Press Releases

  • 11/16/2012
    As the security situation escalates in Israel, millions of Israeli lives have been profoundly disrupted. The people of Israel are struggling with the physical, emotional and psychological impact of living under siege on a daily basis as rocket fire streams into the south from terrorists in the Gaza more
  • 9/7/2012
    During the 2012 Jewish Federation Annual Meeting, there were many award presentations for a number of deserving individuals and organizations in our community. In addition, Federation leadership shared the many accomplishments Jewish Federation has experienced during the past year, as well as the outlook for our future. read more
  • 9/7/2012
    Thanks to your support of the Jewish Federation, and thanks to the dedicated staff, board and dozens of campaign volunteers who are committed to a strong future, the Jewish Federation will continue our long tradition of sustaining and enhancing Jewish life in Kansas City. We are everywhere, everyday…giving future by supporting programs like Shalom Baby, which welcomes the youngest members of our community, to programs like JET Express, which give dignity to the eldest members of our more
  • 9/7/2012
    Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Boston and spend several days learning with my colleagues. After hearing from the Boston Federation and from other Jewish Federations around the country, I am more proud than ever to be a part of Jewish life in Kansas City. My take away from this conference was that the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City is truly ahead of the game in many areas. It is with that pride that I will talk about some of our achievements this evening. In a few minutes Miriam Scharf will share with you all that we have been doing this past year and give you a preview of what we will be doing in the coming year. My goal tonight is to take you back to the more
  • 1/25/2012
    Positive results are already coming in as Jewish Federation launches new marketing strategy at Super Sunday 2012 to kick off campaign year. The new campaign comes complete with a new mission statement, and a simpler definition of how the Jewish Federation benefits Jewish life everywhere, more
  • 1/25/2012
    One way to describe the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City’s Shorashim I executive men's mission to Israel last October is by what it was not. It was not like any mission previously sponsored by the Jewish Federation. It did not include couples or families. Its brief, seven-day itinerary was not pre-determined before participants got involved. It did not rely on standard modes of transportation. And, while history and religion were ever present in the background of the group’s activities, they were not the primary more