The Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation's Annual Meeting, "Live From New York ... It's Federation": A Tribute to the Small Cities, will be held on Sunday, June 4, at 1:00 pm.
New MKJF Board Members will be elected and outgoing officers will be recognized. There will be a fabulous lunch followed by our "New York" program with music by Matt Johnson, and SURPRISE Federation speakers!
The Small City Federations make up over 45% of all the 148 Federations represented by the Jewish Federations of North America. Together with over 300 Network communities, we raise $3 billion dollars annually to meet Jewish needs here at home, in Israel, and across the globe. The Federation movement protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah, (charity and social justice), chesed (caring and compassion), and Torah (Jewish learning).
The "Smalls" are defined by community size of under 5,000 members, or campaign size, under $1 million. The MKJF belongs to this group ... and we can't wait to tell you more about what it means to be SMALL and MIGHTY; respected throughout the Federation family and proud of what WE do together!
The Annual Meeting will be held at 2017 at Larkspur Bistro, 904 E. Douglas, Wichita. Cost for lunch is $15 per person. As this is a catered event with a plated lunch, reservations are REQUIRED, and due by Tuesday, May 30. (NOTE: The MKJF will be closed for Shavuot on May 31 & June 1, so we ask you to RSVP early for the restaurant's consideration!)
Come be EXTRAORDINARY with us!
Yachad will get together at the Loony Bin, for a night of laughter, with Jewish comedian Mark Klein, on Thursday, June 1 Doors open at 7:00 pm for a "Meet & Greet" before the 8:00 pm comedy show. The club is now located at 215 N. St. Francis St.
This high-energy, stand-up show is a lively tour through bourbon, horseracing, family, and freedom. It has a point of view you won't get from Hollywood or New York, presented in the ideal place to laugh and have a good time!
Mark Klein is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. This Colgate University graduate (B.A. English-let this be a warning to your children) as been making laughter his living for 30 years. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in comedy clubs from Alaska to Florida, headlining top rooms across the country. Mark expanded his schedule to include corporate and cruise ship entertainment. His performance calendar now comprises shows in venues ranging from special events to dinner theaters to comedy clubs. Mark has appeared on A&E, Comedy Central, Showtime and CBS.
Mark, who is married and has a son, is also a Thoroughbred racehorse owner, real estate investor, writer, bourbon aficionado, and the official walker of the dumbest dog in the world.
You are responsible for purchasing your own ticket! The show is $8 per person, but it's Ladies' Night so there is no charge for ladies. It is highly recommended that you purchase your ticket in advance to assure admittance. You can buy them online here or if available that night, you can purchase them at the door. (View their club policies and ticketing Q & A on their website, also.)
The club is 18 to enter, 21 to drink. Food & beverages will be available for purchase.
For those who are not too familiar with Yachad, it's the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation's "outreach group" that is made up of singles, pairs, empty-nesters, newcomers, long-time members, friends of friends...you name it, we've got it!
The group is open to ANYONE who wants to get together in a casual setting for a connection to our COMMUNITY! Bring a friend or meet a new one for this special event!
The Mid Kansas Jewish Federation (MKJF) is proud and honored to announce the receipt of a $1 million bequest from the Joan S. Beren estate.
The Huffinton Post By David Harris, AJC CEO
February 28, 2017
No one is born hating, but, tragically, some are taught to hate, whether in the name of racial purity, religious doctrine, political dogma, ethnic stereotyping, sheer jealousy—you name it.
To state the obvious, Jews have never been immune from these age-old cancers. Nor is it the case today.
In the last few weeks alone, there have been bomb threats by the dozens against Jewish community centers across the country. Other Jewish institutions – organizations, synagogues, schools – have been on the receiving end of menacing calls and messages. Cemetery desecrations of Jewish headstones in St. Louis and Philadelphia have occurred. Nazi graffiti and slurs have been encountered in Buffalo. Swastikas have been burned into the hallway carpeting in front of Jewish students' rooms in a school dormitory. The list goes on.
Yes, they coexist with another reality, namely, that most American Jews live comfortable and secure lives in a land where pretty much every door is now wide open to them, and where a recent survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center, showed that Jews are the most positively viewed religious group in the United States. But that's of little solace to those who have experienced, directly or indirectly, the impact of this wave of bigotry and viciousness.
Who exactly is behind this remains to be seen. Are they lone individuals? Are they many or few? Are they connected to one another by shared ideology and allegiance, or are they more amorphous and atomized? Is a copycat phenomenon also at work?
Save the date! Camp Shalom "A JOURNEY THROUGH ISRAEL" is coming July 3 through July 14!
This year promises to full of sun, fun, and friends! Watch for more details soon!
Camp Shalom is a fun-filled day camp sponsored by the MKJF for children ages 3 through 11. We offer an environment enriched with Jewish values and culture to create learning experiences, lasting memories, friendships and lots of fun! Camp is held at Hebrew Congregation, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. A kosher-style, kid-friendly lunch will be provided each day. Camp will be a fun place to be for your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or young friends!