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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 …

Pilot Meal Program Launches on Super Sunday

By Debbie Zoller
Executive Director

Super Sunday was “souper” in more than one way, as we collaborated with the Jewish Federation to launch a pilot project for a kosher “Meals on Wheels” program. 

As older adults age in their homes, they frequently don’t have the energy or …

JFS Brings Awareness for 10th JDAIM

By Michelle Cohen

This piece originally appeared in the February 2018 HAKOL.

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley is making a commitment to educate the Jewish community about issues related to disability awareness and advocacy during Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month…

Author to Talk About 'Larger Than Life' Great-Uncle

By Monica Friess

This article was originally published in the February 2018 HAKOL.

“When I was a kid,” Mace Bugen once said, “I’d ask myself, ‘Why is that guy on the football team? Why can’t I be on the team? Why didn’t God give me the height so I could be the hero?’ Th…

Local Teens Volunteer at JFS on MLK Day

Jewish Family Service was bursting with energy on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as a large group of teenagers from the Midrasha and Shalshelet programs at Temple Beth El stocked the Community Food Pantry, made glittery Purim cards for older adults in residential facilities and organized pantr…