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. 


Happy New Year!

 We all have the opportunity to reflect upon our personal actions and consider the impact we have on others.

Here at the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne we are especially grateful to our many volunteers, donors and friends whose actions build, strengthen and care for our Jewish community across the Fort Wayne area and around the world every day.

On behalf of the Staff and Board of Directors, I wish you a sweet New Year, filled with peace, health and prosperity!


Jaki Schreier, Executive Director


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.



If you are interested in attending the GA, please give Jaki a call 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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   See How Far Your Gelt Goes

8 Ways Your gift to the 2014-2015 
Annual Campaign Will Help Jews Across Fort Wayne, in Israel
and Around the World

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


Chris Nicola on 21 Alive


10-Year Jewish Calendar



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.





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

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of North America


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Thoughtful Thursdays Bag Assembly Team

Beginning our 6th Year Of Program 

New Space and New Goal for Thoughtful Thursdays

Thoughtful Thursdays kicked off its sixth year in September helping Brightpoint Head Start families when our Bag Assembly Team gathered in our beautiful new “headquarters” at the Temple. Our relocation down the hall – next to the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne offices - came as part of remodeling for the Rifkin Campus at 5200 project.

 We successfully completed our Apple Project Fundraiser by raising enough money to provide each of our Head Start families with a bag of fresh apples. Our new goal is to find additional funding to offer more fresh fruits and vegetables.

 During the current school year, this Jewish community project will provide food, household and educational items for 72 students and their families, down from 86 last year. The smaller number is because Head Start now is offering full-day preschool in two classrooms and one half-day class instead of only a half-day program.

 Thoughtful Thursdays is a joint project of Congregation Achduth Vesholom, Congregation B’nai Jacob, and the Jewish Federation. We are seeking donations of tissues and canned tuna or canned chicken. Please drop them off at either congregation. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jamie Berger at jberger02@comcast.net or (260) 672-8715.‚óŹ


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