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JFS periodically offers free programs – both virtual and in-person – on topics to benefit the community. Scroll down to see some of our recent offerings.

Healing Services


The Lehigh Valley Clergy Association and Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley have offered a series of virtual healing services to help participants cope with challenges in their lives through song, prayer, sharing and self-reflection.

Healing Service - 3.3.22

Healing Service - 4.8.22

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have offered a webinar series on the impact on mental health and ways to cope.

Family Matters

Our webinar with Dr. Howie Levin on coping methods for families during COVID-19.


Our webinar with Stuart Horowitz, MSW, LCSW, on mindfulness & stress reduction during COVID-19.

Advice for Caregivers

Our program with Wendy Rapoport, MSW, LCSW and Carol Wilson, MSW, LSW, on what caregivers can do.

Phyllis Ringel Memorial Lecture


Each year, JFS presents a community lecture in memory of Phyllis Ringel, long-time executive director of our agency. Here are some past offerings:

What's In Your Medicine Cabinet?

The 2020 program with registered pharmacist Don Bastian focused on safe medication use for older adults.

2020 Ringel Lecture

"What's in Your Medicine Cabinet?" - Safe medication use for older adults with Don Bastian, RPh

The 'Conversation' About Aging


The 2021 program featured speakers Carol Wilson, MSW, LCSW, and Sarah Z. Levinson, MSG, MA, addressing how and when to start a conversation about aging with your loved ones.

2021 Ringel Lecture

The 'Conversation' About Aging with Carol Wilson, MSW, LCSW, and Sarah Z. Levinson, MSG, MA

A Discussion on Identity, Power and Privilege with David Jones


Local leader David S. Jones, Sr., leads a discussion on identity, power and privilege and how to foster greater understanding among communities.

Discussing Identity

A Discussion on Identity, Power and Privilege with local leader David Jones