BECAUSE OF YOU, OUR WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE.
Together we are feeding the hungry, comforting the sick, caring for the elderly, educating youth, ensuring a Jewish future, bridging cultural divides, and supporting Israel. We restore hope, awaken Jewish identity, and make changes in the lives of so many.
With YOU, we answer the needs of the Jewish world today. Thank you!
Off to climb a new mountain? Bring a new perspective to your work? Volunteer to heal the world? Follow your soul? Whoever you are, and wherever you're going, there's a place for you at the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation.
All are invited to join the MKJF and come be extraordinary with us at our 2017 Annual Campaign Kick-Off on Sunday, November 6, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm, at the Holiday Inn,
549 South Rock Rd, Wichita. The kick-off features America's premier Jewish comedian, Joel Chasnoff with "A Comedian's Take on Jewish Life in America."
Joel is a former IDF combat soldier and author of the comedic memoir "The 188th Crybaby Brigade", about his service in the Israeli Army. A Chicago native, he has performed on stage and screen in nine countries, including two off-Broadway shows, a USO comedy tour of Japan and Korea, more than 1,000 Jewish events in North America and Europe, and Israeli late-night TV.
It doesn't matter how you got here. The MKJF is here for you. What matters to you, matters to us. We can be EXTRAORDINARY together!JOEL’S COMEDY: JEWISH HUMOR REDIFINED
Joel Chasnoff is not your grandfather’s comedian.
Joel is clever. Hip. Daring and edgy, yet 100% clean. From his stint on the day school basketball team to his tour of duty in the Israeli Army, nothing escapes Joel’s sharp wit. Audiences across the spectrum find his humor uplifting, powerful and hilarious. He performs in North America, Europe and Israel, including comedy festivals, Israeli late-night TV, appearances on NPR, PBS ... plus more than 1,000 Jewish events. In 2010, Joel’s comedic memoir about his service in the Israeli army, The 188th Crybaby Brigade, was published. Kirkus Reviews call the book, “Horrifyingly hilarious.” The film is currently in production at Paramount.
Joel co-authored the cookbook, Balaboosta, with Israeli chef, and Chopped! champion, Einat Admony. Also, Joel writes extensively about the plight of the Lone Soldiers, including acclaimed editorials in the Washington Post, Jewish Week.
A portion of proceeds from Joel’s comedy and book sales is donated to his foundation, Project Elijah. In its 1st venture, the project sent 100 low-income, NYC schoolchildren to the circus.
“Without a question the greatest Jewish comedian touring today!” -Dan Kriss, Executive Director, Jacksonville Jewish Center
IN HURRICANE MATTHEW AFTERMATH, JEWISH GROUPS LEND A HAND
As the death toll from Hurricane Matthew continued to rise, Jewish groups were working to help victims in the United States and the Caribbean. The storm, which the National Hurricane Center downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone on Sunday, has killed at least 19 people in the U.S., including in Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, according to NBC. In the Caribbean, much of the damage was concentrated in Haiti, where the death toll was said to have reached 1,000, Reuters reported.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) was focusing its efforts on Haiti, where it was working with relief group Heart to Heart International to provide hygiene kits, water purification tablets and other aid to those on the island’s highly affected southern part.
Also in Haiti, the World Jewish Relief was providing emergency assistance, including food, water, shelter and hygiene kits. The American Jewish World Service was sending relief funds to aid groups in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Mexican Jewish humanitarian group Cadena dispatched volunteers to Haiti to help with search-and-rescue efforts and relief work there. Chabad emissaries in U.S. states helped provide assistance to victims, including by using their houses to provide shelter and distributing Shabbat meals and care packages over the weekend to students and residents in Florida.
The Jewish Federations of North America opened an emergency fund to collect money to mobilize humanitarian support and provide relief to Jewish communities in the path of the hurricane.
You can donate by clicking on the Donate Now BUTTON with a memo to the Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund or click here: https://secure-fedweb.jewishfederations.org/page/contribute/hurricane-matthew-relief-fund