Our Impact

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…

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…