Book Club
Monday, January 9 at 12:00 PM

Join our lay led book club for monthly discussions and a light lunch provided by members of book club. In January we will read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. For more information, please contact Monika at 574-233 1164 x 119 or
Dor Chadash Happy Hour
Wednesday, January 11 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
(prior to Hate Crimes 101 at the Jewish Federation.
See below for more information.)

Dor Chadash is our young adult group for
community members 21-45 years of age.

Come grab some pizza and a brew with our young adults at Polito's (401 N Hickory Rd, South Bend, IN 46615), followed by Hate Crimes 101, an interesting and informative presentation by the ADL at the Federation at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP by January 9th to Rowan at 574-233-1164 x106 or You can also RSVP online by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you there!
Save the Date!

The Community Relations Committee
of the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley invites you to attend:

"Hate Crimes 101"
Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00 PM
at the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley

Miriam Zeidman, Midwest Legal Counsel for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  This 90 minute interactive program will address the unique nature of hate crimes and discuss the elements of hate crime laws and the difference between hate crimes and bias incidents.

 Given the rise in the number of hate crime incidents across the country, we are taking this initiative to educate the public and to support the passage of a Hate Crimes bill by the Indiana General Assembly.

A dessert reception will follow.
Please RSVP by calling 574-233-1164 or rsvp online by clicking here so that we can arrange proper seating. For more details contact Bob Feferman, Community Relations Director, at
Help us plan Purim! 

Come help us plan the most fun holiday on the Jewish calendar!! Let's take the best of last years and add some new spice to it.

We are looking for volunteers for our Purim Committee- a short term committee (January-March) that will work with Efrat, our Shlicha, on planning our famous Purim Carnival, scheduled for Sunday, March 5, 2017. 

This is a community event and we are hoping that each congregation will have representatives on this committee. You can ask to join through your congregation or if you prefer, you can contact the Federation directly by contacting Efrat at 574-233-1164 x 107 or .