The Jewish Federations of North America's Statement on Iran
That is why we feel it is so important to speak out on today’s agreement with Iran.
We are hopeful that diplomatic efforts will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and we appreciate the hard work President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry and Under Secretary of State Sherman have put into crafting this agreement.
At the same time, we are concerned. Iran’s support for Hezbollah and Hamas, its human rights violations and its aggressive threats toward neighboring countries—including Israel—make the specter of a nuclear-armed Iran untenable.
President Obama and his administration have repeatedly said that any deal with Iran must shut down Iran's uranium enrichment pathway to a weapon, cut off all four of Iran's potential pathways to a bomb, and track Iran's nuclear activities with unprecedented transparency and robust inspections throughout its nuclear supply chain. We agree.
We urge Congress to give this accord its utmost scrutiny.
JOIN OUR CELEBRATION! – CAMP SHALOM 2015 IS COMING – JULY 6-17
Camp Shalom, the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation's summer day camp, has been an important part of the Wichita Jewish community for many years. This year's theme is "Celebrate.” Our community is a family that celebrates everything together. We will offer our campers a connection of Jewish traditions, values and relationships with our celebrations though camp experiences.
This year we would like to welcome our new camp director, Jamie Smartt. Many of you already know Jamie from her work at WJCS.
Camp will run for two, one week sessions, beginning July 6 through July 17, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily are Congregation Emanu-El. Campers may sign up for one or both sessions. Lunch is provided everyday, with a special lunch each Friday for Shabbat.
Camp is for children 3-11 years old who want to experience a Jewish summer day camp close to home. Camp Shalom encourages campers to experience a wide variety of activities through programming designed to encourage unity, fun, and learning. Campers are divided into age-appropriate groups with a high staff-to-camper ratio. For our youngest to oldest campers, we offer special age appropriate activities that are similar to each age group, but tailored to fit each of their needs.
Click on the Camp Shalom TAB above for more information and downloadable forms.