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 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. 



Shirley Busack was a long term member of the Fort Wayne Jewish community.  She taught Sunday School and was active in the Temple and the Jewish Federation until she moved to Indianapolis for work.  Shirley suffered a debilitating stroke and is not likely to walk or talk again.  The long-term plan is to bring her back to a rehabilitation center in Fort Wayne to be closer to her family.
Her son, Christopher, is grappling with the financial cost of her care.  With the mounting medical expenses, the family could really use some help.  Christopher has sent up a GO FUND ME site where donors can contribute to assist with Shirley’s medical expenses.
If you need more information, please contact Deborah Worpell at 260-497-7397.  Deborah is very close to the Busacks and is actively trying to help out the family.  She has agreed to be a point of contact.
Any donation you can give is greatly appreciated by the family.


If interested, please call Jaki Schreier at 260-456-0400.  
Federation subsidies are available
$750 subsidy is available to the
first 10 Federation members
who make application.  Details of trip.

BIG BONUS!!  Sign up for BOTH PARTS above and you’ll receive a $1000 subsidy* from our

P2G Central Area Consortium!  THAT’S EQUAL TO REGISTERING FOR P2G@20 FREE!

*Note:  Eligibility is based on those who live within the 13 US Central Area Consortium Cities and

contribute to their local Jewish Federation.


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Campaign 2015-2016

At the inspiring Campaign Opener on November 2, 2015, we asked those in attendance to make your 2015-2016 pledge to the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, and if at all possible, to increase your gift over your last year’s pledge.  Cards will be 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.

Jaki Schreier, Executive Director

Ron Friedman, President


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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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We are now located in

what has been renamed as
Rifkin Campus at 5200

Created from stone and bronze by Sculptor Cary Shafer, the sign on Old Mill Road highlights the Rifkin Campus at 5200 Partners: Congregation Achduth Vesholom, the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery Association, the Madge Rothschild Resource Center, and Brightpoint Head Start.

The Madge Rothschild Resource Center, scheduled to open in Fall 2016, is the centerpiece of the Temple's vision for the future. Designed by Architect Richard Wismer, the 3,150-square-foot space will include the Rabbi Richard B. Safran Library and the Jacob L. Goldman Memorial Museum. The Resource Center will focus on the Jewish Experience in Northeast Indiana over the past two centuries, as well as Holocaust education, in an effort to strive for greater understanding among all faiths and peoples. Plans include an 1,100-square-foot inner courtyard with proposed sculpture garden visible from the Resource Center.





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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

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Thoughtful Thursdays Bag Assembly Team

Beginning our 6th Year Of Program 

Our Bag Assembly Team will next meet on Wednesday, December 2 and 16 at 10 a.m. at the Temple. 
Tissues, Canned Tuna & Chicken Needed 
We are seeking donations of tissues, canned tuna and canned chicken. Donations may be dropped off at the Temple. Thoughtful Thursdays is a joint project of Congregation Achduth Vesholom, Congregation B’nai Jacob, and the Jewish Federation.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jamie Berger at jberger02@comcast.net or (260) 672-8715.‚óŹ


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