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Jewish community raises awareness about disability

What is “disability?” According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were nearly 40 million Americans with a disability in 2015, representing 12.6 percent of the population. That estimate is 15-20 percent for the Jewish community. 

While a certain image may come to mind when we consider di…

"Stop Overdoses in Pa.: Get Help Now" Week

The Wolf Administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the administration’s ongo…

JFS to spread Chanukah cheer across Lehigh Valley

Jewish Family Service has a busy schedule this Chanukah. The first big event is on Nov. 29, when Muhlenberg Hillel will bake cookies for Chanukah-themed goody bags, complete with gelt, dreidels, and cards. Some of the cards were decorated by volunteers and local children, and 20 were beautif…

JFS Celebrates 8ish Over 80ish honorees

On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 11, the social hall of Temple Beth El was packed for a scrumptious brunch hosted by Jewish Family Service to honor their third cohort of 8ish Over 80ish volunteers. Organizations from across the Jewish community had nominated the 14 selfless older adults (Leona…

High Holiday Drives Keep Food Pantry Stocked

Food pantry clients will have a vast variety of items to choose from this month, including kosher and gluten-free options, thanks to the generosity of our local synagogues.

Many synagogues conducted food drives during the High Holidays to make sure that essential food and personal items wer…