Click below to read the update published by the Kent County Health Department, Spectrum Health, Mercy Health and the Vaccinate West Michigan collaborative.
As our lives have been upended while the world copes with a pandemic, we have all been called to face unfamiliar challenges. A strong community is vital during these times, no one should have to stand alone in the face of so many uncertainties. In light of this situation, the Jewish Federation has chosen the Hebrew word Hineni, הינני, or here I am, as the theme of this year's 2020 campaign. The Federation strives to be here for everyone in the Jewish community and make sure no one is unsupported.
The latest from the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids
UPDATE AS OF 2.16.2021: 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.
The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) Clinical Services Division is working closely with the Michigan
Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the federal Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) to prepare for the forthcoming novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
Click the link below to view the update from the Kent County Health Department:
We are excited to announce a collaborative cookbook project with JFGR, Temple Emanuel, Congregation Ahavas Israel and Chabad House of Western Michigan. Our committee is now gathering recipes from all corners of our Grand Rapids Jewish community. Whether they are your favorite recipes, family recipes, or cherished recipes you would be willing to share, start thinking!
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JFGR is in the process of updating our database. We are interested in hearing from you and making certain we have your correct contact information. If you are in your 20sand 30s and want to participate in future YAD programs, please fill out the survey. Thanks!
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!
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 Annual Campaign is designed to strengthen and support our Jewish community from the ground up. Your contribution will help us in our Annual Campaign. We can't do it without you.
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