Don't Miss This
 The Jewish Family Services Food Pantry
Needs Gas Cards

The Jewish Family Services Food Pantry is in need of gas cards. Gas cards help offset the cost of travel to places of employment, medical appointments, school, social service appointments, and job interviews. We request gas cards be purchased in $25 increments and be dropped off or mailed to the Jewish Federation at 3202 Shalom Way, South Bend, IN 46615.

Saying Goodbye to Efrat
Thursday, August 3, at 4:00 PM
(Immediately Following Camp)

Join the staff and campers as we say goodbye to Efrat Naor, our Israeli Shlicha before she returns to Israel.  Refreshments and ice cream will be served, and RSVPs are requested. To RSVP please call 574-233-1164 or email

From our friends at the Michiana Jewish Historical Society

You're invited to Finding Your Jewish Roots!
Co-presented by the Michiana Jewish Historical Society and the South Bend Area Genealogical Society

Admission is FREE - please RSVP
Sunday, July 23, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m.
at the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley
3202 Shalom Way, South Bend, Indiana 46615

Join us for a fun and informative afternoon as  we learn about resources available to anyone interested in researching family genealogies. Just curious about what's going on in the world of Jewish genealogy? 
This event is for you too!

Featured presenter,  Jennifer Alford, will cover a wide variety of topics related to Jewish genealogy, including Jewish history, unique Jewish historical records, Jewish resources, research strategies, and more!  And she'll probably have some knowledge about our Jewish community because she was brought up here! (She's a cousin to Posi Tucker and Mike Krueger.)
For those inclined, please bring a laptop or tablet and our experts on hand will help you get started on your own research endeavors.


1:00 - 1:30 - Genealogy 101 presented by Alice Clark
1:30 - 2:30 - Presentation by Jen Alford
2:30 - 3:30 - Q&A
3:30 - 4:00 - End meeting