Who We Are

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis


The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is your center for philanthropy—a vibrant network of people, agencies, programs and services that maintain and strengthen the Jewish community.

Whenever a Jew is in need, the Federation is there. 

  • When thousands of Jews from the Former Soviet Union came to Indianapolis, the Federation provided apartments, food, English language classes and job training. 
  • When local Jewish elderly required additional services, the Federation and the Jewish Community Relations Council partnered with local, state and federal legislators to bring the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Program to Indianapolis (now Elder-Friendly Communities). 
  • When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Jewish and general communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the Federation mobilized the local community through clothing, food and monetary assistance drives.

The Federation is the connection to the entire Jewish community—in Indianapolis, in Israel and around the world. 

What We Offer


Our programs and events are designed to further our mission, engaging and connecting our community today and tomorrow.


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.

Constituent and Beneficiary Agencies


Our programs and events are designed to further our mission, engaging and connecting our community today and tomorrow.

The JCC of Indianapolis, guided by Jewish values and traditions, provides inclusive experiences that lead to personal growth and community building. At the J, you'll find cultural arts programs, fitness classes and facilities, youth and adult sports, a kosher cafe, early childhood education, afterschool care, summer day camp, a water park, and more.

As the public affairs, interfaith, intergroup, and media relations arm of the organized Jewish community, the JCRC’s mission is to safeguard Jews in the U.S., in Israel, and around the world by combating antisemitism through relationship-building and education.

Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis creates a learning environment that fosters the religious, social and academic growth of all students. All students are encouraged to work toward producing at maximum potential. In pursuit of academic excellence, we emphasize basic skills, higher-order thinking and life long learning.

At Hooverwood Living, we recognize each resident as a unique individual. We care for the whole person in an energetic, active, and social environment. Our goal is to provide a home where residents can thrive.


Synagogue and Jewish Organizations


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