News & Events

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 …

Our Food Pantry is expanding!

We are excited to announce that we are expanding our Community Food Pantry to better serve our clients.

While we are undergoing renovations, our board room has become the temporary home of our pantry, so that service to our clients is uninterrupted.

Our food pantry is open to the entire 18…

Annual Phyllis Ringel Lecture shines a light on palliative care

Have you heard of the term “palliative care”? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. 

“One of the reasons I started my consulting practice was because 99 times out of 100, when I asked people I knew who were facing serious illnesses if they had been offered options for palliative care…