Muses Workshop
"Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something....Blues!"
 Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 PM
At the Jewish Federation

The Muses Workshop Concerts presents Claricello in a chamber music concert entitled, "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something ...Blues!" 

In a wedding of musical styles, this concert explores Gregorian chant, jazz-inspired classical works, and other selections that highlight the marriage of sounds between the clarinet and cello including a newly commissioned work by Saint Mary's College faculty composer, Zae Munn.  Performers: Jason Gresl, clarinets - Lara Turner, cello.
 Suggested donation is $15 for adults $5 for child. A reception will follow. 
April Lunch 'n' Learn
Maintaining Cognitive Well-Being:
A Primer on Dementia and Preventative Measures
Presented by  John Bruinsma, Senior Services Navigator at 
St. Joseph Health Systems.
Wednesday, April 5 at 12:00 PM
Join us for our pre-Pesach Lunch 'n' Learn with guest John Bruinsma, who will help us better understand dementia, how it impacts the brain, and translates into behavioral and intellectual deficits. We will also discuss wellness practices that can help keep oneself cognitively health, and how care givers and loved ones can connect with loved ones who experience dementia in positive and meaningful ways. 

An RSVP is requested for this lunch to ensure we prepare enough food. 
 RSVP by calling 574-233-1164, emailing or register online by clicking here.
Israel Helping Wounded Syrians:
Aid Through Hostile Borders
Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM

Come hear the moving humanitarian story of two Israeli doctors who have treated wounded Syrians at Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya.

Dr. Yoav Hoffman - Assistant Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Department
& Dr. Tal Marshak - Senior Surgeon and Head of the Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Unit

This presentation is brought to you by Partnership2Gether,
a program of the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley

Please RSVP to 574-233-1164,  by email to,
or by clicking here to register online.

Jewish Family Services Passover Appeal

Jewish Family Services is still in need of cash and gift card (Midwest Kosher Deli, Martins, etc.) donations for our Annual Passover Appeal. Our Passover Appeal/Maot Chittim Fund, on a yearly basis, ensures that 50 of our families and community members have the necessary items needed for their Seder tables. 

There are three ways you can contribute to our Passover Appeal:
  • Visit the Jewish Federation to drop off your donation.
  • Visit our website and donate by clicking here (All donations for the food pantry made through April 5 will be applied to Passover Appeal).

Unto Every Person There is a Name

Volunteer Name Readers Needed
Monday, April 24 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On Monday, April 24 the Jewish Federation will be holding our Annual Unto Every Person There is a Name Memorial Program at the St. Joseph County Court House. As in years past, we invite members of the Jewish and non-Jewish community to take part in our program by reading names of victims of the Holocaust.

For more information please contact the Jewish Federation at 574-233-1164.