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JFS Brings Purim Joy to Older Adults

Volunteers and clients alike donned festive attire for programs held at two residential facilities this year on Purim. From lively skits to reminiscing about traditions, fun was had by all.

The program first told the story of Purim in a skit developed by Volunteer Coordinator Chelsea Karp…

After Disaster Strikes, JFS Helps Family Transition

Recent disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Maria remind us how any family can suddenly suffer a devastating event. When one such family decided to relocate to the Lehigh Valley to be near relatives, they needed to buy clothing, furnish a new apartment and find new jobs. Each of these tran…

Volunteers Cook and Deliver Kosher Meals for Older Adults

Volunteers from across the community came together on Jan. 28 for the debut of Jewish Family Service’s kosher meal delivery program.

The project took place during the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s Super Sunday Community Mitzvah Day.

In the days leading up to Super Sunday…

Bringing Chanukah Joy to Older Adults

Volunteers and local clergy came together this Chanukah to bring joy to older Jewish adults across the Lehigh Valley.

At Traditions of Hanover in Bethlehem, Rabbi Michael Singer from Congregation Brith Sholom joined the residents on the first night of Chanukah to sing songs, light the me…

A Lifeline for Sam

JFS Executive Director Debbie Zoller will never forget the moment when Sam* walked through the door with nothing but a small suitcase.

“Don’t take me to a shelter,” he begged Debbie. “I don’t think I could survive.”

Sam, a man in his early 70s with a slight build and genera…