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The South Bend Jewish community is a small, vibrant community consisting of over 100 families with our shul its central communal institution. Our community includes a full-time kollel, another local shul, kashrus organization, brand new mikvah, and cemetery. Our local schools include a Day School with over 200 students from Pre-K-8th grade for boys and girls, a Bais Yaakov High School, and a Yeshiva High School, all of whom emphasize excellent education in both Judaic and general studies. South Bend’s kosher grocery store offers a wide selection of fresh kosher food. 

Hebrew Orthodox Congregation has a history of over 135 years serving South Bend’s Orthodox community.  HOC has daily and Shabbos minyanim and is open and busy throughout the day.  The South Bend Kollel is situated in the shul building, making it a place where people enjoy coming to learn.  There are daily shiurim, as well as daily and weekly learning programs for boys.  Our community’s core values are centered around adherence to Torah and halachah and a loyalty to Torah hashkafah and lifestyle.  The shul has a serious davening and is a warm and inviting place.  Over the years, the South Bend community has gained a reputation for its friendliness and its communal tradition of chesed and generosity.

Our Community

​​South Bend Hebrew Day School
PK3-8th grade girls & boys
Rabbi Ephraim Goldstein, Head of School

Bais Yaakov High School of Indiana
9th-12th grade girls
Mrs. Rivky Lerman, Principal‎


Yeshiva Gedola of South Bend
9th-12th grade boys
Rabbi Ami Zeiger, Menahel


South Bend Kollel
Rabbi Raphael Pollack, Rosh Kollel

Hebrew Orthodox Congregation
Rabbi Yosef Chaim Danziger, Rabbi


Midwest Torah Center
Rabbi Elie Ginsparg, Rabbi

Kosher Establishments

​​Brand"ess" Pizza
Contact: Dovid Brandes 574-703-1708

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Kramer's Kosher Cuisine
​​Deli style take-out and catering
Contact: Aryeh Kramer 718-208-3015


Midwest Premium Kosher
​​560 W Ireland Rd
South Bend, IN 46614



Mikvah Mei Leah
By appointment only: 574-231-5169


South Bend Kosher, Inc.

Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery Association
Tammy Brown: 574-850-7221
Interested in moving to South Bend?
Contact: Rabbi Moshe Kolodny



South Bend Eruv Association


The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley
3202 Shalom Way
South Bend, IN 46615

Fri, July 19 2024 13 Tammuz 5784