During this season of uncertainty and social distancing, one constant that will sustain the Greater Indianapolis Jewish community is our ability to connect with one another. When we make the effort to reach out to our friends, family, and neighbors—locally, in Israel, and around the world—we can continue to build and strengthen all that makes Jewish Greater Indianapolis an incredible community.

Our partner agencies, organizations, and synagogues across Indiana are coming together to create opportunities for our entire community in new, dynamic, and innovative ways. It’s truly inspiring to see our community come together in this way.  We are working to ensure that everyone can continue to engage and thrive Jewishly online. We will continue to connect with purpose through virtual spaces – even when we cannot connect in person.

This resource center will continue to grow and evolve as new opportunities to connect and engage are developed and shared across the community. Whether you’re looking for a way to engage with ritual or spiritual content; resources to share with your family; entertainment, virtual volunteering, or learning opportunities; our Jewish community has you covered.

Have a great Jewish virtual resource or event to share? Submit them here.

See Federation’s COVID-19 Resource Page for breaking news and important community updates.

The Jewish Federations of North America has also curated a list of resources and experiences, which can be found with the button below.

Upcoming Virtual Events:

  • Saturday mornings 9a-10a, we’re moving our Bible Study online as well. Study the Torah portion of the week with our clergy for an interactive hour each Shabbat morning through a Zoom link from ih...

  • Please bring a chumash (5 Books of Moses plus commentary, with accompanying prophetic readings) and join us!

    Justin Kerber is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Cong. Beth Shalom To...

A Note from Jewish Family Services

While many of our agency operations are closed due to COVID-19, Jewish Family Services still commits to serving and being there for those in need. With safety in mind, we have case workers who can answer your call. They can help assist you by making meaningful referrals and provide direct service that focuses on premiere social work case management. Please call (317) 259-6822 and leave a voicemail or email socialservices@jfgi.org

As this pandemic unfolds, our department has received an overwhelming amount of service requests, and we anticipate an increased need for food, financial assistance, and emotional support. Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate gift cards

    • Gift cards for Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joes, Target, Gas, Amazon and Visa are especially helpful for clients during this time. Please send gift cards to JFS at 6905 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

  • Donate food

    • Food for Popsie’s Pantry can be dropped off during the week from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Please ring the bell to notify staff that food has been brought.

  • Give a monetary donation

    • Donations to Emergency Services, Popsie’s Pantry or other vital services can be made at www.jewishindianapolis.org/jfs

    • Checks can be sent to JFS at 6905 Hoover Road.

  • Share our posts on Facebook

    • Help us spread word on social media! We will be posting our current needs, volunteer opportunities, and important updates. Stay tuned at https://www.facebook.com/indyjfs/

 

The Monthly Lunch Program has gone VIRTUAL!

In light of our new reality of social distancing, we want to still make sure that we are able to come together.  For that reason, we are continuing the Lunch Program VIRTUALLY!  What that means is we are still pairing you and asking you to not meet in person, but rather online for lunch or coffee to connect.

Some forms of online meetups can be (but there are many more available);

  • Facebook Video Chat

  • Facetime

  • Zoom

  • Skype

  • Whatsapp

Feel free to sign up for a pairing today!!!

I'm Interested in Helping

We've been hearing a resounding desire from community members to find ways to help others. No one knows what to expect in the near future, but if your interested, ready and able we want to hear from you! Please fill out the form below. We are not sure what the requests from our community will be but we will reach out to you as needs arise. 

If you or a loved one need assistance please call Jewish Family Services at (317) 259-6822.

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