• JFGR Presents: Senior Schmooze!

    Senior Schmooze is a new program by the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids for our retired community members (65 and up). Over the next few weeks, we will be delivering food items such as Fresh Challah, Chicken Soup, and Grape Juice. It will be a delicious endeavor!

    Special thanks to the Ravitz Foundation for making this program happen!

  • Save the Date: 24th Annual Jewish Film Festival

    Save the Date!

    Sunday, April 24th - Thursday, April 28th.

    More information coming soon.

  • Coming Soon: 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.

  • 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.

  • The Collaborative Cookbook Project

    Stay tuned for some exciting news regarding the collaborative cookbook project! We are taking it in a new direction. Same great recipes, but with options like instructional videos, color photography, recipe commentary, tips, stories and more.

    We are still collecting content from the community, so click here to submit your recipes and photographs. Stay tuned for more information!

    Happy Eating!

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Facts

    The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) Clinical Services Division is working closely with the Michigan
    Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the federal Centers for Disease Control and
    Prevention (CDC) to prepare for the forthcoming novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

    Click the link below to view the update from the Kent County Health Department:

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • David and Susan Samrick Youth Scholarship Fund

    Your child may qualify for a camp scholarship through the David and Susan Samrick Youth Scholarship Fund of the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids. Applications are available here on our website, or by request by emailing nicole@jfgr.org. Click below for more information and signup.

  • Separating Facts from Fear: Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination for Children

    Q&A Session facilitated by Alison Bernstein, PhD. Panelists include Dr. Eve Bloomgarden, a Board-certified endocrinologist, a representative from the Kent County Health Department, and Cantor David Fair from the United Jewish School who will give a Jewish perspective on vaccination. Click Below to Watch the Recording. Links spoken about in the video are under the description of the YouTube video.

  • 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.

  • Menemsha Films

    Menemsha Films has been preparing to launch CHAIFLICKS, a streaming service dedicated solely to JEWISH themed films and entertainment.

  • 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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