Our Staff

These hardworking people are the backbone upon which our programs, services, and facilities run. 

Meet the Board

Each year brings fresh challenges and new opportunities. Working together with staff and volunteers, and utilizing their diverse talents, the board strives to serve the Jewish community - both here and in Israel, and to help secure an inclusive and active community for years to come.

Our board is committed to the success of coordinated fund raising, community-wide programming, family and community services, and educational activities for every stage in life.   

The Jewish Federation is a 501c3 non profit. For more information on our mission, policies, and annual reports, please contact the Jewish Federation.


Michael Kirsch, President

Anne Feferman, Vice President

Alon Shemesh, Vice President

Megan New, Secretary

Mara Boettcher, Treasurer

David Ravitch, Immediate Past President

Board of Directors

Joshua Eisenman

Marlene Hollenkamp

Dov Honick

Elisheva Lerman

Sarah Nerenberg

Cristyne Porile

Jason Schwartz

Jennifer Schwartz

Simon Springer

Offices Housed at the Jewish Federation

Please note the Michiana Jewish Historical Society and Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery Association do not keep regular office hours. Please contact them directly to set up a time to meet with them.

Michiana Jewish Historical Society

Maggie Goldberg, Executive Director 


Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery Association

Tammie Blackman Brown, Superintendent


Upcoming Events

Contact Us

The Jewish Federation
of St. Joseph Valley

3202 Shalom Way
South Bend, IN 46615          

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M - Th: 9:00am - 5:00pm
F: 9:00am - 5:00pm Daylight Savings     
    9:00am - 3:00pm Standard
Sun: Varies dependent on programming
Sat: Closed

We observe most federal and Jewish holidays. To find out which ones affect our hours