Leadership Corner

JFGI Leadership shares its thoughts about a range of topics from Jewish camping to our Jewish community to Israel and more.

This Chanukah, the Future Shines Bright

Earlier this fall, I was privileged to be in a room with about two dozen Jewish professionals from across Indy. It was the first meeting our new 36 under 36 cohort and we had invited them to a “meet and greet.”  The excitement in the room and on the hybrid screen was palpable. We quickl…

Answering the Call to Share your Time, Talent, and Treasure

We will soon be entering the month of Elul on the Jewish calendar. This is the month that immediately precedes the High Holidays and is set aside as a time for introspection as we prepare ourselves for the upcoming Days of Awe. Synagogues blow the shofar each morning to wake us up and break …

Representation through Participation Key to Our Community’s DEI

If this magazine is any indication, we may finally be seeing the light at the end of the Covid tunnel! Looking through the contents, you will notice not only more in-person engagement programs than we have had in over 2 years, but also a diversity of people across the spectrum who are engage…

Relationships Matter

Relationships matter. A lot. In fact, for my first few months here in Indy, I have spent the majority of my time meeting people and listening to what they have to say. This process has been as enjoyable as it has been important. I can now state with some authority that the food in this city …

Thank You from Gigi Marks Felsher and Katy Cantor

In welcoming Marc Swatez this past January as the new CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, we turned in our office nameplates of Co-Interim Executive Directors with a sense of excitement for the new beginning our community will embrace in 2022. 
Marc brings leadership and e…