News & Events

JFS Past Presidents Meet to Teach and Learn

An initiative from JFS Immediate Past President Wendy Born recently led to the inaugural meeting of the Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley Past Presidents Advisory Council. The council was formed to give our present leadership an opportunity to learn from the wisdom and experiences o…

JCC Campers Harvest Food for JFS Community Food Pantry

On a hot morning in July, campers from the JCC joined with Jewish Family Service volunteers to harvest food for people in need as part of JFS’s Plant a Row initiative.

The children traveled to Monocacy Farm in Bethlehem, an organic farm run by nuns that has one section for a farm share pr…

JFS Welcomes the Summer with Robust Community Partnerships

Along with our popular and productive Plant a Row program, which provides seasonal fruits and vegetables to our Community Food Pantry and Kosher Food Pantry clients, we are launching and maintaining programs and partnerships this summer that will bring our community together to help those i…

JFS Hosts Lecture About Digital Safety

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley hosted its annual Phyllis Ringel Memorial Lecture on May 6 with featured speaker Howard Sherer, who has had a 44-year career in the investment and management industries. 

Sherer was introduced by JFS board member Audrey Nolte and board president R…

JFS and JCC Partner for Pilot ‘Mazel J Café’

A group of Jewish older adults, and some of their caregivers, gathered in the JCC Board Room on April 18 for the first session of a six-week pilot program.

The “Mazel J Café” began with chair exercises to “old-time” music like “The Lindy” and “Lollipop.” Then the group enjo…