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JFS introduces Supported Decision-Making to the Valley

On Feb. 17, Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley co-hosted “Supported Decision-Making: A Practical Alternative to Guardianship” via Zoom to an audience of over 60 people. This was the first of two events marking Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) in…

Supported Decision-Making: A practical alternative to guardianship

Imagine you’re a 17-year-old who has a developmental disability. You know your parents love and support you, but they make decisions on your behalf. You want to make decisions for yourself. As your 18th birthday approaches, you want to exercise your independence, but they want to begin the…

JFS to offer disability awareness programming

This year, Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley will be celebrating Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) in February with two virtual events. 

For the first event, JFS is partnering with the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) to introdu…

JFS provides virtual Hanukkah programming to older adults

Jewish Family Service has modified all of its programming to safely serve our community. For the holidays, events have gone virtual. Instead of visiting assisted living facilities in-person, JFS is now providing videos including many hardworking volunteers to spread joy.

Every holiday, volu…

FoodFestFaire brings community together for JFS

On Sunday, Nov. 8, supporters of Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley were guests to an all-day virtual festival that left mouths watering and hearts warmed. Thanks to the generosity of dozens of sponsors, the event raised funds to support the JFS’s Community Food Pantry and their si…