Our Impact

JFS scholarships make a difference in students' lives

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley is proud to award two different scholarship opportunities to local students each year. 

Congratulations to this year’s winners! Cory Lemberg and Yuval Shimoni were awarded the Gaines Family Foundation Prize in Engineering, and Miriam Singer and …

Muhlenberg Hillel Good Deeds Day brightens up goody bags

Muhlenberg Hillel students organized a Good Deeds Day in April 2021, during which they filled three bags bursting with paper flowers of different shapes and colors to send to JFS clients in our goody bags. Thank you, Muhlenberg Hillel!

A multi-generational mitzvah project benefits JFS

Joseph Block, son of Christy and Andrew Block, was called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, April 24, at Temple Beth El in Allentown. The Springhouse Middle School seventh-grader and JCC basketball player was sorry to hear that the religious school would not be making hamantaschen t…

Thank you to our volunteers!

Throughout the past year, the resilience of our clients, the dedication of our volunteers and the creativity of our staff have helped JFS carry out its vision, that no one in our community should suffer hunger, isolation, abandonment, emotional or physical distress, or lack of community supp…

JFS and Muhlenberg Hillel to bring Friday night service to older adults

The Muhlenberg Hillel chapter has a long and robust history of volunteerism with JFS, which has continued despite the pandemic. Last semester, students got together virtually to make cards to fill High Holiday goody bags. Later in the year, they hope to have a socially-distanced event at Tik…