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Hope, The Gift Of Judaism: A Message From Our President & CEO

Hope, the gift of Judaism.

I’ve been reading the extra psalm, Psalm 27, during this month of Elul and am inspired by the reference to hope. In this psalm, David shares a message of hope with the Jewish people that prayers may not be answered the first time, but we should not lose faith. W…

Federation’s Young Adults Division looks to continue success of TribeKC


For young Jewish adults new to Kansas City, or just new to Kansas City’s Jewish community, TribeKC is one of the first places they turn to for information, opportunities and – most importantly – a connection.

Created in 2017, Tribe was designed as an entryway for young adults into th…

Elul, The Month Of Repentance: A Message From Our President & CEO

Elul...Teshuvah...Return...Repentance...
 
We have just started the month of Elul, a forty-day period of repentance, judgment, and forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This time recalls the weeks Moses spent on Mount Sinai to receive the second s…

Federation Donor Spotlight: Michael Portman

As a young professional in our Jewish community, Michael Portman is involved with Jewish Federation in several ways. He is a graduate of Federation's Statland Leadership Institute and a member of the Young Adults Division Board, serving as Events Chair.

What makes you say “yes” to Fe…

Jewish Federation Hosts Second Annual Golf Classic

The second annual Jewish Federation Golf Classic was held on Monday, August 17 at Oakwood Country Club. One hundred golfers participated in the scramble style tournament. 

The Golf Classic had been originally planned for June but was rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns.The health of all…