Our Impact

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…

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…