In addition to a focus on Annual Reports and Board Instillations, the Jewish Federation’s Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for our members to join as a community to recap the year’s achievements.

Our Annual Meeting Highlights Traditionally Include:
  • Donor Recognition
  • Presentation of the Craig and Carol Kapson Scholarship Fund, the Lilian and Harvey Roland Scholarship, and the Neil and Leah Silver Advanced Degree Scholarship.
  • Leadership Recognition and Presentation of the Betty and Sam Schpok Spirit of Federation Award and the Robert Simon Leadership Development Award
  • Recognition of Outgoing Board of Directors Members
  • Election of Officers and Board of Directors

In addition, the community invites a speaker for the Bernard H. Natkow Community Lecture or schedules a performance by various types of entertainers through the Craig and Carol Kapson Cultural Arts Fund.

Our past Annual Meetings have hosted:
  • Jerry Silverman, President and CEO of Jewish Federations of North America, presented Dream the Impossible Dream
  • Andrew Berlin, owner of the South Bend Cubs, presented The Business of Making Memories
  • Susan Stone, Author and Folklorist, presented Telling Our Story, the Role Stories Play in Jewish Tradition
  • The Cat’s Pajamas, an acappella group, presented by the Carol and Craig Kapson Cultural Arts Fund
  • Bethamie Horowitz, Research Assistant Professor of Jewish Education at NYU, presented A Portrait of Jewish Americans: What Did the Pew Study Really Say?

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South Bend, IN 46615          

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