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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, such as Atria, Country Meadows, Kirkland Village, Traditions of Hanover and Cedarbrook. For those which are currently closed to visitors, Jewish Family Service will provide a virtual recorded program celebrating the Holiday of Light. JFS thanks all of our volunteers, including those featured in the video:  Eva Derby, the students of the Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley, Federation Community Shaliach Gavriel Siman-Tov, Rabbi Seth Phillips of Congregation Keneseth Israel, Rabbi Moshe Re’em of Temple Beth El, and Rabbi Michael Singer of Congregation Brith Sholom.

Muhlenberg College Hillel students are also getting together to create customized Chanukah cards to add the holiday goody bags. Over 60 people across the Lehigh Valley will receive these gift bags.
If you are interested in volunteering with Jewish Family Service, contact Chelsea Karp at or 610-821-8722.