JFGI Connections

These are the voices that connect us as a Jewish community.

Chai Mitzvah Kicks Off: Welcome Messages from Your Directors

From David Heilbron, JFGI Director of Youth Philanthropy and Connection:

"Welcome to an amazing year of Chai Mitzvah! My role as Community Coordinator is all about making your year of learning, social action and exploration as meaningful and engaging as possible. I’m looking forward to be…

Indy-Israel Virtual Chanukah Celebration

For Chanukah 2018, students at the Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis and Sulam Tsur school in Nahariya, Israel (part of our Partnership2Gether Western Galilee region) connected over Zoom conference call and in Eureka World's virtual reality to celebrate together and kick off a project wh…

Strategic Plan Update - June 6, 2018

On June 5, nearly 50 members of our Jewish community met to engage in strategic planning for the Federation.  Attendees included a mixture of Federation board members, past presidents, lay leaders, partner and beneficiary agency leadership, representatives of several congregations, and memb…

Mission Trip to Ethiopia and Israel - Greg Maurer

 “You don’t know me and I don’t know you

but we are the Jewish People”

-The Jews, by Yehuda Amichai

I have just recently returned from Ethiopia and Israel. I went on this mission to hear another part of the global Jewish story, to weave another thread into the fabric of my Je…