Amit Matityau
Resilience under Rocket Attacks: Growing up in the Israeli Border Town of Sderot

Join us to hear an engaging story of big challenges,
courage and strength! 

Thursday, February 6th
7:00 PM
at the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley

Amit Matityau, the Shaliach from Chattanooga, will tell us about his life growing up in the Israeli town of Sderot on the Gaza border which has been the target of thousands of rockets and mortar rounds over the past 19 years.

Let us know you are coming! To make your RSVP, please call
574-233-1164 .
Volunteer for Purim Carnival, 2020!
Sunday, March 8th
1:00-3:30 PM

Join us, for the 2020 Annual Purim Carnival! This year, we will not only have fun  new games, arts & crafts  and  Hamantashen , but we will also be voting for Shushan's next king and queen!

This year we're making some exciting new changes, and making Purim better than ever, and we need your help!

Please   CLICK HERE , to sign up as a volunteer 
Thank you so much, we really appreciate everybody's help!
The Dialogue Project: Environmental Cooperation in the Middle East
Thursday Jan 30 at 5 PM
(Reception beginning at 4:30)
Jenkins-Nanovic Hall Mediation Room, B001
The Dialogue Project is an initiative of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, an amazing program in Israel that I attended many years ago. I was in Israel this past summer and it was incredible to see their impact in environmental peace-building initiatives, particularly in building bridges between Palestinians and Israelis and between Jordanians and Israelis.

There is guest parking at the bookstore right across the street from Jenkins-Nanovic. Please call 574-233-1164 X 1807, if you have any questions.
Meet Rabbi Moshe from Kokomo, Indiana
Sunday, February 9th
11:00 AM
at Synai Synagogue
Judaism thriving in Kokomo? It’s true! Congregation Yeshivat Tzion in Kokomo, a young congregation, boasts about 100 converts.

The leader, Roosevelt Solomon Jr. was born in Kokomo in 1952. The son of a Baptist minister, he discovered during a trip to Israel that many of his principles aligned more closely with Judaism than with Christianity. He converted, attended Rabbinical Seminary International, became Rabbi Moshe, and then established congregation Yeshivat Tzion. Rabbi Moshe also oversees a food pantry that feeds over two hundred families a month and a prison ministry aiding Jewish men behind the walls. The congregation is primarily African American, as is Rabbi Moshe, and innovative expressions of Judaism have flourished.
Join us on February 9th, to hear more from Rabbi Moshe and meet some of his congregants. Refreshments will be served!

Please CLICK HERE , to let us know you will be attending!