JFGI Connections

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

Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt for Popsie's Pantry

On March 3, Jewish Family Services held a family-friendly Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt to benefit Popsie's Pantry. (Team Glenn, pictured, finished first!) Don't worry if you missed it — you can do the activity on your own time! Just follow the instructions below (or click here to download…

Volunteer Spotlight: Katherine Schwartz

Katherine Schwartz worked with Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors in Jewish Family Services (JFS)' KAVOD group in preparation for and at JFS' 2018 Legal Aid Clinic. As an Associate Attoney and a fluent Russian speaker, Katherine was able to help Russian-speaking seniors understand the …

Beautifying the Albert & Sara Reuben Holocaust Memorial Garden

To earn his Eagle Scout rank, the highest possible rank in the Boy Scouts of America program, local teen Josh Friedman was tasked with developing, leading and executing a community service project benefitting a religious institution, school, or community. His involvement in the Indianapolis …

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…