News & Events

New Support Group Opens for Parents of Adults with Disabilities

Q&A with Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook, MA, CCTP

What is the purpose of this group?
The purpose of this group is to provide the opportunity for connection and growth to parents whose children with disabilities have transitioned into adulthood. There are many role models and a sense of famili…

Coats & Cocoa Drive to Benefit Food Pantry Families

The Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is sponsoring a Coats & Cocoa Drive this October to ensure that children in need in the Lehigh Valley have warm clothing and a favorite holiday treat in time for the cold weather.

The coats will be donated to the Jewish…

8ish Over 80 Brings Jewish Community Together to Celebrate Older Adults

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

The Lehigh Valley Jewish community will gather on Nov. 13 to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of 16 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…

'Plant a Row' Grows Into Successful Program

This summer, Jewish Family Service was able to provide an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables to Food Pantry clients courtesy of the “Plant a Row” program. 

“It’s been great, almost overwhelming, how much food JFS was able to take in,” said Rebecca Axelrod-Cooper, community …

JFS to Expand Volunteer Opportunities

Having just retired earlier than planned, Bobbie Rudolph was on the lookout for a meaningful way to spend her time. Then a letter arrived in the mail from Jewish Family Service about volunteering for The GO Program.

The position was flexible – she could drive who she wanted, when she want…