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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…

Making mezuzot with Cedarbrook residents

On Jan. 31, our JFS volunteers became superheroes.

As part of the Super Sunday Community Mitzvah Day, a group of 20 volunteers, including Lafayette Hillel students, visited the residents of Cedarbrook Nursing Home in Allentown. 

The residents and volunteers made mezuzot together, which th…

Volunteers and Staff Bring Chanukah Gifts and Celebrations to Seniors

With gifts bags and visits, songs and celebrations, we brought the spirit of Chanukah this year to Jewish seniors across the Lehigh Valley.

At Cedarbrook, residents were treated to Chanukah stories and songs, and at Country Meadows residents had the opportunity to celebrate with traditional…

Outreach Program Brings Spirit of Shabbat to Country Meadows

Some of the residents at Country Meadows hadn’t been able to partake in Shabbat services for years, and many missed the opportunity to engage in the Jewish community on a spiritual level.

JFS brought the spirit of Shabbat to Country Meadows in June as part of a pilot program that aims to …