Our Impact

JFS unveils new financial assistance program for pandemic relief

The vast majority of people we connect with are walking on a tightrope with their finances. All it takes is one extra need such as a medical issue, loss of income or other crisis to throw them off balance. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, we knew that our clients would probably …

Phone-A-Friend program touches lives during pandemic

During this pandemic, everyone has been a little less in touch with their loved ones. This can be especially hard on older adults finding themselves with fewer visitors. A group of volunteers from Congregation Keneseth Israel wanted to find a way to do some good during these tough times, and…

The Send-A-Card Project sends smiles to older adults

With stay-at-home orders continuing for weeks in Pennsylvania, many people are feeling isolated, restless or both. Those who were already isolated before the pandemic are even more so, and those who are at home but are healthy may be looking for ways to make a difference while maintaining so…

JFS finds ways to reach out this Passover

This year, Jewish Family Service was not able to do in-person visits for Passover as normally happen each year. But, the staff and volunteers still found ways to reach out to those in the community who need it most.

Thanks to Rabbi Michael Singer and Morah Debra and the religious school stu…

Lehigh Valley leaders lobby on Capitol Hill for disability rights

Tuesday, Feb. 4 was the 10th annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD) in Washington, D.C., but it was the first time that staff from Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and Jewish Family Service traveled together to participate in the event. Four staff members made the trip to Capitol…