Federation’s Young Adults Division looks to continue success of TribeKC

For young Jewish adults new to Kansas City, or just new to Kansas City’s Jewish community, TribeKC is one of the first places they turn to for information, opportunities and – most importantly – a connection.

Created in 2017, Tribe was designed as an entryway for young adults into the community. A joint program of Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, Jewish Family Services and KU Hillel, Tribe is now housed under the Federation umbrella. 

Tribe will work hand-in-hand with Federation's Young Adults Division (YAD) to provide social and engagement opportunities for young Jewish adults in Kansas City.

Under the leadership of former TribeKC Community Connector Molly Hess, the program was immensely successful, bringing together more than 1,000 young Jewish adults for events, meetings, and learning opportunities.

"Molly built Tribe KC into an amazing organization that has made Kansas City a more welcoming place for Jewish young adults,” says Leah Mueth, Federation’s Engagement & FRD Associate. “We have big shoes to fill in continuing her legacy with Tribe. We want it to continue to be a place to connect with other Jewish young adults and build community together in the ways that work for them.”

YAD committee chair Jason Kotlyarov echoed those sentiments.

“We want to build on the tremendous work done by Tribe and Federation, and to continue to create a young adult community where everyone feels welcome, proud and included,” he says.

YAD will also help encourage the other Jewish young professional activity that exists, like Moishe House, as well as future activities.

Those interested in becoming involved with YAD or TribeKC can contact Mueth at leahm@jewishkc.org.