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From the Executive Director

Thanks to Our Outgoing Staff and Board

This June, JFS said “thank you” to four special people, two who left the JFS staff and two who left the JFS board. I will miss Cooky Notis, Beau Clarke, Phyllis Perkin and Rabbi Moshe Re’em. I know they will continue to be friends of JFS.

For the past eight years, Cooky Notis has prov…

Removing the Clutter

JFS of the Lehigh Valley is undergoing a facelift! Thanks to our vice president, Rabbi Allen Juda, our building is being transformed into a more appealing, updated space.  New paint, flooring and lighting have a remarkable impact on mood. Not only will our staff function better because they…

Innovative Approaches to Dementia Care

Twice a year, the Phoebe Institute on Aging holds a professional conference. This spring’s conference was called Innovation and Creativity in Dementia Care. The keynote speaker was Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D. who is the director of research and development at the Center for Applied Research in …

I Call This a Housing Crisis

The holiday of Passover tells the story of the Israelites leaving their home. Egypt and wandering in the dessert with the hope of entering the “promised land.” Throughout history and even today, we see how individuals are often forced to flee their countries and search for a new home. Th…

Making an Impact

It was a dreary February day, and I was very cognizant of all the to do lists I had written and that feeling of needing to complete my work. The phone suddenly rang and it was Dr. Rachel Wilensky, one of our JFS Board members. She asked if I would be around the office because she wanted to c…