Our Stories: Jewish Life in the Lehigh Valley

Why It's Never Too Late to Start Over

After 30 years in Bucks County, Lisa Yoskowitz has developed a "love affair" with the Lehigh Valley.

"I have a wonderful partner of many years that persuaded me to come up to the Lehigh Valley and because of that, I found the dream job that I always wanted and I am loving this community, I'…

Close to Family, But a Home of Their Own

Dina and Dan Relles moved to Zionsville in the summer of 2016 with their four children, Aiven, Parker, Gray and Laney. Dan’s job as a pediatric surgeon at the Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital officially prompted the move, but they were “thrilled to settle in the area – one hour nort…

Family Finds New Home in Allentown

By Aviva Marlin

I am a New Yorker and Evan is a Texan. Five months after we got married, the residency match placed us in Columbus, Ohio. Fast forward seven years, we have a family – a dog and two children, Gabriel and Yael – and the ability to choose where to settle.

There were severa…

Retired Couple Finds Strong Jewish Community in New Home

Sarah and Dick Sandler moved to Bethlehem a few months shy of their 60th wedding anniversary. After living in Florida for 30 years, where their synagogue attendance and volunteering was their “focus of life,” they were looking for a strong Jewish community in their new home. They joined …

Federation Connects Couple to Community

Shortly after Howie and Rachel Levin moved to Nazareth, they took advantage of a unique opportunity offered by the Jewish Federation to travel to Israel with their peers. Upon returning, they participated in a year-long leadership development program that kick-started further involvement. Th…