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The Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids is the cornerstone of our Jewish community. We are committed to taking care of the needs of the Jewish people and building a vibrant Jewish future, in Grand Rapids, in Israel and around the world.


The Root of Jewish Life

Want to know more about Federation? Learn how we make an impact in every facet of Jewish life.

Transforming Young Lives

Programs funded by Jewish Federation make a difference for disadvantaged youth across North America.

PJ Library Delivers Jewish Values

Federation connects Jewish children with their cultural and religious heritage. Learn more and sign up now.

Pew Study on American Jews

Participate in this discussion in regard to the future of the Grand Rapids Jewish community.

  • Support the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids

    The Jewish Federation Annual Campaign is designed to strengthen and support our Jewish community from the ground up. Your contribution will help us in our Annual Campaign. We can't do it without you.

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Why the Federation?

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Marisa Krishef on why she works at the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids.

Campaign 2019

You will be a superhero too when you send in your pledge card.

  • Donation Status

    View our current donation status and latest news from Lanny Thodey, Campaign Co-chair.

  • Benji Lovitt Event

    Cultural Council Spectrum Series Presents: A Night of Stand Up Comedy with American/Israeli Comedian.

  • Havdallah Celebration at Zoup!

    Join us as we celebrate Havdalah with the PJ Library, a program of The Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids. crafts and a tasty meal brought to you by Zoup!

  • Earth Day Celebration Concert

    Celebrate the wonders of growing up green with Parent’s Choice Award Winner, ShirLaLa, and the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids.

  • Jewish Festival Highlights

    We look forward to welcoming you at our 22nd Festival with new award-winning films from across the Jewish world, panels, guest speakers and more in a five-night celebration of culture and community.

  • PJ Library is now in Grand Rapids

    Do you have a child between ages 6 months and 8 years? Sign them up for a montlhy subscription to free Jewish themed books delivered right to the house.