We are Stronger Together

Shalom Chaverim (Dear Friends),


On this Shabbat, our message to you is that WE ARE HERE for you. JFGI will continue to create a vibrant, engaged, inclusive, and sustainable Jewish community, while responding to and addressing the evolving needs of our community’s members. This has been our mission for 115 years, supporting Jews in need and enhancing Jewish communal life, even during the most challenging times for our community, country, or world.

At this time JFGI has suspended all non-essential programming but will continue providing essential services to those in need. These decisions are multi-faceted, complex, and sometimes difficult.  And while being a warm and welcoming place for people of all ages and backgrounds is one of our top priorities, we must also keep our community and our facilities safe and secure. We have created a new page on Jewishindianapolis.org to provide up-to-date information about closures, cancellations, postponements, and related updates.

We are also exploring creative ways for members of our community to remain engaged and connected with each other and our agencies through technology and virtual platforms. We encourage you to reach out to us with your suggestions for ways that we can continue to meaningfully connect with one another while maintaining appropriate social distancing protocols.

JFGI has spent much of the past week in regular communication with community members and organizations discussing how we can help keep people connected, while ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our community get the assistance they need in the safest way possible. We encourage anyone who may need support during this difficult and stressful time to reach out to either our Jewish Family Services (317-259-6822) or JFGI (317-726-5450).

As we prepare to welcome Shabbat, we at JFGI think about those who are affected by this pandemic, whether directly or indirectly, whether they are half-way around the world, or our neighbor next-door.  Together, we will help, and we can start by saying a prayer for healing, mishabarach, for all those in need.

We are Stronger Together.

Wishing you and your loved ones a warm Shabbat Shalom,

Debby Grant, CEO & Beth Klapper, President


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