteering is rewarding and allows me to participate in the positive changes I would like to happen in our community. Care, share and pass it on!
Alan Abraham
Volunteering to me means doing the right thing by assisting organizations that improve the welfare of others.

Photo of Sam BubSam Bub
I volunteer at JFS because I enjoy working with people and it is very rewarding. The staff and volunteers are warm and friendly and we have the same goals: to assist people however we can.

Marge Carroll
I especially admire JFS’s ongoing commitment to serve ALL people, of all types, sorts and abilities. JFS meets people right where they are at, and helps to ease their way. I’m proud to be part of the Accessibility and Inclusion Committee, that helps communities remove barriers and learn best practices for supporting their members.
Photo of Liz FearLiz Fear
I am honored to be part of a wonderful group of volunteers who help Jewish Family Service provide so much to the Jewish community of the Lehigh Valley.

Photo of Barry HalperBarry Halper
Volunteering is a personal journey of giving back. I find profound fulfillment in volunteering with JFS and in collaboration with the Chabad program C-teen, which brings the joy of community service to teens. JFS is the perfect avenue for Lehigh Valley teens to experience the essence of tikkun olam in a fun and meaningful way.

Photo of Devorah HaperinDevorah Halperin
Giving back and being active in the community through JFS is meaningful to me. I like doing nice things for others. I hope I can make even just a small impact on someone’s day and let them know they aren’t alone and they are special.

Photo of Gia JonesGia Jones
Volunteering gives meaning and purpose to my life and JFS provides opportunities for fulfilling Torah lessons: “open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor” and “respect older adults.”  I learned about volunteering from my parents and grandparents and hope to serve as a model for my children and grandchildren.
Photo of Rabbi JudaRabbi Allen Juda
I volunteer at JFS because I think they are providing a much-needed service with their community food pantry. Volunteering does the heart good knowing you are doing even a small part in helping others.

Photo of Mary LarongeMary Laronge
In my role on the Clinical Committee at JFS, I know that my professional skills are benefiting the community exponentially through the work of the mental health providers at JFS.

Photo of Aviva MarlinAviva Marlin
I find great fulfillment and satisfaction with my volunteer involvement. I have experienced firsthand the positive impact JFS achieves with the people it serves. Contributing my time and skills allows me to engage with the community and contribute to positive outcomes.
Photo of Vickie SemmelVickie Semmel
JFS gives me the opportunity to put a smile on people’s faces. Whether baking cookies, making blankets or delivering meals and flowers, I believe that by volunteering, I can make a difference in the lives of others in our community.
Photo of Miriam ZagerMiriam Zager


Your support helps individuals and families live healthier and more stable lives. JFS provides confidential social services across the life span addressing emotional challenges, food insufficiency, financial hardships and referrals to community resources.