Israel & Overseas

Working Locally to Connect Globally


For decades, the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis has been committed to the welfare of Jewish people worldwide. Even before the modern State of Israel was born, the Jewish community of Indianapolis has worked diligently to raise and allocate funds to rescue and assist Jews seeking refuge from lands across the globe.


Today, thousands of Jews in Israel and in 70 other countries depend on the Federation and our overseas partner agencies, including the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, World ORT, and the Ethiopian National Project, for a lifeline of programs that provide assistance with food, housing, rescue, and resettlement. Federation-funded programs and services also help to educate Jewish people, revitalize Jewish programming, and rebuild communities devastated by economic hardship and acts of war and terror.


The Federation is charged with the responsibilities of:


  • Working with our overseas partner agencies to understand the needs of our worldwide Jewish family

  • Working with other Federation departments to raise funds for vital needs (both through the Annual Campaign and specialized campaigns)

  • Working with Federation volunteers and committees to determine how funds can be allocated most effectively and efficiently

  • Working to engage more people in Federation programs and initiatives in Israel and worldwide

Ways to Give

Your donation of any size to the Jewish Federation has enormous impact, helping to meet our communities' urgent needs and build our vital future.

Heading to Israel?

 We can help you plan your trip, suggest an itinerary and tour guides, and offer interesting person-to-person experiences in the Western Galilee.

Traveling to Budapest?

Budapest is JFGI's partner city in Europe. We can help set up your visit, suggest an itinerary and tour guides, and offer interesting person-to-person experiences.

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