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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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Congregation Achduth Vesholom
5200 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Web site: www.templecav.org

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Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne


Who We Are: Our Mission

To support the well-being and continuity of the Jewish people
in greater Fort Wayne, in Israel, and throughout the world.


Statement on Recent Bomb Threats

“Bomb threats continue to be called in to Jewish centers around the nation.  So far, all such threats have been false alarms.  Yet the callers have achieved their goal – to make the Jews of America feel insecure and vulnerable.  This is a time when we American Jews should be taking our lead from our Israeli brothers and sisters.  We need to do all we can to protect our people while not letting these threats interfere with our going about our business of daily living.  If we are afraid to act or speak out, then our enemies have already won.”

Dr. Ronald Friedman, President
Jaki Schreier, Executive Director

Additional information is located here on the Jerusalem Post.


From the Jewish Federations of North America

Dear Friends,

Now entering its sixth year, the conflict in Syria continues to take a drastic toll on the lives of the Syrian people. With more than 11 million innocent civilians forced to flee, the humanitarian crisis has reached grave proportions. The situation in the besieged city of Aleppo is particularly dire, as reports of crimes against humanity have taken the suffering to a new level.

Our people have a long history of humanitarian activity aiding both Jews and non-Jews during times of crisis, and we know many of you are looking for a way to help. Jewish Federations are fortunate to partner with JDC and the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief (JCDR), which has been delivering humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees and displaced people since 2013. As people in Aleppo are being evacuated, the JCDR is working to ensure that essential items like food, medicine and clean water are delivered in as quick and efficient a manner as possible. You can help support their efforts by donating here or by contacting your local Jewish Federation.

Thank you,

Jerry Silverman
President & CEO
The Jewish Federations of North America

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs strongly condemns the atrocities currently underway in Syria, including the most recent executions of innocent civilians in Aleppo. JCPA calls on the Assad regime, as well as Russia and Iran, to put an end to the violence and seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict. 

“Today, we are left heartbroken and grieving at the senseless destruction currently underway in Aleppo,” said JCPA President and CEO, David Bernstein. “It is truly tragic that in this day and age, the international community has not figured out a way to prevent the mass slaughter of vulnerable populations. The images of children fleeing for their lives and of desperate posts on social media is a sobering reminder of the horror happening in Syria every day,” he added. “Never again means never again for everybody.”


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Upcoming Events



Western Galilee and
Central Region News

June 6-11, 2017 - Israel
Building stronger bridges for our educators


January 2, 2017 - Meeting location (TBD) - Mah Jongg lessons/tournament

February 1, 2017 - B'nai Jacob - Yavin Bamnolkar will come to discuss Ancient Jewish communities in India.



Save the Date


Brad Meltzer

7:30 pm
Rifkin Campus
5200 Old Mill Road



►January 27, 28 Indiana Jewish Historical Society Bicentennial

►Confronting the Shoah classes: Starting in January 2017

►March 6 People of the Book Brad Meltzer



  The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne (JFFW) cordially invites you to attend its six-session program Confronting the Shoah, taught by scholar Dr. David Lindquist.
   The program will be held at the Rifkin Campus (Temple Achduth Vesholom), 5200 Old Mill Road (one mile south of Foster Park) in Fort Wayne.

Wednesday, Jan 11

Tuesday, January 17

Tuesday, January 24

Tuesday, January 31

Tuesday, February 7

Tuesday, February 14

Each two-hour session will begin at 7:00 P.M. in the chapel.

The program is open to adults and high school juniors and seniors in the Fort Wayne/Northeastern Indiana area. There is no cost for teachers or Federation members. Other participants are asked to pay $5 to cover the cost of materials. Major funding for the program is provided by the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation and by gifts to the Federation’s Annual Campaign. 

To register, please contact the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne at 456-0400 or email office@fwjf.org.




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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
  • Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne
  • Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery Association
  • Madge Rothschild Resource Center
  • Brightpoint Head Start




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5200 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Phone:  260-456-0400
Fax:  260-456-0500

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Thoughtful Thursdays 

Be Part Of Our Team As We Begin 7th Year

The Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays volunteers are beginning a 7th year helping the 72 children who attend Brightpoint Head Start at the Temple. Under the leadership of Jamie Berger, our team will assemble bags on the dates listed below. All are welcome to assist.

Dates for assembling bags: 
  • Wednesday, December 7
  • Wednesday, January 18
  • Wednesday, February 1
  • Wednesday, March 1
  • Wednesday, April 12
  • Wednesday, May 3 (Final Bag)