Jewish Federation Announces Michael Abrams as New Board Chair

Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City is pleased to announce its incoming board chair, Michael Abrams. Abrams will be installed at the organization’s annual meeting and celebration of its 85th anniversary, which takes place at 6:30 pm on September 5, 2018, at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.

“Michael has clearly demonstrated a remarkable commitment to our Jewish community, and we are thrilled to have him as our incoming board chair,” said John Isenberg, outgoing Jewish Federation board chair.

“I am honored to serve as Jewish Federation’s board chair, especially at such an exciting time in the organization,” said Abrams. “Last year’s annual community campaign reached an all-time high in donations, and we continue to expand upon our work to fund programs and services that are innovative, effective and maximize community resources.”

Abrams is deeply committed to making Kansas City a better place through his volunteer work. He is currently finishing his term as board president of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, and is a past president of JCRB/AJC, Village Shalom, and Congregation Beth Shalom. Abrams is a member of the Overland Park Police Department Independent Citizens Advisory Board on Racial Profile and Nonbiased Policing, and is a past member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Kansas Advisory Committee.

“Michael truly embodies Jewish values and is a dedicated leader of our community. He cares tremendously about building and maintaining a strong Jewish community – and a strong Kansas City community,” said Dr. Helene Lotman, Jewish Federation president and chief executive officer.

Abrams is a partner at the law firm of LathropGage. He and his wife, Renana, are long-time Kansas City residents. They moved here after law school to live and raise their three children, Sam, Moriah and Gabrielle.