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Do A Mitzvah!
Kick off this year's Community Campaign at Note-a-Thon 2019 and help raise tens of thousands of dollars to support our Jewish community. There will be bagels, prizes and tons of fun!
Bagels and Babies
You're Invited
Babies (ages 0-18 months) and their families are invited to join us at Kansas City's biggest baby shower!
Mission To Cuba
Mission To Cuba
Join Jewish Federation and our overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), as we travel to Cuba to learn more about the island’s Jewish community, its needs, and the sustaining of Jewish life there.
Germany Close Up
We're Going To Germany!
Spend a week exploring and experiencing German society, its politics, efforts to deal with the memory of the past, and current expressions of Jewish life with other young professionals from Kansas City.
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A Message From The President & CEO
I am equal parts thrilled and grateful to be able to share our exciting news: For the second year in a row, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City has raised our highest-ever Community Campaign – $5.46 million – in our 85-year history.
Kick off this year's Community Campaign at Note-a-Thon 2019 and help raise tens of thousands of dollars to support our Jewish community. There will be bagels, prizes and tons of fun!

What is the Israel Emissary/Shlicha?

Shlichut is the Hebrew word meaning “sending out” or “commissioning people.” It refers to an outreach program that is initiated and participated by organizations, and in our case, it means our Israel Emissary program. The Israeli Emissary program are nationwide missions strongly based on the values of ideologies, education, and community.
Sponsored by the Jewish Agency for Israel, every two years a young adult from Israel is staffed at JFEDKC to operate an outreach program dedicated to promoting increased connections, a greater understanding of Israel, and our Jewish heritage.

Learn More About Schlichim.

We are happy to welcome our Israel Emissary, Shiran Cohen, to the JFEDKC team.

Meet Shiran


Watch Shiran's first American Hanukkah.

Why is having an Israel Emissary in Kansas City important?

The Kansas City Jewish community supports Israel as part of our community in connection with our sister cities, Ramla and the Gezer Region.

Bringing our community together to understand our relationship between Israel is part of our mission of enhancing and sustaining Jewish life at home and around the world.

What activities does the Israel Emissary host?

The Israel Emissary works with JFEDKC, synagogues, preschools, religious schools, youth groups, and other organizations, to create and promote Israel-related activities in Kansas City.

What is the purpose and goals of the Israel Emissary?

The Israel Emissary joins JFEDKC for one to two years. During that time the Israel Emissary is charged with building partnerships within the community and Israel, develop programs and events for all age groups, and supporting the education of Jewish culture and life.

Are you interested in becoming involved with the Israel Emissary?

For more information, contact our Israel Emissary, Shiran Cohen, 913.327.8124

 

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  • 03/24/2019
    Raising Charitable Children
  • 03/31/2019
    Note-A-Thon
  • 03/06/2019
    BGS Speaker Series: Meet the Faces of Our Community
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For the second year in a row, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City has raised its highest-ever Community Campaign – $5.46 million – in its 85-year history.
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