A student at Congregation Beth Torah's Weiner Religious School's confirmation ceremony.

Sasone (the Hebrew word for joy) is the name of our Jewish community’s program that works to ensure students with diverse learning needs have access to a Jewish education. A program of Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, Sasone has been a part of our community for over 25 years.


The goals of Sasone are to:

  • Support all area Jewish preschools, religious schools, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, camps, and other programs with funding and resources to help support students with diverse learning needs.
  • Provide training and resources to Jewish community leaders, teachers, administrators, and peers to support inclusive learning environments where all students can grow, learn, and thrive.
  • Consult with schools, administrators, and teachers to provide individualized program planning.
  • Support informal Jewish community programs to help make events more accessible.

Why does inclusion matter?

  • Seven million children and one in four adults in the U.S. live with a disability.
  • 1 in 5 Americans live with a Mental Health condition
  • Nearly 15-20% of school-age students have a learning disability 
  • Locally there are about 250 school age students with special needs being supported in Jewish education programs around Greater Kansas City.

Sasone Downloadable Resources:


High Holiday Resources:


For support or resources, please reach out to Lindsey Lipsky, Sasone Director.