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The LEADS program educates involved young professionals in Indianapolis about the mission and impacts of the Jewish Federation. This four-part series will prepare each participant to take their next step in the Jewish community, while also serving as a great way to network with involved peers in Indianapolis.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with four unique sessions focused on the work of the Jewish Federation and the impacts made in our Indianapolis Jewish community. Sessions are scheduled for the evenings of August 7, August 20, and September 4, and during the day on September 15.
Community Garden Volunteering

Sun., July 21 | 10 am
Helpings of Hope (465 E. 86th St.)

Join 20- and 30-somethings in the Jewish Community as MoPo Indy (Moishe Pod), NEXTGen and Jewish Family Services work together in the Helpings of Hope Community Garden. This garden helps serve the local refugee population and supplies fresh produce to local food pantries as well. Spaces is limited so please RSVP ASAP!

*Funds provided by the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis through JFGI Collaboration Grants.

Note: This event takes place on Tzom Tammuz (Fast of Tammuz), a minor fast in the Jewish tradition that begins the three-week period leading up to Tisha B'Av. While work is traditionally permitted on this day, we acknowledge it may not be ideal for those who are fasting to take part in this volunteer opportunity. If you observe the fast and are concerned about participating, please feel free to reach out to We will also have additional community garden volunteering opportunities in August and October.
Learn more and sign up
Nice Jewish Brunch

Sun., July 28 | 11 am-12:30 pm
The Garden Table (342 Mass. Ave.)

Join JFGI NEXTGen and the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council for our LGBTQ+ brunch. Each brunch seeks to provide a space for LGBTQ+ Jews and allies, and offers an opportunity for discussion around different topics that affect us all.
LGBTQ+ Jewish communal outreach and programming is being generously funded by Stuart Kurlander and David Martin.
Learn more and RSVP
August Happy Hour

Tues., Aug. 13 | 6-8 pm
Rebar (20 N. Delaware St.)

Join NEXTGen for our monthly happy hours on the second Tuesday of every month!
Backpack Attack 2019
We are so thankful for the community support in previous years and hope we can count on you for this year's annual Backpack Attack! Our goal is to help local children gain confidence and the tools to succeed by donating new school supplies to families in need.

Donations can be dropped off at Jewish Family Services (6905 Hoover Rd.)

Questions? Contact Rachel at

Don't have time to shop? Make an online donation or use JFS' Amazon wishlist!
Questions? Email NEXTGen Director Matt Kramer-Morning at

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