JFS to offer up laughs at annual fundraiser

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley is holding its annual fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. via Zoom. As well as celebrating the work of JFS, this special event is meant to provide comedy and highlight the importance of laughter on our mental health.

The virtual comedy hour will feature professional comedians from Kosher Komedy. Sponsorships of all levels are available to benefit JFS, which provides services to improve health and well-being such as counseling, assistance through the Community Food Pantry and programs which mitigate loneliness and social isolation.

“This year’s fundraiser will benefit services and programs that enrich the lives of our clients who are experiencing challenges. Fundraising dollars will support individuals who are struggling with emotional, physical and financial issues,” said event co-chair Marcia Berkow. 

Attendees to the fundraiser will also receive an exclusive coffee table book entitled “The Great JFS Happy Hour: Supporting Families, Brightening Lives.” JFS is seeking to learn what helped you find the light and brighten your days during this past year. Community members are invited to submit artwork, jokes and funny stories or anecdotes, poems, photos of pets, nature and more! Visit jfslv.org/happyhour or go to events@jfslv.org to make your submissions for this special book. Sponsors of $72 or above will have their name or ad printed in the coffee table book.

“Jewish Family Service is proud to have provided continual services and programs throughout this past year, with virtually no interruption of service. Through innovation and creativity, the staff supports clients in maintaining mental, physical and emotional health during challenging times,” said event co-chair Susan Sosnow. “This year, we are celebrating both the promise of brighter days ahead and acknowledging the role that humor and the arts play in keeping community connected while restoring smiles to our faces. After all, laughter really is the best medicine.”

To sponsor The Great JFS Happy Hour and/or to submit to the coffee table book, please visit jfslv.org/happyhour or contact JFS at events@jfslv.org or 610-821-8722.