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JFS 50th Anniversary: A Four-Part Celebration!

In 1972, forward-thinking leaders of the Jewish Federation of Allentown began the process which led to the creation of the Jewish Family Service of the Jewish Federation of Allentown. With the growth of the agency and its programs, in 1984 JFS became incorporated as an independent agency and…

JFS to celebrate anniversary with 50 Acts of Kindness

In commemoration of Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley’s upcoming 50th anniversary of service to the community, our Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the formation of the 50 Acts of Kindness Initiative. Our goal is to plan and execute 50 social service projects between…

The Great JFS Happy Hour delivers laughs

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley held their annual fundraiser virtually on Nov. 7. The Great JFS Happy Hour was designed as a much-needed break from the stress of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing the importance of caring for mental health and that laughter really is the b…

Turn on the lights

By Debbie Zoller, MSW, LCSW
JFS Executive Director

If you’re looking at this page, you may see that JFS is seeking another part-time therapist. As we continue to cope with the uncertainty caused by an international health crisis, each one of us has been impacted in their own way. For thos…

JFS brings Chanukah to local older adults

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley is committed to serving older adults in our community. Staff and volunteers continue to make each holiday special for local residents of long-term care residences.

This year, plans are being made to visit those residences which are open to visitors…