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Finding A Jewish Home In Germany

Growing up at a Reform congregation in Southern California, Shabbat was never a part of my family practice. If there was a break between dance recitals, hockey games, plays, and whatever else, my parents might schlep me and my two siblings to synagogue for family services. Even in high schoo…

Learning About Teshuvah & Forgiveness In Berlin

This past month I accompanied 13 young adult members of the Kansas City Jewish community to Berlin. Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, in cooperation with Tribe KC, sponsored the trip in partnership with Germany Close Up, a program whose mission is to introduce young American Jews to …

Jewish Federation Welcomes Newest Israel Emissary

Although Kansas City isn’t Tal Shabo’s home, the warm reception he’s received since arriving here in September has made it feel that way.

“All the people I’ve met are so nice and kind, and have welcomed me with open arms,” he said.

Shabo, 23, was born and raised in Givat Zeev, …

Federation Mission To Cuba Finds Small Community, Strong Jewish Identity

Thirty-three members of the Kansas City Jewish community recently returned from an eye-opening mission to Havana, Cuba. The trip was coordinated by Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, in partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). 

During the four-day tri…

Shanah Tovah u'Metukah: A Rosh Hashanah Message From Our President & CEO

Shalom Chaverim,

This year, 5779, has been a year of learning for me. I’ve studied with Rabbis Avi Weinstein and David Glickman, dialogued with Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel and his wife Nechama, and was introduced to Tehillim (Psalms) by Blumah Weinberg. I’ve attended lectures, read books on …