Our Impact

JFS and Muhlenberg Hillel to bring Friday night service to older adults

The Muhlenberg Hillel chapter has a long and robust history of volunteerism with JFS, which has continued despite the pandemic. Last semester, students got together virtually to make cards to fill High Holiday goody bags. Later in the year, they hope to have a socially-distanced event at Tik…

JFS brings Passover to clients

Question:  How does Jewish Family Service ensure a traditional Passover meal for older adults who find cooking to be a hardship?

Answer:  Mazel Meals is doing a special Kosher for Passover delivery. The meals will include a Seder plate with all the ritual items needed, a printed haggadah …

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 …