Jewish Federation missions are travel experiences unlike any other. Join us as we explore the past, present and future of the Jewish communities across the globe.


Each trip has a unique sense of purpose, deepening your connection to Jewish identity while expanding your world and connecting you to other Kansas Citians. Our missions aren’t passive experiences; they’re active adventures and cultural discoveries.


You’ll witness firsthand the extraordinary efforts of organizations like the Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel, and see how they are discovering and responding to the challenges facing Jewish communities today. You’ll also get exclusive insider access to community leaders, area experts and political personalities.

Bulgaria, Greece & Romania

Join Federation for an insider's look at the impact of our significant Kansas City investment in our partnership communities in Bulgaria and Romania, and learn about the Jewish history of Thessaloniki (Salonika), Greece.

Meet the people whose lives we touch; share a meal and get to know these Jewish communities and how they work. Click here to view a tentative itinerary.

The trip includes:

  • 2 nights and 2 days (including Shabbat) in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 1 night and 1 day in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 3 nights and 2 days in Bucharest, Romania

Estimated cost for the trip is $3,500. Small stipends to offset some of the cost of the trip will be available to those who might otherwise not be able to go.

Contact Derek Gale, derekg@jewishkc.org, for more information.