News & Events

JFS Volunteer Presented with Gardening Award from Allentown Garden Club

Marcia Schechter, a longtime volunteer with Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley, accepts a plaque from Mayor Ed Pawlowski and the Allentown Garden Club for her work restoring the garden in front of the JFS building. The award recognizes small businesses in Allentown with beautiful gardens.

JFS Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

By Chelsea Karp and Rebecca Axelrod-Cooper
JFS Volunteer Coordinator and Community Impact Coordinator

On Oct. 18, JFS hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch to celebrate the volunteers who make programming and community outreach successful for the Lehigh Valley community.

The volunteer c…

New Group of Volunteers to be Celebrated at Second 8ish Over 80 Event

The Lehigh Valley Jewish community will gather on Nov. 5 to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of a new group of 13 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 honor will be hosted…

JFS to Launch New Therapy and Support Groups

By Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook

JFS Clinical Coordinator


I think we ripple on into others, just like a stone puts its ripples into a brook. That, for me, too, is a source of comfort….some piece of ourselves gets passed on and on and on.

Irvin, D. Yalom, interview, Wise Counsel



Rosh Hashanah with JFS

By Chelsea Karp

​Volunteer Coordinator

Rosh Hashanah is a great opportunity for Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley to partner with other local agencies to help older adults in our community celebrate the High Holidays. Marcia Schechter, outreach coordinator for JFS, will be deliv…