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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…

Learn about Financial Security with JFS

By Audrey Nolte
Jewish Family Service

The 21st century has brought its challenges with financial security during the digital age. Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley recognizes these concerns and will address them during the annual Phyllis Ringel Lecture at a 10 a.m. kosher brunch at…

Love and Kindness Inspire a Family to Give Back on Daughter’s 5th Birthday

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of HAKOL.

When Robin Coleman Kudryk asked her daughter Carly if it’s “cool to be kind,” her resounding “yes!” is unsurprising for a child donating her fifth birthday to charity.

Carly and her…