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Friendship, An Abundance Of Riches: A Message From Our President & CEO

Friendship... an abundance of riches. 

I’ve been thinking a lot about my friendships during this pandemic. I’ve always valued them, however, during these trying times I've found them to be especially comforting. My need to reach out and check in has been more acute. My appreciation has…

Leadership Tomorrow Concludes Successful Virtual Session

Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City’s Leadership Tomorrow summer internship program recently wrapped up its seventh year. Fourteen Jewish college students spent the summer working with non-profit organizations across Kansas City, gaining real-world work experience, personal and profes…

Tisha B'Av, A Holiday To Mourn The Past: A Message From Our President & CEO

Tisha B’Av, which was yesterday, is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. Celebrated on the ninth day of the month of Av, we fast, mourn, deprive ourselves, and pray. It marks the destruction of Jerusalem’s two Temples – the First Temple was burned by the Babylonians in 423 BCE and t…

Federation Donor Spotlight: Beth & Michael Liss


For Beth Liss, being involved in Jewish Federation is something she’s done her entire life.

“Growing up, my dad was really involved with JCRB (Jewish Community Relations Bureau) and AJC (American Jewish Committee), that is his passion. My mom was always involved with Federation, in fac…

Reflecting On This Summer: A Message From Our Leadership Tomorrow Intern


When I applied to the Leadership Tomorrow summer internship program, I definitely didn’t imagine that my first internship ever would be entirely virtual. While that created some challenges, from the occasional distractions of working from home to the awkwardness of being on a Zoom call …