Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne
The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne has moved into their beautiful new offices at 5200 Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46807.  Our new phone number is 260-456-0400 and our fax number is 260-456-0500.

The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne represents the Jewish community interests in NE Indiana and NW Ohio. We provide educational and cultural programs, seek to fight racism, and provide funds to help Jews and other people in peril through our philanthropic fund drive efforts. We are your neighbors and co-workers. 

We can’t silence them. But we can try and soften their impact on the lives of the children and families living under their blare.

On July 7, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge to intensify defensive efforts against Hamas. To date, hundreds of powerful rockets have been fired on Israeli cities from Gaza. Three-quarters of Israelis lie within their range, but no one is immune to their effects.

No country on Earth would remain passive in the face of hundreds of rockets fired on its cities,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “and Israel is no exception.” The IDF has mobilized its troops along the Gaza border and called up tens of thousands of reserve soldiers, and the entire country remains on edge.

We are thrilled that our “Stop the Sirens” campaign is being implemented in collaboration with local Jewish Federations, the Union for Reform Judaism and The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and our overseas partners – The Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, theIsrael Trauma Coalition and other groups.

We in North America stand shoulder to shoulder with all Israelis. JFNA CEO Jerry Silverman is coordinating our efforts in Jerusalem and providing daily updates.

Federations hosted a conference call on July 14 with Ambassador Ron Dermer.

During every time of hostility or need, in virtually every town in Israel, every day, you will find a piece of Federation at work. Helping those who need it the most. Making sure no one falls through the cracks.

With JFNA funding, our partners were able to act immediately. But with the sirens still blaring, they need our ongoing support. Donate today.

Donors are encouraged to read our Charitable Solicitation Disclosure Statement.
The Jewish Federations of North America is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.

Updated July 16, 2014 12:15 pm EDT

Volunteer spots will be posted through Habitat’s online sign-up. Go to www.fortwaynehabitat.org/volunteer and click on the Volunteer Now button. The Interfaith Build will be designated. Again, the build start date is August 11, and there should be at least 12 volunteer days. Anyone interested in contributing meals, water or Gatorade can contact Katelyn at kleininger@fortwaynehabitat.org or 260.422.4828. 

Campaign 2013-2014

At the inspiring Campaign Opener on November 4, 2013, we asked those in attendance to make your 2013-2014 pledge to the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, and if at all possible, to increase your gift over your last year’s pledge.  For those not at the Opener, cards were sent out with a letter and a return envelope asking that you fill out your pledge cards, be generous, and return them.  We are asking one more time, please return your cards…your community needs your commitment today for tomorrow, not tomorrow for today!  If you have already made your gift, then thank you.  If not, then allow the words of Hertzl himself to serve as a reminder – “Words and Actions are not so far apart as one might think”.  This is the time to consider how you can make a difference in the lives of Jews both locally and around the world.

Campaign Co-chairs
Carol and Larry Adelman

Fort Wayne, Indiana Congregations
  Congregation Achduth Vesholom
5200 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Web site: www.templecav.org

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7227 Bittersweet Moors Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46814

Web site:  www.bnaijacobfw.com

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Michigan and Israel sign trade agreement 


Israeli Consul General to the Midwest Roey Gilad and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder  met in Dearborn, Michigan on Monday, June 16, 2014 to sign a memorandum of understanding to do joint industrial research and development. The pact is intended to promote and enhance the economic partnership between Michigan and Israel and calls for issuance of a request for proposals (RFP) from for-profit business collaborations between Michigan and Israeli companies.  The signing followed an all-day cyber-sharing workshop in Dearborn for Michigan public and private IT executives and featured experts from Israel and Michigan. 

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