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. 

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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“Confronting the Shoah” 2015

   The Fort Wayne Jewish Federation invites you to attend a five-session program, "Confronting the Shoah."  The course will provide participants with a solid background regarding the Nazi Holocaust.  Taught by IPFW Professor and USHMM Museum Teacher Fellow and Regional Museum Educator, Dr. David Lindquist, the sessions will be held at Rifkin Campus at 5200 (Congregation Achduth Vesholom), 5200 Old Mill Road.  The two hour classes will begin at 7:00 P.M. and will be held on the following Tuesdays:

Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb.10 as the makeup day.  The session topics will be as follows:

1.  An Introduction to the Study of the Holocaust.

            2.  The Setting for the Holocaust.

            3.  Evolution of the Holocaust.

            4.  Bystanders, Collaborators, Rescuers, and Resisters during the Holocaust.

            5.  The Conclusion and Aftermath of the Holocaust.

            6.  A Changed World: The Continuing Impact of the Holocaust.

   Dr. Lindquist is the former chair of the history department of Snider High School.  He has worked earnestly as a partner for Holocaust education with our Federation for over twenty years.  He is a frequent presenter at national Holocaust conferences and has been part of our local team of Holocaust educators.

   The program is open to any adult and junior or senior in high school in the greater Fort Wayne area.  There is no cost for the series to Federation members.  Teachers and former Anne Frank volunteers and docents will not be charged the $5.00 non-member fee to cover the costs of materials.  The program is supported by The Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation, gifts from our members to the Annual Campaign and support from the United Way of Allen County.

   Registration in advance by telephone will be appreciated.  A commitment to attend all five sessions is not necessary, but suggested.  Please call the Fort Wayne Jewish Federation at 260-456-0400 or register by email to

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

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

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  Upcoming Events

Confronting the
Shoah starts
January 6

The two hour classes will begin at 7:00 P.M. and will be held on the following Tuesdays:

Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb.10 as the makeup day. 

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5200 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Phone:  260-456-0400
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Thoughtful Thursdays

Help Head Start Families

The bag assembly team for the Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays program meets at 10 a.m. on February 4 and 18, March 4 and 18, April 15, and May 6 and 20 to prepare food and educational items for each of the 86 families who attend Head Start at the Temple.  All are welcome to help.


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