We welcomed the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne to its new home at the Rifkin Campus at 5200 in June 2014. At the Federation's annual meeting, a mezuzzah hanging ceremony was led by rabbis from Achduth Vesholom and Congregation B'nai Jacob to celebrate the occasion.
The Federation represents the Jewish community interests in Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. The Federation works to perpetuate and sustain Jewish life through programs and services to the Jewish community and works to ensure a thriving Jewish community.
Since 1921, the Jewish Federation has provided educational and cultural programs, helped to fight racism, and provided funds to help Jews and other people in peril here and throughout the world through a philanthropic fund drive.
The Federation provides funding assistance to encourage local Jewish youths to learn in Israel, sponsors a community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Day, hosts a People of the Book lecture, engages Fort Wayne youths each summer with Camp Joe Levine, brings in guest speakers on Israel and other topics, assists the needy through Thoughtful Thursdays and in emergency situations, and bring together the Jewish community for social events.