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Learning About Teshuvah & Forgiveness In Berlin

This past month I accompanied 13 young adult members of the Kansas City Jewish community to Berlin. Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, in cooperation with Tribe KC, sponsored the trip in partnership with Germany Close Up, a program whose mission is to introduce young American Jews to …

Shanah Tovah u'Metukah: A Rosh Hashanah Message From Our President & CEO

Shalom Chaverim,

This year, 5779, has been a year of learning for me. I’ve studied with Rabbis Avi Weinstein and David Glickman, dialogued with Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel and his wife Nechama, and was introduced to Tehillim (Psalms) by Blumah Weinberg. I’ve attended lectures, read books on …

Experiencing Judaism In Argentina: A Message From Our President & CEO

Shalom Chaverim,

Recently, Mike Abrams, Jewish Federations of Greater Kansas City Board Chair, and I had the opportunity to go on a Jewish Federations of North America mission to South America, visiting Argentina and Uruguay. We were 160 strong together, both lay and professional leaders fr…

Leadership Tomorrow Celebrates Another Successful Year

Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City’s Leadership Tomorrow program recently wrapped up its sixth year. Eleven Jewish college students spent the summer working with non-profit organizations across Kansas Citygaining real-world work experience, personal and professional development, a…

Women's Philanthropy annual meeting to feature Dr. Sima Goel

Growing up in Iran, there were parts of Dr. Sima Goel’s childhood that were idyllic. She remembers making wine with her family, helping her mother and siblings prepare for Shabbat, and the large celebrations held in their garden.

As she got older, political unrest began to take its toll o…