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Our Mission

Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley is the central resource to embrace, connect, and support Jews locally and globally through social services, coordinated fundraising, community outreach, educational programming. Learn more and get involved.



Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
7:15 pm8:30 pm
3202 Shalom Way, South Bend, IN 46615, USA
South Bend, IN 46615

Sunday, December 4, 2022
1:30 pm3:30 pm
3202 Shalom Way
South Bend, IN 46615

Monday, December 5, 2022
4:30 pm6:00 pm
3202 Shalom Way, South Bend, IN 46615, USA
South Bend, IN 46615

Sunday, December 11, 2022
11:00 am12:00 pm

Our Impact This Year

Because of your generosity our Federation has helped numerous members of our own community with meals, groceries, transportation, financial assistance and support and friendship. We are all blessed to be part of an incredibly loving and generous community.

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On the weekend of November 11th, our Federation was honored to host "Women Leading a Dialogue," an interfaith delegation from Israel comprised of fifteen Muslim and Jewish women who came to share their inspiring project that promotes coexistence in Western Galilee. Their visit was sponsored by Partnership2Gether (P2G). Here in South Bend, the members of the delegation were provided home hospitality by members of our Jewish community.

As a child, I wondered how could it be. Sailboats move forward into the wind – a seemingly impossible obstacle.

Eventually I learned that if you embrace the headwind for power and use a rudder to steer, you can go just about anywhere. The ‘impossible obstacles’ are actually a source of energy.

For me, it was a great lesson. I now see headwinds as energy waiting to be harnessed. In fact, the Jewish people have always embraced headwinds to move forward. We’ve done it for thousands of years. And it’s our values that work like a rudder to keep us on course.

It’s no different today. We embrace the headwinds of change so we can move forward. But as a community, where are we going? And how will we get there?

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