The League is represented at the Lehigh County Naturalization Ceremonies, where we hand out a package of materials useful for new citizens. Many of these materials are described in the Services section of our Facebook page.  Members are welcome to assist.  Email a request to Caryn Shoenthal, Member, LWVLC, to

Naturalization Schedule for 2020

  • Wednesday, April 8 Canceled due to COVID-19
  • Wednesday, July 1
  • Wednesday, September 30
  • Wednesday, November 18


Lehigh County Courthouse
Judge Reibman’s Courtroom (2A)
455 West Hamilton Street
Courtroom 2A (Judge Reibman’s courtroom)
Allentown, PA 18101-1614

Phone: (610) 782-3000

As you will read in the article posted below, the ceremony is always very emotional for anyone who attends and is open to all.


On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 65 people from 25 countries became citizens of this great country. Judge Melissa Pavlack presided over the ceremony. In her statement to the new citizens, she spoke about the greatness of our country because of the people who emigrated from countries all over the world. She brought with her the citizenship papers of her grandparents who went through the same process to become citizens, and how grateful they were to be able to come here.

Past issues of our newsletter, The Voter, featured articles written by Caryn Shoenthal about the process of naturalization.

BECOMING AN AMERICAN CITIZEN THROUGH NATURALIZATION first appeared in the issue for November 2016.

THE PATH TO CITIZENSHIP first appeared in the issue for February – March 2017.