Our Impact

JFS and Beth El Team Up to Educate and Inspire

Jewish Family Service has been working for months to bring exciting new programs to Country Meadows residents. When some Jewish and non-Jewish residents expressed a desire to learn more about Jewish culture, we teamed up with Temple Beth El in Allentown to give eight residents a synagogue to…

JFS Brings Poetry and Mirth to Older Adults

On June 26, the Kirkland Village auditorium was filled with laughter as poet Ruth Radin introduced her self-published book of poems to the residents.

Jewish Family Service sponsored the event, which began with Rabbi Seth Phillips of Congregation Keneseth Israel introducing Radin, her husban…

JFS Helps Create Passover Memories

By Chelsea Karp
Volunteer Coordinator

Passover is the most celebrated of all Jewish holidays with more than 70 percent of Jewish Americans taking part in a seder. This is when the whole community can come together to remember who we are and why we are here. In an effort to ensure that every…

JFS Brings Purim Joy to Older Adults

Volunteers and clients alike donned festive attire for programs held at two residential facilities this year on Purim. From lively skits to reminiscing about traditions, fun was had by all.

The program first told the story of Purim in a skit developed by Volunteer Coordinator Chelsea Karp a…

After Disaster Strikes, JFS Helps Family Transition

Recent disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Maria remind us how any family can suddenly suffer a devastating event. When one such family decided to relocate to the Lehigh Valley to be near relatives, they needed to buy clothing, furnish a new apartment and find new jobs. Each of these tran…