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.

  • Matching Gift - Increase Your Impact

    4 easy steps to increase your impact with a matching gift from your employer. Contact Cathy Winick, cathy@jfgr.org or 616-942-5553 x204 for more information.





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    4 easy steps to increase your impact with a matching gift from your employer. Contact Cathy Winick, cathy@jfgr.org or 616-942-5553 x204 for more information.





    Learn more

    4 easy steps to increase your impact with a matching gift from your employer. Contact Cathy Winick, cathy@jfgr.org or 616-942-5553 x204 for more information.





    Learn more

    4 easy steps to increase your impact with a matching gift from your employer. Contact Cathy Winick, cathy@jfgr.org or...

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    4 easy steps to increase your impact with a matching gift from your employer....

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  • PJ Library is now in Grand Rapids

    Do you have a child between ages 6 months and 8 years? Sign them up for a montlhy subscription to free Jewish themed books delivered right to the house.





    Do you have a child between ages 6 months and 8 years? Sign them up for a montlhy subscription to free Jewish themed books delivered right to the house.





    Do you have a child between ages 6 months and 8 years? Sign them up for a montlhy subscription to free Jewish themed books delivered right to the house.





    Do you have a child between ages 6 months and 8 years? Sign them up for a montlhy subscription to free Jewish themed books del...

    Do you have a child between ages 6 months and 8 years? Sign them up for a montlhy subs...

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  • This year is Bella’s first Seder.

    As a child in occupied Odessa, Ukraine, 81-year-old Bella Yurash was forced to share sleeping space on the floor of a family’s friend’s basement with her mother and younger sister — and rats.

    The most festive Jewish meal she can remember from that time were potato-peel pancakes.

    Now, Federation partner JDC brings matzah to Bella each year, and her homecare worker has promised to teach her recipes for Passover.

    JDC has been assisti...

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    This year is Bella’s first Seder.

    As a child in occupied Odessa, Ukraine, 81-year-old Bella Yurash was forced to share sleeping space on the floor of a family’s friend’s basement with her mother and younger sister — and rats.

    The most festive Jewish meal she can remember fr...

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    This year is Bella’s first Seder.

    As a child in occupied Odessa, Ukraine, 81-year-old Bella Yurash was forced to share sleeping space on the floor of a family’s friend’s basement ...

    Read More

    This year is Bella’s first Seder.

    As a child in occupied Odessa, Ukraine, 81-year-old Bella Yurash was forced to ...

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    This year is Bella’s first Seder.

    As a child in occupied Odessa, Ukraine,...

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    This year is Bella’s first Seder.

    As a chil...

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    This year is Bella’s ...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr

29

Film Festival

Celebration Cineman! North 2121 Celebration Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Apr

29

Film Festival -"Rosenwald"

Celebration Cineman! North 2121 Celebration Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Apr

30

Film Festival-"Bye Bye Germany"

Celebration Cineman! North 2121 Celebration Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

May

01

Film Festival "Muhi:Generally Temporary"

Celebration Cineman! North 2121 Celebration Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

May

02

JBN Lunch

Palio of Grand Rapids 545 Michigan NE
Grand Rapids, 49503