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Local woman makes a positive impact as Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania

Karli Miller is the current reigning Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania. She’s also Jewish. 

“I am one of very few, if not the only, current Jewish contestants in the Ms. Wheelchair America circuit,” said Miller. “That’s a strong part of my identity, and I really want to share that and …

Jewish Federation Women's Philanthropy bakes for Mazel Meals

Women who are new to the area or looking to get more involved were welcomed into the Jewish community on Jan. 12 at a bake and brunch. The event was presented by Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation and chaired by Emily Ford and Alli Lipson.

The newcomers came together with some …

JFS kicks off a year of disability inclusion awareness

Each February, Jewish communities worldwide are unified in raising awareness for fostering inclusion through an initiative known as Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Over the past few years, Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley has created programming that reflec…

Spectacular Over 70 celebrates local older adults

On Sunday, Nov. 10, Jewish Family Service held an elegant champagne brunch in honor of 17 spectacular older adults. These role models and mensches were the “Spectacular Over 70,” men and women who have shown their dedication as volunteers to the local Jewish community over many years. Th…

Jewish Family Service celebrates Community Food Pantry grand re-opening

On Sunday, Sept. 22, Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley hosted a grand re-opening of our newly expanded and renovated Community Food Pantry. The project started in June with the tearing down of a wall to double the size of the pantry, and construction was completed in August.

The cr…