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Merilyn Berenbom - Winner of Earl J. Tranin Jewish Community Service Award

Earl Tranin believed strongly that one should fully commit to his or her work as a volunteer and as a community leader. And no one embodies those traits better than Merilyn Berenbom, which is why she was selected for the 2018 Earl J. Tranin Distinguished Jewish Community Service Award.

Paul Himmelstein Named Dan Fingersh Young Leadership Award Winner

Paul Himmelstein has been named the 2018 Dan Fingersh Young Leadership Award winner. This award is bestowed each year to a volunteer under the age of 45 who has shown exemplary leadership in the Jewish community and consistent commitment to Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City’s…

Tension in Gaza Escalates

More than 400 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since yesterday, triggering an endless stream of sirens, and causing hundreds of thousands of civilians to spend the night in shelters.

Jewish Federation Welcomes New Israel Emissary

Daniel Rivin is Jewish Federation's newest Israel emissary. The emissary (or shaliach) develops and implements Israel-related activities and events for all age groups, working with synagogues, preschools, religious schools, youth groups and other organizations.

Barb Kovacs Named Women’s Philanthropy Board Chair

Barb Kovacs will be installed as the incoming Women’s Philanthropy board chair at the upcoming Women’s Philanthropy Annual Meeting. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 27 at the National WWI Museum and Memorial.