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.
On Monday, December 1, make sure to attend the Wichita premiere of "Honor Diaries" at 7:00 pm at Crown Uptown Theater, 3207 E. Douglas. This event will feature special guest Raheel Raza, President of the Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow and is featured in the film. "Honor Diaries" features nine courageous women's rights advocates with connections to Muslim-majority societies who are engaged in a dialogue about gender inequality. More than a movie, "Honor Diaries" is a movement meant to inspire viewers to learn more about issues facing women in Muslim-majority societies and to act for change.
Raheel will also be part of a special reception that day, hosted by Wichita State University Student Involvement from 4:00-5:00 pm in Rhatigan Student Center, Room 262.
For more about the film, visit their website here.
Follow Raheel's work at her website here.
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global movement dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, charities, families, business, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Now in its third year, the #GivingTuesday idea was hatched by the creative minds at NY's 92nd Street Y and promoted by the United Nations Foundation. It was designed to follow "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday." Today, #GivingTuesday has become a global day of giving back that reaps the reward of local engagement - as Jews we know how important our local communities are, but we also know the Jewish people are global-minded driven to combat injustice. And it's fun!