The South Bend Jewish Community

Sinai Synagogue is located in South Bend, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from downtown Chicago.  The South Bend metropolitan area has a population of 300,000+.  In addition to being home to the University of Notre Dame (where a significant number of Sinai members serve on the faculty), the South Bend area hosts several other colleges and universities, as well as two major regional medical centers and a broad range of industries.

There has been a Jewish community in the South Bend area since the mid-1800s.  The Jewish community remains active and vibrant, with several synagogues, markets that carry kosher food, a Hebrew Day School, and the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley.  The Jewish Federation, situated on a beautiful 27-acre campus, hosts community programs, educational activities, temporary art exhibits, and Jewish family services, and coordinates the Jewish Welfare Fund.

If you are considering moving to the South Bend area, we would be happy to talk to you not only about our synagogue (of which we are very proud), but also about the many positive features of Jewish life in the broader South Bend community.

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