News & Events

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…

Survey Results Offer Positive Picture of Community Food Pantry

We recently surveyed our food pantry clients to get a better idea of their needs and how we are responding to them. A total of 85 clients responded, giving an overwhelmingly positive review of the pantry.

The first set of questions asked about our clients’ needs. In the last year, 60% of …

Rabbi Allen Juda Installed as New JFS President

Rabbi Allen Juda has been elected to serve as the new board president of Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley.

Juda has been involved with JFS in a variety of ways for over 35 years. He served as a clergy group representative on the board for several years, and has been a member of th…