Our Impact

JFS partners with Tikvah House to provide Jewish life programming

A few decades ago, Tikvah House was formed by three Jewish families in the Lehigh Valley to create a home for their adult children with intellectual disabilities. Now, Tikvah House has formed a partnership with Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley to carry out Jewish life programming o…

Birthday in a Bag creates celebrations

For many clients of the JFS Community Food Pantry, finding the resources for a birthday party is the last thing on their list when they are already dealing with food insufficiency. The Birthday in a Bag program was created to provide food pantry clients with everything needed to make a birth…

Coats & Cocoa in the year of COVID

The leaves are changing, and Jewish Family Service is already receiving calls from clients who need coats for their children.  

At this time of year, a great way to show gratitude is to remember that for many clients of the JFS Community Food Pantry, needs are higher because of financial …

Special Mazel Meal helps older adults celebrate High Holidays

On Sept. 17, a very special High Holiday Mazel Meal was delivered to 45 older adults across the Lehigh Valley through Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley. The meal included everything necessary to celebrate Rosh Hashanah: challah, grape juice, flameless candles, apples and honey and t…

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

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Send-a-Card program!

We've sent out over 70 letters that are filled with good wishes, stories of how you're spending your days and even updates on new puppies! Your heartfelt words and beautiful cards have kept our community connected and r…