Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and The J — Jewish Community Center are starting a new partnership that will expand the Jewish Experiences programming available to the community, bringing more opportunities for Jewish learning and engagement.
“This is a new and exciting venture for us in moving our community from cooperation to collaboration,” said Dr. Helene Lotman, Jewish Federation president & CEO. “We’ll be more united and working together to offer comprehensive engagement activities to the community as a whole, rather than as separate individual organizations.”
The J and Federation will be creating a committee composed of staff and volunteers from across the community, representing various organizations that are interested in promoting the programming and events created out of The J’s department of Jewish Experiences.
“The J was very receptive to the idea of working together to align Jewish experiences and engagement to have a greater reach,” said Samantha Hammontree, The J’s chief operating officer.
“Especially during the pandemic, this collaboration is a better use of community dollars. It will be incredible to share our ideas, reduce duplication, and join forces to offer our community amazing programming and events,” Hammontree added.