Our Impact

Mazel Meals program helps older adults feel connected to community on Purim

Volunteers from the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation came together with Jewish Family Service on March 18 for a mitzvah project to benefit older adults.

They sliced cucumbers and tomatoes for a simple salad, layered noodles, sauce and cheese for lasagna, blanched green beans fo…

What I've learned from JFS

by Cynthia Sanchez
JFS Social Work Intern

When I started my internship at Jewish Family Service this past August, I was a bit nervous. Being a non-Jewish Latina, I wondered how I would fit into a Jewish agency. My professors told me that this was the best placement for me and advised me to …

Mazel meal project feeds body and soul

The kitchen was abuzz as volunteers of all ages got to work on Jan. 29, washing, chopping and stirring fresh ingredients to prepare a classic Shabbat-style chicken dinner from scratch. 

The chicken, green beans, potatoes, carrots and apple crisps would be packaged along with donations from…

Transportation partnership opens doors for older adults

For over five years, Jewish Family Service has been partnering with Bethlehem non-profit ShareCare Faith in Action to provide rides to local older adults, a project called “The GO Program.” 

ShareCare’s mission is to provide free volunteer services to elderly or disabled persons in o…

JFS brings Chanukah to the Lehigh Valley

Chanukah meant eight very busy days for Jewish Family Service, with staff and volunteers winding their way across the Valley to 10 different facilities throughout the week to spread a little extra Chanukah light to those who might not otherwise see its glow. From teaching Israeli celebration…