Our Facility

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. Our facility features a large community room, a Kosher kitchen, a spacious atrium gallery that hosts temporary art exhibits, a youth lounge, and a multimedia library, Immediately adjacent to the community building, our garden area includes a Walk of History and a Holocaust Memorial.


Our wooded campus also includes extensive gardens, a large outdoor recreation area with a picnic shelter, basketball court, tennis court, fenced baseball field, and sand pit for games and sports.  Our 13 acres of undeveloped woods has paths for the hiker to enjoy the nature and wildlife, including beautiful birds, which flock to our island-like piece of land for solitude.

  • The Kurt and Tessye Simon Community Building houses the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley.

  • Our playground provides a place for our smallest members to play and stay active.

  • Our Butterfly Garden offers a serene place to interact with some of our campus's smallest wildlife.

  • The Barney Zoss Memorial Ball Field provides community members a manicured area to use for sports.

  • Our Holocaust Memorial offers tribute to the members of our community who were personally affected by history's great tragedy.

  • Our community room opens to our spacious lawn to allow us to offer both inside and outside seating during summer events.

  • Our neatly landscaped grounds provide room for events such as concerts, Camp Ideal, and Summer picnics.

  • We have Basketball and Tennis Courts to allow for Camp Ideal and SaBaBaH kids the opportunity to play sports while on campus.

  • We offer Picnic Pavilion rentals for outdoor parties and summer picnics.

  • Our Community room houses most of our community events, from Adult Ed, to Concerts, SaBaBaH Lock Ins and Lunch n' Learns.

  • Decorated with murals painted by our Camp Ideal Campers and Staff, the youth lounge provides a play area for our Babies, Tots and Blocks group, as well as child care during major Federation events.

Community Room

Our Community room houses most of our Community events, from Adult Ed, to Concerts, SaBaBaH Lock Ins, and Lunch n' Learns. With three sections with partitioned walls, the room can be used for small functions or large functions with 100+ attendees.

Library

Our multimedia lending library offers books, DVDs and Videos for community use. With both historical and fictional topics, our Jewish themed selection offers something for everyone who is interested. This space is also used for small group meetings such as PJ Library story time and Book Club.

Youth Lounge

The Youth Lounge is an open space with large windows allowing for natural light and wonderful views of the grounds and wildlife. Decorated with murals painted by our Camp Ideal Campers and Staff, the lounge provides a play area for Babies, Tots and Blocks group, and child care during major events.

Kosher Kitchen

We offer kosher foods for many Federation events, prepared in our own kitchen. The Kosher Kitchen is run under the supervision of Shaya Gold.

  • Bankoff Atrium Gallery

    The Jewish Federation invites local artists to display their art and photography in the Jewish Federation Atrium Gallery. For more information, contact Monika Wayne.

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    The Jewish Federation invites local artists to display their art and photography in the Jewish Federation Atrium Gallery. For more information, contact Monika Wayne.

    Email Monika >

    The Jewish Federation invites local artists to display their art and photography in the Jewish Federation Atrium Gallery. For more information, contact Monika Wayne.

    Email Monika >

    The Jewish Federation invites local artists to display their art and photography in the Jewish Federation Atrium ...

    Email Monika >

    The Jewish Federation invites local artists to display their art and phot...

    Email Monika >

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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 - 3:00 PM Standard Time

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

 

The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley is a proud member of The Jewish Federations of North America

The Jewish Federations of North America represents 153 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, 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.