Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids

Providing for the cultural, social and financial needs of our community, world Jewry and the State of Israel

The Root of Jewish Life

Want to know more about Federation? Learn how we make an impact in every facet of Jewish life.

Transforming Young Lives

Programs funded by Jewish Federation make a difference for disadvantaged youth across North America.

PJ Library Delivers Jewish Values

Federation connects Jewish children with their cultural and religious heritage. Learn more and sign up now.

Pew Study on American Jews

Participate in this discussion in regard to the future of the Grand Rapids Jewish community.

  • Cultural Council presents Jewish Comedy Night with Avi Liberman

    Join us Saturday evening, February 3, 2018 for a night of music and comedy. Doors open at 7:15pm, live music performed by Louis Padnos will start at 7:30pm. Avi's show begins at 8:15pm. See you at The Waldon Public House on 58 Ionia Ave SW.

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    Join us Saturday evening, February 3, 2018 for a night of music and comedy. Doors open at 7:15pm, live music performed by Louis Padnos will start at 7:30pm. Avi's show begins at 8:15pm. See you at The Waldon Public House on 58 Ionia Ave SW.

    Learn more

    Join us Saturday evening, February 3, 2018 for a night of music and comedy. Doors open at 7:15pm, live music performed by Louis Padnos will start at 7:30pm. Avi's show begins at 8:15pm. S...

    Learn more

    Join us Saturday evening, February 3, 2018 for a night of music and comedy. Doors open at 7:15pm, live music performe...

    Learn more

    Join us Saturday evening, February 3, 2018 for a night of music and comedy. D...

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  • Make Your Impact - Volunteer

    Volunteering provides a unique opportunity for those in our community who might not participate in other programming to come together in a social setting while working on activities for various Jewish community organizations.


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    Volunteering provides a unique opportunity for those in our community who might not participate in other programming to come together in a social setting while working on activities for various Jewish community organizations.


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    Volunteering provides a unique opportunity for those in our community who might not participate in other programming to come together in a social setting while working on activities for v...

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    Volunteering provides a unique opportunity for those in our community who might not participate in other programming ...

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  • PJ Library is now in Grand Rapids

    Do you have a child between ages 6 months and 8 years? Sign them up for a montlhy subscription to free Jewish themed books delivered right to the house.


    Do you have a child between ages 6 months and 8 years? Sign them up for a montlhy subscription to free Jewish themed books delivered right to the house.


    Do you have a child between ages 6 months and 8 years? Sign them up for a montlhy subscription to free Jewish themed books delivered right to the house.


    Do you have a child between ages 6 months and 8 years? Sign them up for a montlhy subscription to free Jewish themed books del...

    Do you have a child between ages 6 months and 8 years? Sign them up for a montlhy subs...

    Do you have a child between ages 6 months and 8 years? Si...

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  • Shawn Golan’s 80-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was stranded on the island in her kitchen while the floodwater rose all around her. For nearly six hours, strong currents on the streets around her house made it impossible for rescuers to reach her.

    “I would have put on my waders and rescued her myself,” Shawn said, “but there were whitewater rapids and I was afraid I’d become a statistic.”

    Monique Ritter, born in Paris, was a “hidden child,” protecte...

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    Shawn Golan’s 80-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was stranded on the island in her kitchen while the floodwater rose all around her. For nearly six hours, strong currents on the streets around her house made it impossible for rescuers to reach her.

    “I would have put on...

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    Shawn Golan’s 80-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was stranded on the island in her kitchen while the floodwater rose all around her. For nearly six hours, strong currents on ...

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    Shawn Golan’s 80-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was stranded on the island in her kitchen while the flo...

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    Shawn Golan’s 80-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was stranded on...

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