About Us

Our mission is to serve the Jewish people - locally, in Israel, and throughout the world - through coordinated fund raising, community-wide programming, services and educational activities.


The Jewish Federation serves as a central resource for our growing Jewish community. We are composed of volunteers, contributors, and member agencies, seeking to meet the various human needs of the Jewish community.


We have created numerous opportunities for members of the community to participate in the effort to help Jews around the world. We welcome gifts of all sizes, and no gift is too small to help the community.


The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley is a proud member of The Jewish Federations of North America, which represents 153 Jewish Federations, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs.


The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley is a member of The Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County. The Chamber is a not-for-profit membership organization whose goal is to help businesses do business.

Building and Gallery Hours

Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Friday  9:00 am - 5:00 PM Daylight Savings Time

            9:00 am - 3:00 PM Standard Time

Closed Saturdays, Sundays, as well as all federal and some Jewish holidays except by special appointment.


The Federation is headquartered on a beautiful 27 acre campus, just off McKinley Avenue in South Bend. The Kurt and Tessye Simon Community Building is the centerpiece of our campus.