• Crisis in Ukraine - Act Now!

    Jewish Federations have been in Ukraine for decades, both caring for the most vulnerable of our extended Jewish family and rebuilding a vibrant Jewish community where it had been all but decimated by 70 years of Communist rule. With the Russian invasion now underway and multiple locations under fire, support for the Jewish community is needed urgently.

  • Update on Ukrainian Crisis

    After one-and-a-half months of fighting, the war continues in Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians, including tens of
    thousands of Jews, have fled the country and millions of others are internally displaced. Jewish Federations
    and our partners continue to work together to ensure that urgent relief reaches the most needy.

    Click Here below for more information

  • Save the Date: JFGR Annual Community Picnic

    Join us on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6pm for the Annual Community Picnic, Hosted by JFGR.
    Location: Manhattan Park Pavilion, East Grand Rapids.

    Sponsored by the Leven and Finkelstein families. Join us for food, live music by Marc Rossio, a bounce house, PJ Library story time & crafts, and more.

  • Coming Soon, June 30, 2022: Holocaust Memorial Website

    A new project created in partnership with Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids aims to preserve the stories of Holocaust survivors who settled in the Grand Rapids area.

    Launching before the end of the year, a special website dedicated to the survivors will feature personal interviews, photos, archives and more, capturing their journeys both during and after World War II.

  • The Collaborative Cookbook Project

    We are officially under construction! Thank you for continuing to submit recipes. We are looking for the following categories: appetizers, mains, desserts, Passover & holiday, Vegan/Vegetarian, sides, and international (e.g. Russian, Sephardic, Mizrahi, “old country” etc.)

    A reminder that we are accepting recipes and content via www.JFGR.org, mailing to the Federation office, or by email: evan@jfgr.org. Keep them coming!

  • Download the JFGR App Today! (iOS Only)

    The Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids is excited to introduce our new app. Now you can stay connected and up-to-date on everything federation from your iPhone or iPad. Programming, news, social services, and volunteering opportunities are now just a click away. Click the link below to download.

  • Need a Ride?

    Doctors appointment, grocery store or pharmacy? Let us take you where you want to go.
    Contact Julianna Schrier, Community Connector at 616.942.5553 x206 or Julianna@JFGR.org to schedule your ride.
    All rides need 24 hour advance notice. Hours of service: 8am to 8pm.

    Click Below for more details.

  • JFGR Information Update Form

    The Federation is updating our database and needs your help. If you have a new address, change your email or phone number in the last three years, please fill out this form and hit submit. Thank You!

  • Young Adult Division (YAD) Interest Form

    JFGR is in the process of updating our database. We are interested in hearing from you and making certain we have your correct contact information. If you are in your 20sand 30s and want to participate in future YAD programs, please fill out the survey. Thanks!

  • Virtual Streicker Seminars

    During these confusing and challenging days, many of you will find yourselves at home more than usual and we want to offer you ways to use that time to excite your mind, learn something new and distract yourself from the uncertainty.

  • Support the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids

    The Jewish Federation Annual Campaign is designed to strengthen and support our Jewish community from the ground up. Your contribution will help us in our Annual Campaign. We can't do it without you.

  • Campaign Update

    View our current donation status and latest news from Linda Pestka, Campaign Chair. Coming Soon.

  • Donate Now

    Your contribution will help to support those in need in our local community and Israel. We can't do it without you!







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