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Jewish Disability Advocacy Day: Don’t Fear → Mobilize!

By Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook
Clinical Coordinator & Resource Specialist

On Feb. 2, 2017, the Rayburn House office building on Capitol Hill overflowed with close to 200 lay and professional leaders from the Jewish community who gathered to lobby on behalf of specific issues that directly affec…

Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook to Represent JFS at Jewish Disability Advocacy Day

Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook, clinical coordinator and resource specialist at Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley, will participate in the seventh annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill on Feb. 2.

The event is hosted by the Jewish Federations of North America and supported …

JFS Executive Director to Offer Shabbat Talks at Synagogues

In March and April, Debbie Zoller, executive director of Jewish Family Service, will address the importance of synagogue connections with JFS at synagogues around the Lehigh Valley.​

The main message of her talk, which is titled “Under the Radar and Over the Rainbow: How Our Community …

JFS President and Executive Director Look to Future of Agency

By Wendy Born
Jewish Family Service President
and Debbie Zoller
Jewish Family Service Executive Director
Imagine you’re going on an adventure – you want it to be meaningful, uplifting, and exciting! You have no idea where you’re going and there is no road map to take you there. Yo…

8ish Over 80 Draws Overwhelming Support from Community

Nearly 300 people joined us at Temple Beth El on Nov. 13 to honor 16 extraordinary individuals over the age of 80.

Guests were treated to a champagne brunch and had the opportunity to drop special messages for the honorees in their mazel tov jars.

The motzi was led by volunteer Leon Zoller…