Our Impact

Spreading the Joy of Chanukah

Jewish Family Service brought the light of Chanukah to Kirkland Village on Dec. 16.

Residents, both Jewish and non-Jewish, gathered to hear the story of Chanukah and light the candles together. Some even shared memories of their own Chanukah traditions. 

Gladys Yass remembered eating doug…

Marcia Schechter Goes On the Road to Visit Older Adults

Marcia Schechter is a woman who makes a difference. For the past 10 years, Marcia has visited 50 to 60 older Jewish adults per month throughout the Lehigh Valley. Jewish Family Service is committed to providing outreach to older adults who may not otherwise participate in the Jewish communit…

Providing Scholarships for Local Students

We are pleased to announce that August Koehler has received the Gaines Family Foundation Prize in Engineering and Daniel Zahn has received the Martin Philip Memorial Scholarship for the upcoming academic year.

The Gaines Family Foundation Prize in Engineering is a merit scholarship of up to…

Lecturer Offers Strategies for Self-Care

By Audrey Nolte

Did you know that listening to 30 minutes of calming music a day is able to provide as much relaxation as 10 milligrams of Valium? More than 50 people who attended Jewish Family Service’s 3rd Annual Phyllis Ringel Memorial Lecture on Sunday, May 15, discovered strategies t…

Celebrating Purim at Kirkland Village

On March 20, a group of residents at Kirkland Village gathered together to celebrate Purim and learn more about the traditions and origins and the holiday.

JFS Older Adult Services Coordinator Carol Wilson led the group in a reading of the megillah, complete with graggers to drown out the n…