News & Events

Jewish Family Service celebrates Rosh Hashanah with older adults

September was a busy month for JFS volunteers as Rosh Hashanah programs were held at five different older adult residences: Atria, Traditions of Hanover/Sterling Heights, Kirkland Village, B'nai B'rith and Moravian Hall Square. Thank you to Rabbi Melody Davis, Rabbi Michael Singer and Cooky …

JFS welcomes new intern

This year, Jewish Family Service is welcoming a new face to its office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Daniel Phillips is a first-year full-time student at Marywood University’s Lehigh Valley campus at DeSales University, where he is studying for a master’s in social work. As part of his prog…

JFS gives back to the Monocacy Farm Project

Fifteen Jewish Family Service volunteers and staff put on their sneakers and sunhats to give back to the Monocacy Farm Project on the warm, sunny morning of Aug. 12. They were prepared to do whatever “Farmer Bob” Drake, the director of the organic farm in Bethlehem asked of them. After a…

New 'Schmooze & Schmear' club offers men chance for comradery

JFS introduced a summer series for men on Tuesday, June 25, led by Sam Bub and Leon Zoller. Sam and Leon approached Carol Wilson and Chelsea Karp of JFS with an interest in leading a discussion group for retired men from the community. 

The first meeting took place over coffee and rugelach…

'Ladies Who Lunch' series launches

The guest list was made, the invitations sent, and the table was set for a very special Ladies Luncheon on June 19, 2019. The goal? To bring older adult women from Allentown, Bethlehem, Macungie and Easton together for an afternoon of friendship and laughter.

The luncheon was the first in …