UPDATE AS OF 7.1.2020: The Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids office is now open. You may visit the office at our regular work hours, but please wear a mask. Please click here for more information and updates on COVID-19.




These are uncertain, unprecedented and highly challenging times for our community, our country, Israel and the world.  An intrinsic part of the Jewish Federations’ core mission is “Kol Yisrael arevim zeh b’zeh” (each of us is responsible for one another). Our shared Jewish values provide a roadmap for weathering this storm, and we will translate those values into community-defining actions, saving lives, caring for the sick and acts of kindness. While the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids follows the guidelines to maximize public health and safety by cancelling events, we remain very much open for business. Our job is to help those in need during a time of great existential and economic insecurity.

  • Menemsha Films

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

  • Shop with Amazon Smile to Support JFGR

    Please consider shopping on Amazon Smile. 0.5% of each sale will go towards JFGR. This is a great way to support the Grand Rapids Jewish community at no extra cost!

  • 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!

  • PJ Library Virtual Resources

    As communities seek to lower the impact of COVID-19, many families are spending a lot of time at home with their kids. One great way to pass time with your little ones is to read PJ Library books! Here are other ideas for ways to stay busy and have fun at home.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

More from JFGR

The Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids is the cornerstone of our Jewish community. We are committed to taking care of the needs of the Jewish people and building a vibrant Jewish future, in Grand Rapids, in Israel and around the world.


JFGR Film - Campaign 2019

JFGR Film for Campaign 2019

Shavuot Song - Marisa

Shavuot Song with Cantor Marisa Krishef

Container Garden - Nicole

Creating a Container Garden with Nicole Katzman

  • Campaign Update

    View our current donation status and latest news from Lanny Thodey, Campaign Co-chair.

  • JFGR Newsletter

    Check out the JFGR Newsletter through this link. 2020 Newsletters now available.