News & Events

Planting Season Creates Tzedakah Opportunity

With a new refrigeration system and new drop-off location, Jewish Family Service is more equipped than ever to accept fresh produce this planting season.

“It’s really a very fundamental Jewish concept of tzedakah,” said Rebecca Axelrod-Cooper, community impact coordinator at JFS. “Y…

Phyllis Ringel Memorial Lecture to Focus on Self Care

For 25 years, Ann Friedenheim, M.S., L.P.C., has worked with adults, teens and children living through many difficult circumstances to offer a safe and nurturing place to explore situations or problems that are causing distress. Friedenheim is also a registered yoga teacher and practitioner …

Day School Students Create Passover Decorations for Seniors

Right around Easter, Carol Wilson got a call from a resident of the Bnai Brith Apartments.

Her neighbors’ doors were all decorated, the caller said. Shouldn’t she have something for the Jewish holidays?
Wilson, clinical coordinator of older adult services at Jewish Family Service, quick…

Scholarships Available for Jewish High School Students

We are proud to offer two scholarships to Jewish high school students in the Lehigh Valley. Both the Gaines Family Foundation Prize in Engineering and Martin Philip Memorial Scholarship were founded in order to help students with the costs of attending college.

The Gaines Family Foundation …

Calling All Crafty Volunteers!

JFS is looking for creative and “crafty” volunteers to assemble centerpieces from the recyclables we are collecting. The empty cans and boxes will be transformed into beautiful centerpieces that are available to rent for simchas and celebrations throughout the year.

Benefits from Center…