Join the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation and the Wichita Jewish Community School on Sunday, March 1 at the Hebrew Congregation for Good Deeds Day, an annual celebration of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.
We will need volunteers to come together to work on several projects. Come work on the projects from 10:30 am – 12:15 pm and stay for a yummy dairy lunch after the projects are completed. Volunteers will also be needed to deliver the Purim baskets (Mishloach Manot) to community members after lunch.
Good Deeds Day projects include: assembling and delivering Purim baskets to community members, preparing cookie dough for local Ronald McDonald houses, making blankets for “Project Linus” to go to children in hospitals, and writing letters and assembling care packages for soldiers at the Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levin in Israel.
NEW: An additional project on Good Deeds Day will be collecting snacks for the “Filling the Gap" lunch program (sponsored by CE’s Mitzvah Team). This is a program for children in our local school district who may not get a mid-day meal when school is out during Spring Break. The program will run from March 16-20 at several sites around Wichita.
All food brought to HC on Good Deeds Day must be kosher, examples include: Mott’s applesauce cups, Dole fruit cups, Sun-Maid raisins (packs of individual boxes), Snack Pack Juicy Gels (both regular and sugar-free), Clif energy bars, Ritz, Lance, Austin, Keebler and Kroger brands of snack crackers (peanut butter & jelly, peanut butter, cheddar cheese, variety packs). Make sure to look for the kosher symbol on the packages of snacks!
Doing good is simple, easy and rewarding! We can’t do this without you!
The Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation stands in solidarity with the 500,000-strong French Jewish community, the families and friends of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo and kosher market shootings and the entire nation of France.
For those interested in providing philanthropic support to the victims of recent terrorist attacks in Paris, the Jewish Federations of North America has opened the France Emergency Fund. The funds will be used to address security needs of the French Jewish community, as well as to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims and their families. Click here to donate now.
The Jewish Federations of North America also has an online condolence card. Please show your solidarity and support for the people of France by adding your message here. Your words will be conveyed to the Jewish community of France.
For the past 80 years, the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation has assured the health and the future of Jewish life at home, in Israel and over 70 countries around the globe.
Together, with your help through our 2015 Annual Campaign, we can still answer the needs of the Jewish world today. This is our legacy!
We're restoring Jewish life where it was lost.
In places where Jews haven't shared a Shabbath in decades, the MKJF is rekindling the Jewish spirit. We are supporting Jewish cultural festivals in Bulgaria and school programs in Ukraine. And through programs that bring hope to our elderly in the former Soviet Union.
Our traditions are ancient. Our packaging is 21st century.
Today we're imparting Judaism to a younger generation using leading-edged means to engage them. A child may be inspired to explore Jewish histroy on an iPad or curl up under the covers with a PJ Library book. A young adult is excited to tweet about a Birthright trip. And a Jewish summer camper might share group shots on their Facebook page.
In endless ways, the MKJF is helping to ensure that our culture lives on. Refashioned for a new generation.
This time it's not a rescue mission.
Yesterday we saved millions of Jews by bringing them to Israel. It's a mission of identity and continuance. Today the MKJF is connecting a new generation to Israel to inspire them. And it's vital.
You might say we're always on call.
When a family loses their income or an entire community is devastated by a disaster, the MKJF is there. It's a pledge we live by. We make sure those without family are not forgotten or those in need are not left without assistance. We provide a safety net that will never be broken.
Help us carry our legacy into the future.
When you make a donation to the MKJF's 2015 Annual Campaign, your gift helps to care for our entire Jewish community. You help inspire and strengthen Jewish connections. And you nurture and rescue our people wherever they're in need.
Today our work is far from finished. And we need your support.
Together, we do extraordinary things!
Summer camp fosters Jewish identity and creates a life-long bond with the Jewish community. While whispering after lights out, creating bunk traditions, or gathering to welcome Shabbat, Jewish children experienced Jewish community that was vibrant, celebratory, and fun!
To make these summers a reality, the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation provides non-need-based scholarships for first time campers (up to $1,000). Need-based assistance is also available to attend after the first year.
For Jewish teens that have aged out of being a camper but still want a Jewish summer experience, the MKJF offers scholarships for Jewish "Teen Experiences" (examples include BBYO Summer Experiences, Adamah Adventures Teen Treks or Camp Tawonga Adventure Quests). The MKJF also offers an "Israel Experience" scholarship to encourage Jewish high school students to visit Israel. These non-need-based scholarships are available to teens in grades 10 - 12.
The MKJF is one resource for summer youth programs. Contact our office at 686-4741 for more information online, you can visit www.jewishcamp.org/camps or info.com for info about camps and teen programs.
Download the 2015 Camp Scholarship Request form here or the 2015 Israel Teen and Jewish Teen Experience Scholarship Request form here. All applications for any of the scholarships are due by February 27, 2015.