In January 2020, the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana had a productive discussion with SCN's Chicago office about our collective community’s preparedness, safety, and security in this age of rising anti-Semitism. Our first step is to convene the entire Jewish community in Northwest Indiana for a Community Engagement Conversation to be led by Michael Masters, CEO of SCN. Masters will provide important context around Jewish community security and preparedness in a time of increased anti-Semitism and attacks against houses of worship.
We encourage all board members, staff, and congregation members to join us for this important conversation on Monday, February 24, 3:00pm at the Federation building. Our local police departments are also invited.
After a successful first gathering in January, the Partnership2Gether Global Virtual Book Club is excited to announce its second book selection: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.
Read the book, then join the...
ZOOM: VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB GATHERING
Sunday, May 3
Readers will be connected by an open WhatsApp group beginning March 2.
Questions? Contact Erica Yakovetz, Federation's Director of Communications & Programming, at 219-301-0960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARTNERSHIP2GETHER is a program of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Federations of North America, promoting people-to-people relationships through cultural, social, medical, educational and economic programs. Northwest Indiana's Partnership is between the 16 communities of the Central Area Consortium, Budapest (Hungary), and Israel's Western Galilee. P2G Western Galilee's mission is to promote mutually beneficial endeavors and forge relationships between the people of the US Central Area Consortium, Budapest and the Western Galilee through programs that build Jewish identity and strengthen ties and connections among and between our communities.
Over 130 people from 15 local Jewish, Christian, and Muslim congregations came together for our inspirational, multi-faith evening featuring Chicago’s acclaimed KEEPING FAITH: SISTERS OF STORY (sistersofstory.weebly.com). The event was held at the Jewish Federation in Munster on Thursday evening, February 6, 2020.
Aida Nozick, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana, shared this thought: “Now more than ever, our communities need to come together and focus on what unites us rather than what divides us.” The Jewish Federation has re-activated its Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC), which will be working to promote racial and religious understanding and build positive relations with our non-Jewish neighbors through education and engagement. Community members of all faiths are invited to sign up for a new JCRC email list for further news and events supporting interfaith relations.