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To support the well-being and continuity of the Jewish people in greater Fort Wayne, in Israel, and throughout the world.

It is with great sadness that we share the horrific and heartbreaking news of yet another hate-crime shooting, this time in Pittsburgh, PA.

During religious ceremonies at Tree of Life, a 150 year old Jewish congregation, alleged gunman, Robert Bowers, opened fire murdering eleven people and injuring many others.  At least four police officers were hit in an exchange of gunfire with the shooter.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pittsburgh Jewish community.  The peace of Shabbat was brutally shattered and lives tragically lost.  All of us stand with our brothers and sisters there.

Difficult days are ahead in Pittsburgh.  Let us all condemn antisemitism against the Jewish people and Israel in all its evil forms.

May the memories of those whose lives were lost be a blessing to all.  Our thoughts are with their families at this time.

Ben Eisbart
President, Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne

Jaki Schreier
Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne

Rabbi Lenny Sarko
Congregation Achduth Vesholom

Ellen Tom
President, Congregation Achduth Vesholom

Rabbi Mitchell Kornspan
Congregation B'nai Jacob

Pam Friedman
President, Congregation B'nai Jacob

On behalf of the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel who are under intense Hamas terrorist rocket attacks from Gaza. We call upon elected officials and governments in the United States and countries throughout the world to join us in condemning these rocket attacks and supporting the State of Israel in its right to defend itself and protect the lives of its citizens.

Ben Eisbart, PresidentJaki Schreier, Executive Director



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Be Part Of Our Team As We Begin 7th Year

The Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays volunteers are beginning a 7th year helping the 72 children who attend Brightpoint Head Start at the Temple. Under the leadership of Jamie Berger, our team will assemble bags on the dates listed below. All are welcome to assist.

Dates for assembling bags: 
  • Wednesday, December 7
  • Wednesday, January 18
  • Wednesday, February 1
  • Wednesday, March 1
  • Wednesday, April 12
  • Wednesday, May 3 (Final Bag)


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