News & Events

JCC Campers Team Up With JFS to Make a Difference

By Chelsea Karp
Volunteer Coordinator

Summer is coming and Camp JCC and Jewish Family Service have partnered together to increase awareness and participation in supporting the JFS Food Pantry and the older adult community of the Lehigh Valley.

Brenda Finberg, director of camp and chi…

On the Road to Excellence: Reflections from Outgoing President Wendy Born

The last two years have just zoomed by while I have traveled the road as Jewish Family Service president. I started my term during the summer of 2015 building on the accomplishments of Patty Glascom and the JFS presidents who came before her. I will be handing the steering wheel over to Pres…

Monocacy Farm Looks to Second Season of Partnership with JFS

After a successful first season of partnership with community organizations including Jewish Family Service and Congregation Brith Sholom, Monocacy Farm is looking to expand its programs to give more people in the Lehigh Valley access to fresh vegetables during the spring and summer growing …

Jett Ulaner Saracheck Shares Benefits of Art Therapy

Jett Ulaner Sarachek, an artist, art therapist and member of the American Art Therapy Association, presented to the Lehigh Valley Jewish community on the benefits of art therapy in her talk, “The Heart of Art Therapy,” on May 21. The Phyllis Ringel Memorial Lecture, offered by Jewish Fam…

Israel Trip Helps Refocus Board Member on Goals Back Home

By Mark Pinsley
JFS Board Member

I recently went on my first trip to Israel. Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley received a grant from OnBoard, a leadership development program for new board members in the greater Philadelphia area. The training helps newer Jewish leaders understa…