News & Events

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…

The Power of Groups in Parenting Teens

By Debbie Zoller, MSW, LCSW
Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley

Parenting children through their teenage years can be full of challenges and rewards!  JFS is offering a supportive group with therapeutic facilitation to focus on some of the specific issues around parenting teens tod…

JDS Harvests and Donates Basil for JFS Pantry

By Amy Golding
JDS Head of School

This article was originally printed in the July/August 2018 issue of HAKOL.

On Monday, July 23, 12 students and I ran between the raindrops (and even had some sun) to harvest our first crop from our beautiful and bountiful JDS School Garden, which is also …

JFS Past Presidents Meet to Teach and Learn

An initiative from JFS Immediate Past President Wendy Born recently led to the inaugural meeting of the Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley Past Presidents Advisory Council. The council was formed to give our present leadership an opportunity to learn from the wisdom and experiences o…