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Author to Talk About 'Larger Than Life' Great-Uncle

By Monica Friess

This article was originally published in the February 2018 HAKOL.

“When I was a kid,” Mace Bugen once said, “I’d ask myself, ‘Why is that guy on the football team? Why can’t I be on the team? Why didn’t God give me the height so I could be the hero?’ Then a…

Local Teens Volunteer at JFS on MLK Day

Jewish Family Service was bursting with energy on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as a large group of teenagers from the Midrasha and Shalshelet programs at Temple Beth El stocked the Community Food Pantry, made glittery Purim cards for older adults in residential facilities and organized pantr…

JFS Hosts 'Ladies Day Out'

By Carol Wilson, 
Rebecca Axelrod-Cooper, 
and Chelsea Karp
JFS Staff

The holidays are an especially good time to get together with friends in the community. Knowing we have older adults who have much to offer, but have limited opportunities to socialize, JFS invited nine women to share C…

Volunteers to Cook and Deliver Kosher Food to Older Adults on Super Sunday

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley will partner with Jewish Family Service for a fourth year on Super Sunday to debut a new program for the Valley: a kosher food delivery service based on Meals on Wheels.

“It’s a really nice partnership between Federation and JFS, and our mitzva…

Jewish Community Celebrates Older Adults at 8ish Over 80

On Nov. 5, the Jewish community of the Lehigh Valley gathered to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of 13 remarkable people over the age of 80 who have donated their time, talents and hearts to enriching our community.

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley hosted an elegant champa…