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UPDATE AS OF 7.1.2020: The Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids office is now open. You may visit the office at our regular work hours, but please wear a mask. Please click here for more information and updates on COVID-19.
These are uncertain, unprecedented and highly challenging times for our community, our country, Israel and the world. An intrinsic part of the Jewish Federations’ core mission is “Kol Yisrael arevim zeh b’zeh” (each of us is responsible for one another). Our shared Jewish values provide a roadmap for weathering this storm, and we will translate those values into community-defining actions, saving lives, caring for the sick and acts of kindness. While the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids follows the guidelines to maximize public health and safety by cancelling events, we remain very much open for business. Our job is to help those in need during a time of great existential and economic insecurity.
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The Federation is updating our database and needs your help. If you have a new address, change your email or phone number in the last three years, please fill out this form and hit submit. Thank You!
As communities seek to lower the impact of COVID-19, many families are spending a lot of time at home with their kids. One great way to pass time with your little ones is to read PJ Library books! Here are other ideas for ways to stay busy and have fun at home.
A Heartbreaking Announcement: In-Person URJ Camps, Israel and Youth Programs Canceled for Summer 2020. Click here to View the URJ Camps Important Announcement.
During these confusing and challenging days, many of you will find yourselves at home more than usual and we want to offer you ways to use that time to excite your mind, learn something new and distract yourself from the uncertainty.
The Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids is the cornerstone of our Jewish community. We are committed to taking care of the needs of the Jewish people and building a vibrant Jewish future, in Grand Rapids, in Israel and around the world.
JFGR Film for Campaign 2019
Shavuot Song with Cantor Marisa Krishef
Creating a Container Garden with Nicole Katzman
It is very exciting to announce that community philanthropists Tom and Mickie Fox have made a significant gift to the Jewish Federation Of Grand Rapids. Read more.
This year is Bella’s first Seder.
As a child in occupied Odessa, Ukraine, 81-year-old Bella Yurash was forced to share sleeping space on the floor of a family’s friend’s basement with her mo...