News & Events

8ish Over 80 Brings Jewish Community Together to Celebrate Older Adults

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

The Lehigh Valley Jewish community will gather on Nov. 13 to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of 16 remarkable people over the age of 80 who have donated their time, talents and hearts to enriching our community.  

An elegant champagne brunch in their…

'Plant a Row' Grows Into Successful Program

This summer, Jewish Family Service was able to provide an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables to Food Pantry clients courtesy of the “Plant a Row” program. 

“It’s been great, almost overwhelming, how much food JFS was able to take in,” said Rebecca Axelrod-Cooper, community …

JFS to Expand Volunteer Opportunities

Having just retired earlier than planned, Bobbie Rudolph was on the lookout for a meaningful way to spend her time. Then a letter arrived in the mail from Jewish Family Service about volunteering for The GO Program.

The position was flexible – she could drive who she wanted, when she want…

An Opportunity to Strengthen Our Leaders

By Mark Pinsley
​Board Member

As a board member at Jewish Family Service, I will have the unique opportunity to strengthen my skills in Jewish community leadership over the next two years. Along with my fellow board member Brian Ford, I am participating in Legacy Heritage’s OnBoard prog…

Training Opportunity for Volunteer Drivers


The GO Program offers a wonderful opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of Jewish seniors. These seniors rely on our dedicated volunteers for much-needed rides to doctors' appointments, the grocery store and more. You get to choose who you drive and whe…