Keeping Our Community Safer

Nothing is more critical than the safety and well-being of our communities. Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City provides resources for communal security in order to identify and proactively address potential safety threats in our community and to engage everyone in the effort to be trained and prepared.


In response to the tragic shootings on the Jewish Community Campus and at Village Shalom in April 2014, Federation hired a Director of Community Security to support improving the security infrastructure of the entire Kansas City Jewish community. Today, with a rise in extremism, antisemitism, terrorism and violence — often targeting Jewish institutions — that supportive infrastructure has evolved to include tools that help create a safe environment for our communities.


Our strategy is one of security awareness, information sharing, training, close communication with local law enforcement, and partnerships with national organizations charged with keeping Jewish communities and other institutions safe.

How You Can Help

Jewish Federation is seeking multi-year security investment commitments at or above the $25,000 level, and can advise on tax-beneficial giving strategies that can help keep our community safe and secure for the next 10 years. Contact Derek Gale for more information.





Jewish Federation would like to thank fellow Jewish funders—Menorah Heritage Foundation and the Jewish Community Foundation—as well as our Jewish organizational and congregational partners for their support. Federation also recognizes and thanks donors to our current security campaign:


Tim Barton & Melanie Cohavi
Marion & Henry Bloch Family Foundation
Abe & Anna Bograd Memorial Trust

Sam Devinki & Mary Stahl
Dreiseszun Family Foundation

Paul Fingersh & Brenda Althouse
Sondra & Frank Friedman
Girson Family Foundation

Goldberg Family Foundation
Susie Goldsmith

Shirley Bush Helzberg & Barnett C. Helzberg Jr.


John & Jenny Isenberg
JE Dunn Construction Co.
Eric & Miriam Kaseff
Beth & Michael Liss
Barry Kaseff & Lynne Melcher
Lowenstein Family Supporting Foundation 
Morgan Family Foundation
Karen & Steve Pack
Harry Portman Charitable Trust
Bonnie & Matt Siegel
The Sosland Foundation
White Family Supporting Foundation