About the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne
“We do all we can to build a cohesive community, bringing people together…”

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We Act ~ We Provide ~ We Build

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The Jewish Community of Fort Wayne, Indiana
WELCOMES YOU

The Federation
was organized in 1921, primarily as a welfare and relief organization to coordinate work and communal fund raising for the entire Jewish community. In 1939, Fort Wayne employed its first executive director. In subsequent years the Federation developed into a multi-faceted organization serving young and old in the areas of social services, education and cultural programs, leadership development, community relations, and fund raising. The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne (JFFW), formerly known as the Fort Wayne Jewish Federation (FWJF), was one of the founding agencies of the Community Chest. The Federation is considered a community leader in the efforts to reduce and eliminate prejudice.

Today, the Federation serves as the central coordinating, fund raising, budgeting, and social planning agency for the Fort Wayne Jewish community. The Federation is a volunteer organization assisted by a trained professional staff. It is affiliated with the Jewish Federations of North America, a national association of 180 Jewish Federations serving communities in the U.S. and Canada.

Federation Campaign

Raising funds to finance human services at home, in Israel, and around the world is a fundamental Federation purpose. The annual JFNA/Federation Campaign raises money for the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Joint Distribution Committee, beneficiaries including community relations organizations, overseas, cultural, religious, regional and national agencies, and the local Federation operation.

Camp Joe Levine is our summer day camp program for 3 weeks in July at beautiful Fox Island.

Endowment gifts and bequests to the Federation Endowment Fund keep alive the memory and values of the donor while assisting our Jewish community.

The PJ Library provides your family with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music.  Each enrolled child  (age through 8) will receive a monthly gift of a high-quality, age-appropriate Jewish book or CD as well as a reading guide to enhance your family's experience. It's easy to enroll!!  You may call our office at 260-456-0400 or go to their website at www.pjlibrary.org.

Thoughtful Thursdays

Our federation's commitment to social action focuses on a variety of projects in the spirit of tikkun olam to help the community and world.

Our ongoing Thoughtful Thursdays program in partnership with Congregation Achduth Vesholom and Congregation B'nai Jacob helps 72 low-income children and their families who attend Head Start in the Temple building. 


 For more information, contact the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne at 260-456-0400


We look forward to getting to know you as you make Fort Wayne your community.
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Western Galilee and
Central Region News


ATTENTION TEACHERS
June 6-11, 2017 - Israel
Building stronger bridges for our educators
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ALL MEETINGS START AT 6:00 PM

January 2, 2017 - Meeting location (TBD) - Mah Jongg lessons/tournament

February 1, 2017 - B'nai Jacob - Yavin Bamnolkar will come to discuss Ancient Jewish communities in India.

 


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Save the Date

PEOPLE OF THE BOOK

Brad Meltzer

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
7:30 pm
Rifkin Campus
5200 Old Mill Road


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SAVE THE DATES

►January 27, 28 Indiana Jewish Historical Society Bicentennial

►Confronting the Shoah classes: Starting in January 2017

►March 6 People of the Book Brad Meltzer

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CONFRONTING THE SHOAH


  The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne (JFFW) cordially invites you to attend its six-session program Confronting the Shoah, taught by scholar Dr. David Lindquist.
   The program will be held at the Rifkin Campus (Temple Achduth Vesholom), 5200 Old Mill Road (one mile south of Foster Park) in Fort Wayne.

Wednesday, Jan 11

Tuesday, January 17

Tuesday, January 24

Tuesday, January 31

Tuesday, February 7

Tuesday, February 14

Each two-hour session will begin at 7:00 P.M. in the chapel.

The program is open to adults and high school juniors and seniors in the Fort Wayne/Northeastern Indiana area. There is no cost for teachers or Federation members. Other participants are asked to pay $5 to cover the cost of materials. Major funding for the program is provided by the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation and by gifts to the Federation’s Annual Campaign. 

To register, please contact the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne at 456-0400 or email office@fwjf.org.

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7-YEAR JEWISH
CALENDAR

(Major Jewish Holidays
& Religious Observances
2015-2023)
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RECIPES
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Rifkin Campus at 5200
Created from stone and bronze by Sculptor Cary Shafer, the sign on Old Mill Road highlights the 
Rifkin Campus at 5200 Partners: 
  • Congregation Achduth Vesholom
  • Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne
  • Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery Association
  • Madge Rothschild Resource Center
  • Brightpoint Head Start
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CAMP JOE PHOTOS 2016

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Jewish Federation
of Fort Wayne
5200 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Phone:  260-456-0400
Fax:  260-456-0500
office@fwjf.org






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Thoughtful Thursdays 

Be Part Of Our Team As We Begin 7th Year

The Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays volunteers are beginning a 7th year helping the 72 children who attend Brightpoint Head Start at the Temple. Under the leadership of Jamie Berger, our team will assemble bags on the dates listed below. All are welcome to assist.

Dates for assembling bags: 
  • Wednesday, December 7
  • Wednesday, January 18
  • Wednesday, February 1
  • Wednesday, March 1
  • Wednesday, April 12
  • Wednesday, May 3 (Final Bag)




  

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