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Patience Is A (Challenging) Virtue: A Message From Our President & CEO

Shalom Chaverim,

Patience... savlanut… tolerance…

I decided to write about patience this week because I’ve noticed that as the pandemic goes on, I, as well as others, seem to have less of it. I decided to research patience through our Jewish texts and was surprised to find that…

BBYO Builds Community For Jewish Teens


Jewish Federation is proud to partner with and support Jewish organizations that help children, teens and families stay active and engaged in Jewish life. One such organization is BBYO, a pluralist Jewish youth movement with chapters across North America and more than 60 countries around th…

Be Humble & Have Humility: A Message From Our President & CEO

Shalom Chaverim,

Earlier this week I read a very interesting article, "On Humility" by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. The word humility is seen in all Jewish texts; in fact, it is the first step in learning Torah. Moses, the greatest hero of Jewish tradition, is described in the Bible as “a very h…

Federation Donor Spotlight: Lindsay & Michael Fineman

For Lindsay and Michael Fineman, being involved with the Federation has always been a part of life. Growing up, Lindsay’s mother Janet served on the Women’s Auxiliary and B’nai Jehudah boards while her father Steve was the Executive Vice President of the Jewish Heritage Foundation and …

PJ Library Promotes Reading, Jewish Life & Community

Michael and Lindsay Fineman have both been involved with Jewish Federation since they were growing up, Michael in Omaha and Lindsay right here in Kansas City. They met in Chicago and got to know each other while serving on the Jewish United Fund’s Young Leadership Division (YLD).

Four yea…