We can't silence them. But we can try and soften their impact on the lives of the children and families living under their blare. On July 7, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge to intensify defensive efforts against Hamas. To date, hundreds of powerful rockets have been fired on Israeli cities from Gaza. Three-quarters of Israelis lie within their range, but no one is immune to their effects.
Jewish organizations in North America and overseas* have mobilized a communal response to the situation in Israel. Together with our partners, the MKJF has established the "Stop the Sirens Fund" to support relief efforts to provide urgent support in Israel.
To help, you can make a tax-deductible donation securely via our "Donate Now" link (make sure to enter "Stop the Sirens Fund" in the designation box) or mail your donation to The MKJF, Attn: "Stop the Sirens" Fund, 400 N. Woodlawn, Suite 8, Wichita, KS 67208.
During every time of hostility or need, in virtually every town in Israel, every day, you will find a piece of Federation at work. Helping those who need it the most. Making sure no one falls through the cracks. The sirens are still blaring and they need our support!
*The collaboration of partners include: The Jewish Federations of North America, the Union for Reform Judaism and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism along with our overseas partners - the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Israel Trauma Coalition and more.
The 19th season of the MKJF's Summer Film series is upon us with two amazing films. In partnership with the Wichita Art Museum, we will present "Hava Nagila: The Movie" on Sunday, July 20, and continue with "David" on Sunday, August 10. (See the full synopses here)
Both films will be shown at the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 West Museum Boulevard, in the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall (downstairs) at 2:00 pm. There is no cost to attend our film series and is open to the general public. Invite a friend to join you!
Thank you for your interest in the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation! Our website is currently being updated with new software. Much of the information and functionality of our old website is not yet available. In the coming weeks, we will add new articles of upcoming events and information about OUR community.
If you wish to contact us, please call Sandy Diel, Director, or Carolyn Marie, Administrative Assistant, at (316) 686-4741. Our mailing address is the MKJF, 400 N. Woodlawn, Ste. 8, Wichita KS, 67208.
We thank you for your patience and all of your support!