From the Desk of Debby Barton Grant

Our Executive Vice President Debby Barton Grant shares her thoughts about a range of topics from Jewish camping to our Jewish community to Israel and more.

Inclusion is Inclusion is Inclusion

"You shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of the stranger, having yourselves been strangers in the land of Egypt." This verse from Exodus recalls the story of the upcoming Pesach (Passover) holiday and is still relevant today, even (or perhaps especially) within our own Je…

Remembering the Past, Confronting the Future

Each year on January 27, the world commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. While the day is always important and meaningful, this year’s anniversary feels especially significant given the murder of 11 Jews at Shabbat services at Tree of…

Inclusion and Accessibility

Since 2009, Jewish communities worldwide have observed Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) each February. ​JDAIM’s purpose is “to raise awareness and champion the rights of all Jews to be included and to participate in all aspects of Jewish life” and aims to rem…

Impact Provides Inspiration

For the first time in many years, we have produced an impact report and we were amazed by some of the numbers. We've included the full report with this issue. As just one example of a number that surprised when we put it all together, we provide more than 22,000 rides a year to people. That'…

May His Voice Live On

Senior executive of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis shares her personal experience with Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel