• Help us sustain and strengthen Jews locally, in Israel and around the world. Donate now.

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Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids

Providing for the cultural, social and financial needs of our community, world Jewry and the State of Israel

The Root of Jewish Life

Want to know more about Federation? Learn how we make an impact in every facet of Jewish life.

Transforming Young Lives

Programs funded by Jewish Federation make a difference for disadvantaged youth across North America.

PJ Library Delivers Jewish Values

Federation connects Jewish children with their cultural and religious heritage. Learn more and sign up now.

Pew Study on American Jews

Participate in this discussion in regard to the future of the Grand Rapids Jewish community.

  • Cultural Council presents Researching Your Jewish Roots

    Join genealogist Jennifer Alford for a presentation on Sunday, October 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Temple Emanuel.

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    Join genealogist Jennifer Alford for a presentation on Sunday, October 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Temple Emanuel.

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    Join genealogist Jennifer Alford for a presentation on Sunday, October 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Temple Emanuel.

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    Join genealogist Jennifer Alford for a presentation on Sunday, October 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Temple Emanuel.

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  • Make Your Impact - Volunteer

    Volunteering provides a unique opportunity for those in our community who might not participate in other programming to come together in a social setting while working on activities for various Jewish community organizations.


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    Volunteering provides a unique opportunity for those in our community who might not participate in other programming to come together in a social setting while working on activities for various Jewish community organizations.


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    Volunteering provides a unique opportunity for those in our community who might not participate in other programming to come together in a social setting while working on activities for v...

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  • Help us help the victims of Hurricane Irma and other 2017 hurricanes.

    Our network of local and international partners serves Jewish community members and all in need quickly, effectively, and with personal care. We fund urgently-needed basics like food and medicine, and long-term needs like trauma counseling.


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    Our network of local and international partners serves Jewish community members and all in need quickly, effectively, and with personal care. We fund urgently-needed basics like food and medicine, and long-term needs like trauma counseling.


    Donate Now

    Our network of local and international partners serves Jewish community members and all in need quickly, effectively, and with personal care. We fund urgently-needed basics like food and ...

    Donate Now

    Our network of local and international partners serves Jewish community members and all in need quickly, effectively,...

    Donate Now

    Our network of local and international partners serves Jewish community membe...

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  • Shawn Golan’s 80-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was stranded on the island in her kitchen while the floodwater rose all around her. For nearly six hours, strong currents on the streets around her house made it impossible for rescuers to reach her.

    “I would have put on my waders and rescued her myself,” Shawn said, “but there were whitewater rapids and I was afraid I’d become a statistic.”

    Monique Ritter, born in Paris, was a “hidden child,” protecte...

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    Shawn Golan’s 80-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was stranded on the island in her kitchen while the floodwater rose all around her. For nearly six hours, strong currents on the streets around her house made it impossible for rescuers to reach her.

    “I would have put on...

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    Shawn Golan’s 80-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was stranded on the island in her kitchen while the floodwater rose all around her. For nearly six hours, strong currents on ...

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    Shawn Golan’s 80-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was stranded on the island in her kitchen while the flo...

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    Shawn Golan’s 80-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was stranded on...

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