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JFS and Federation hold webinar for families dealing with COVID-19 stress

In the second of a series of webinars about COVID-19 and how to deal with it, Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley and Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley hosted a Zoom meeting with Dr. Howie Levin entitled “Family Matters” on May 6. Levin is board certified in child and adolesc…

Ringel Lecture to cover safe medication use

Jewish Family Service welcomes the community to the 2020 Phyllis Ringel Memorial Lecture on Sunday, June 7, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. Dedicated to enhancing family values, this year’s presentation, "What's in Your Medicine Cabinet?" will focus on safe medication use for older…

Jewish Family Service & Federation host webinar on managing COVID-19 stress

On Monday, April 13, Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley hosted a free webinar via Zoom entitled, “Mindfulness and Stress Reduction During COVID-19.” Over 30 people tuned in to learn about how to better handle the stress brought on by living through a pandemic.

Stuart Horowitz, …

Stay Calm, Wash Your Hands, and Practice Distance

By Melissa Hakim, M.D.
Health Advocate

I am definitely not a fan of horror movies. I don't find it entertaining to be sitting in the dark waiting for the shoe to drop and being in a constant state of panic. The relief that comes at the end of the movie is not enough to get rid of the dread …

Coronavirus Update: A Letter from our Executive Director

Dear Community Member:

Our staff and board at Jewish Family Service are thinking of the community’s emergent needs at this very difficult time. We have been urged to remain in our homes. This recommendation challenges us to think creatively and to prioritize.

JFS staff have been calling …