The community is in store for a "Grade A ...Tasty" treat on Sunday, September 21 with a screening of the award-winning documentary, "The Sturgeon Queens" and a delicious, smoked fish & more New York City style brunch (and door prizes!)
Location: Congregation Emanu-El
Time: 9:45 am Brunch, 11:00 am – Film
Cost for Film & Brunch: $10 per person.
In telling the story of Russ & Daughters, "The Sturgeon Queens" celebrates 100 years, four generations, and 1,800,000 pounds of pickled herring. Hattie Russ Gold, 100, and her sister Anne Russ Federman, 92, are the two surviving daughters of the famed Lower East Side appetizing store Russ & Daughters. They are also the stars of the film by Julie Cohen.
What is an "appetizing store"? Here's how Huffington Post defines it in their review of "The Sturgeon Queens":
"Appetizing" here isn't an adjective describing something tasty, but a noun that basically refers to food you would eat with a bagel. Anything from white fish salad and smoked lox to cream cheese could be considered "appetizing," and while appetizing stores used to be a dime a dozen in New York City, only a handful remain today. Russ & Daughters, which is celebrating its centennial this year, is a true stalwart that has stood the test of time.
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Co-sponsors for this event include the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation, Hadassah, Congregation Emanu-El Sisterhood, Congregation Emanu-El Brotherhood, and Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood.
With an uncertain ceasefire holding, actual needs of Israelis are changing on a daily basis. One thing is certain: both the social and economic needs will continue long past the silence of the rockets from Gaza.
One of the most important areas of needs is trauma support where 13 years of siren blasts have taken a significant toll. In towns like Sderot, 28% of adults and 94% of children are showing signs of post-traumatic stress. The long-term effects – depression, a decline in physical health, bereavement, and disability – are likely to be faced by many in the weeks, months, and even years to come.
In this spirit, Jewish organizations in North America and overseas have mobilized a communal response to the situation in Israel. Together with our partners, the MKJF has established the "Stop the Sirens Fund" to support relief efforts to provide urgent support in Israel. To date, over $5,000 has been raised from OUR Wichita community to support the tens of thousands of children, elderly, disabled, and infirm living under the attacks. But we can't stop now. The sirens are still blaring and they need our support!
To help, you can make a tax-deductible donation securely via our "Donate Now" link (make sure to enter "Stop the Sirens Fund" in the designation box) or mail your donation to The MKJF, Attn: "Stop the Sirens" Fund, 400 N. Woodlawn, Suite 8, Wichita, KS 67208.
*The collaboration of partners include: The Jewish Federations of North America, the Union for Reform Judaism and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism along with our overseas partners - the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Israel Trauma Coalition, Ethiopian National Project and more.
The global "Stop the Sirens" campaign has already distributed nearly $10 million to Israel to help provide humanitarian support to the people of Israel.
Thank you for your interest in the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation! Our website is currently being updated with new software. Much of the information and functionality of our old website is not yet available. In the coming weeks, we will add new articles of upcoming events and information about OUR community.
If you wish to contact us, please call Sandy Diel, Director, or Carolyn Marie, Administrative Assistant, at (316) 686-4741. Our mailing address is the MKJF, 400 N. Woodlawn, Ste. 8, Wichita KS, 67208.
We thank you for your patience and all of your support!