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Many thanks to Rabbi Juda

By Debbie Zoller
Executive Director
Rabbi Allen Juda has been President of the Jewish Family Service Board of Directors since 2017, more years than any other President since I arrived at JFS in 2012. To encapsulate the whole story of what Rabbi Juda’s service has meant to JFS, and w…

Next steps for the Accessibility and Inclusion Committee

By Amanda Thomas, Ph.D.
Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator
“Diversity is having a seat at the table, Inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard.” - Liz Fosslein
To continue the conversation on disability and inclusion from the JDAIM Virtual T…

50 Acts of Kindness cleans up Mount Sinai Cemetery

On Sunday, May 1, a small group of Jewish Family Service volunteers was joined by representatives of Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and a cohort of enthusiastic visitors from Yoav, Israel, at the Mount Sinai Cemetery in Allentown. As Rabbi Allen Juda explained, this section of the Fa…

Ringel Lecture offers hope for anxiety and depression in children

Thanks to the geneoristy of the Ringel family, Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley is proud to offer annually the Ringel Lecture in memory of former JFS executive director, Dr. Phyllis Ringel, z”l. In addition, this year’s lecture is part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Jew…

JFS honors our volunteers

National Volunteer Month in the United States takes place in the month of April. This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism. Volunteers help their neighbors, support local organizations, and provide their expertise. No mat…