To sustain and enhance Jewish Life at Home and Around the World.

Our Story

Our story begins in 1933 when a group of dedicated individuals came together to help European Jews suffering persecution. As things got worse for European Jews, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City became the collective entity to raise funds. Funds that helped rescue Jews before and during the Holocaust, and later, resettle survivors.

During this time, Jewish Federation was also supporting local Jewish organizations. As Jewish Federation continued to grow, it expanded its local focus, while still keeping an eye to helping Jewish people around the world and supporting the nation of Israel.

Today we are a community agency housed in the Jewish Community Campus—a thriving center of Jewish life in Kansas City. Our story still resonates in our work today. We bring people together to get involved and invest in our community, resulting in a Jewish community in which we all care for one another. Through our network of partners, we help feed, clothe, comfort, and inspire people here at home and in more than 60 countries worldwide.

The heart of what we do remains the same as when we first started in 1933—to sustain and enhance Jewish life in Kansas City and around the world.