News & Events

Israel Trip Helps Refocus Board Member on Goals Back Home

By Mark Pinsley
JFS Board of Directors


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 lead…

Jewish Disability Advocacy Day: Don’t Fear → Mobilize!

By Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook
Clinical Coordinator & Resource Specialist

On Feb. 2, 2017, the Rayburn House office building on Capitol Hill overflowed with close to 200 lay and professional leaders from the Jewish community who gathered to lobby on behalf of specific issues that directly af…

Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook to Represent JFS at Jewish Disability Advocacy Day

Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook, clinical coordinator and resource specialist at Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley, will participate in the seventh annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill on Feb. 2.

The event is hosted by the Jewish Federations of North America and supporte…

JFS Executive Director to Offer Shabbat Talks at Synagogues

In March and April, Debbie Zoller, executive director of Jewish Family Service, will address the importance of synagogue connections with JFS at synagogues around the Lehigh Valley.​

The main message of her talk, which is titled “Under the Radar and Over the Rainbow: How Our Communi…

JFS President and Executive Director Look to Future of Agency

By Wendy Born
Jewish Family Service President
and Debbie Zoller
Jewish Family Service Executive Director
Imagine you’re going on an adventure – you want it to be meaningful, uplifting, and exciting! You have no idea where you’re going and there is no road map to take you th…