Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Fort Wayne Jewish Federation

  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • www.jewishfortwayne.org

Mission Statement

The Fort Wayne Jewish Federation seeks to embody the core tradition of Tzedakah: righteousness and social justice. There is no Hebrew word for charity. Mindful that "each Jew is responsible for one for another" the Federation shall act as a cohesive force among the local Jewish organizations, shall create a climate of respect for the diversity of Jewish ideas and practices, and shall be the Jewish voice in working with the larger community. According to our mission statement, the Federation shall: 1. Foster continuity and growth while seeking to preserve and strengthen Jewish life; 2. Study, plan, and provide for the present and future social, education, cultural and welfare needs of the local Jewish community; 3. Support Israel as well as American and World Jewry; 4. Raise, allocate and disburse the resources needed to meet the Federation's goals and responsibilities; 5. Foster, support and safeguard religious freedom and civil rights The FWJF is 85 years old. We are a direct link in the continuation of the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olom (Repair of the World). As modern Jewish citizens of the area and the country, we are committed to social justice and furthering harmonious relations between the majority and minority members of our community and nation. Many of our programs serve the community without regard to race, creed, religion, ethnicity, or gender. Many programs and activities are provided without charge to the community in order to share the cultural heritage of the Jewish community.

ruling year

1942

Principal Officer

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Mr. Jeffrey L. Gubitz

Keywords

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rescue,racism,Israel, Holocaust education,refugees,

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Also Known As

FWJF

EIN

35-0869051

 Number

2368683819

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

The FWJF operates a variety of programs. We provide cultural and educational programs to the community featuring top Jewish themed performers and speakers. We serve to educate and communicate the issues in the Middle East in a fair and objective manner. We operate a transient/emergency aid program under contract with the United Way of Allen County.

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Fort Wayne Jewish Federation, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Fort Wayne Jewish Federation

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Principal Officer

Mr. Jeffrey L. Gubitz

BIO

Jeff Gubitz has a long history of communal work as a paid professional and as a volunteer. He has held top management positions in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He has been honored for his efforts to fight racism and foster community.Excutive Director Jeff Gubitz is the recipient of the Associated Churches Peace and Justice Commission Award for his work in promoting peace and justice in the community. He is the recipient of the NAACP President's Award for his efforts to fight racism and bigotry in the community and was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Region III Social Workers Ass'n..

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