United Way has a COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund. They will assist with bills, rent, and food.

Call 1-866-211-9966 to receive a list of local agencies that will provide assistance.



Reach a counselor today if you are feeling sad, lonely, depressed or suicidal. Call 1-800-273-8255, text 741741 or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

At the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids, the health and safety of our employees and community are our number one priority. With cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) now emerging in West Michigan, we remain committed to playing our part in slowing the spread of this virus.

As a result, we have closed our office, and all employees are working remotely. We're confident in our ability to continue our operations without interruption. Please continue to call and email, we are here to serve the community.

The Jewish Federation has a responsibility to help our community minimize the spread of the virus, we are canceling all programs and meetings through June 18, 2020. This includes:


While we are being encouraged to practice social distancing - staying six or more feet away from each other to minimize the spread of germs - we can choose to stay close to each other through phone calls, emails, texts, and video calls. Please reach out to those who are ill or who may feel particularly isolated during this time. Let’s work to stay in contact with each other as much as possible until it is safe to gather as a community. 

We encourage everyone to follow the CDC guidelines and our local state guidelines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to protect yourself and others. Please be in touch with your doctor if you are sick and do not be around others if you are not feeling well; we each have a role to play to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.  

We look forward to the time we will resume normal activity. In the meantime, be safe and let us know how we can help. Check the Federation website for updates and new information at https://www.jewishgrandrapids.org/