To sustain and enhance Jewish Life at Home and Around the World.

Become a Leader

“Do not be wise in words, be wise in deeds” – Jewish Proverb


Leadership Tomorrow

Leadership Tomorrow is a 9-week full-time internship program for individuals near or just after college graduation, providing exclusive professional development for exceptional Jewish young adults. Leadership Tomorrow is a state-of-the-art internship program designed to immerse exceptional young adults in the social service community of Greater Kansas City. Participants have the opportunity to network with peers and mentors, refine their personal brands, and develop skills that position them for future success in their careers, while doing meaningful service work.

For more information on Leadership Tomorrow and to apply next year, contact Andi Milens, 913.327.8108.


Pearl Society

The Pearl Society was started by three young Jewish women from Hartford, CT seeking to find ways to engage young women in Jewish philanthropy and the basic teaching that all Jews are responsible for on another and the world in which they live. Since then, this program has taken off nationally and we are proud to say you can join here in Kansas City.

As a member of the Pearl Society your philanthropic dollars make a difference locally, in Israel, and in 60 countries around the world, all for a $180 (or above) gift in your own name to the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.

Did we mention you get a beautiful necklace when you join the Pearl Society? The Pearl Society has a distinguished and unique look with a custom-designed silver hamsa pendant. On the front: a silver hamsa with a fresh water pearl set in metal. On the back: The Hebrew letter pey representing the Hebrew word for p’nina meaning pearl.

As a woman’s gift continues and grows, her commitment can be distinguished with the addition of colored pearl charms (blush, black, and gold) to her necklace.

Join Pearl Society Today! For more information, contact Laurie Goldstein, 913.327.8104.


Ben Gurion Society

The Ben Gurion Society (BGS) is a national recognition group for individuals or couples ages 25 to 45 who make an annual gift of $1,000 to the Community Campaign.  With a focus towards leadership development, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City celebrates young philanthropists who are able to make a difference early-on.  Special events and incentives are offered throughout the year to members of BGS. 

A “step up” program is available for individuals and couples who strive to give at Ben Gurion Society level over time. Click here to see step-up qualifications.

The group is named in honor of David Ben Gurion, the first president of Israel, who had a uniting impact on the then struggling young nation.

For more information, please contact Lisa Schifman, 913.327.8083


National Young Leadership Cabinet

Take your leadership and philanthropy development to the next level.

National Young Leadership Cabinet is the premiere leadership program for Federations throughout the nation. More than 300 young adults ages 30-45 from over 40 communities are active participants. Some of the most highly regarded leaders in the Jewish community today are Cabinet alumni, and many of the rising starts are current members.

Cabinet members cultivate skills at annual retreats, national conferences, and missions. Gain access to thought leaders from around the world and travel with your peers to Israel and communities around the world. Members give $5,000 or more to Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City’s annual campaign. Become a Cabinet Member