Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne

The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne represents the Jewish community interests in NE Indiana and NW Ohio. We provie 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. 

If you are interested in attending the GA, please give Jaki a call at 260-456-0400.

If interested, please call Jaki Schreier at 260-456-0400.


Jewish Federations can be found in nearly every city in North America, and our leaders are among the most committed philanthropists in their communities. In just three generations, Jewish Federations across North America forged one of the top 10 philanthropic networks on the continent, helped rescue millions of Jewish refugees from across the globe, helped to build the State of Israel, and continue to touch more Jewish lives than any system in the world.

That is why we feel it is so important to speak out on today’s agreement with Iran.

We are hopeful that diplomatic efforts will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and we appreciate the hard work President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry, and Under Secretary of State Sherman have put into crafting this agreement.

At the same time, we are concerned. Iran’s support for Hezbollah and Hamas, its human rights violations and its aggressive threats toward neighboring countries—including Israel—make the specter of a nuclear-armed Iran untenable.

President Barack Obama and his administration have repeatedly said that any deal with Iran must shut down Iran's uranium enrichment pathway to a weapon, cut off all four of Iran's potential pathways to a bomb, and track Iran's nuclear activities with unprecedented transparency and robust inspections throughout its nuclear supply chain. We agree.

We urge Congress to give this accord its utmost scrutiny. 

Campaign 2014-2015

At the inspiring Campaign Opener on November 3, 2014, we asked those in attendance to make your 2014-2015 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 Cabinet:
Carol and Larry Adelman
Arlene and Jere Leib
Micki and Sherwin Kepes
Jaki and Eric Schreier

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8 Ways Your gift to the 2014-2015 
Annual Campaign Will Help Jews Across Fort Wayne, in Israel
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Fort Wayne, Indiana Congregations
  Congregation Achduth Vesholom
5200 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Web site: www.templecav.org

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  Congregation B'nai Jacob
7227 Bittersweet Moors Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46814

Web site:  www.bnaijacobfw.com

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  Upcoming Events





Ball State University Hillel
Student Center L-1
Muncie Indiana 47306, United States
President: Brooklyn Schreier

Email:  beschreier@bsu.edu

Phone: (765) 285-8399 /  (765) 286-3026
Fax: (765) 285-3765
Email: hillel@bsu.edu
Website: http://hillel.iweb.bsu.edu/Hillel/Home.html 

Jewish Student Union of Butler University
Affiliated with Hillel
Butler University
Tel: (317) 940-8530
Fax: (317) 940-9930
Email: enathan@butler.ed 
Ellen J. Nathan - Advisor, enathan@butler.edu

Hillel at Depauw University
Contacts: Lesley Lytle, marjorielytle@depauw.edu 
AJ Wolf , aaronwolfe_2017@depauw.edu  
Adam Cohen , acohen@depauw.edu

Jewish Student Union at Earlham College
Richmond Indiana 47374, United States
Kelly Burk, Adviser burkke@earlham.edu 
Eliora Horst, Convener  ebhorst11@earlham.edu

Indiana University Hillel
730 E 3rd St, 
Bloomington, IN 47401, United States
Phone: (812) 336-3824
Fax: (812) 339-1949
Email: click here! 
Website: http://iuhillel.org/  
Rabbi Sue Silberberg, Executive Director hillel@indiana.edu 

Purdue Hillel
912 West State Street, 
West Lafayette, IN 47906, United States
Phone:(765) 743-1293
Fax: (765) 743-0014 
Email: Hillel@purduehillel.org
Website: http://www.purduehillel.org/
Philip Schlossberg MSW-Director

University of Evansville Hillel
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville Indiana 47722
United States
Tel: (812) 479-2754
Fax: (812) 479-2101
Website: http://evansvillehillel.blogspot.co.il/
Advisor: Dr. Valerie Stein vs9@evansville.edu 
Contact: Jackie Kossoff jk244@evansville.edu


Corned Beef – The Big Day Is Coming!

Congregation Achduth Vesholom

Volunteer To Help & To Sponsor Our Sale

Plan now to be part of the Corned Beef Crew for our 14th Annual Corned Beef on Rye - Sure To Satisfy Fundraiser on Thursday, October 15.

Become a sponsor to have your name or your business name included on the sponsor list with each meal.

Order forms are now available. New this year: Double meat on your sandwich!

Volunteer to help on Prep Night or the Big Day.

Thank you to Co-Chairs Larry Adelman, Kris Gray, Melissa Kessel, and Bonnie Pomerantz! 



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Jewish Federation
of Fort Wayne
5200 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Phone:  260-456-0400
Fax:  260-456-0500

Jewish Federation
of North America


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Thoughtful Thursdays

Help Head Start Families

Donate Underwear, Socks, Tissues & Soap 

Our Thoughtful Thursdays team is preparing for a sixth year this fall helping Temple Head Start students. We’ve been advised that some of the students in recent months were coming to school without underwear and socks. Please help over the summer with donations of new underwear and tube socks (sizes to fit children ages 3 to 5) so that we’re prepared to help, as well as contributions of tissues and hand soap. Donations may be dropped off at the Temple. Thank you!

Help Thoughtful Thursdays

Apple Project Helps Provide Fresh Fruit 

For a fifth year as a special High Holidays program, our Thoughtful Thursdays team is asking for donations to help us provide each of our 86 Temple Head Start families with a bag of apples. A tree is on display at the Temple will be decorated with paper apples with the name of each person who donates $10 or more for the apple project by Friday, September 25. Find out more.


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