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

What is the Israel Emissary/Shaliach?

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 to, and a greater understanding of, Israel and our Jewish heritage.

Why is having an Israel Emissary in Kansas City important?

When a representative from Israel lives in the community and brings Israel programming to the Jewish and general communities, it enhances the vibrancy and diversity of the Jewish community, and helps foster understanding about Israel within the wider community. It also helps strengthen our community’s connection with Israel, complementing our grant funding and partnerships there.

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 Daniel Rivin, our current Israel Emissary, at or 913.327.8124.