The Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation IS HERE to assure the health and the future of Jewish life at home, in Israel and around the globe. We are feeding the hungry, comforting the sick, caring for the elderly, educating youth, ensuring a Jewish future, bridging cultural divides, and supporting Israel.
It's your generosity that makes our mission possible. Together, WE can answer the needs of the Jewish world today. Be EXTRAORDINARY with us!
We invite you to make your 2017 Annual Campaign pledge today to help support your fellow Jews. Your gift is not due until December 31, 2017 and is tax deductible. (To receive tax credit in 2016, you can pay your pledge early, by December 30, 2016.)
You can pledge by calling the MKJF office at 316-686-4741, visiting the MKJF office at 400 N. Woodlawn, Suite 8, Wichita, 67208 or donating online by selecting the "Donate Now" button on this page.
For one night of Chanukah, instead of giving a gift, you can honor a relative, a friend or a child near or far with the gift of tzedekah. This year, all Simply Tzedakah gifts will go to support The Lone Soldier Center in Memory of Michael Levin (in Israel) to provide winter gear and warm winter clothing to lone soldiers serving in the IDF.
With a minimum $18 contribution, you can honor someone special while making a difference in these soldiers without immediate family in Israel. Every Simply Tzedekah gift will be acknowledged with a colorful certificate bearing the recipient's name and will be mailed to their home.
It's people like you who can help warm up the lives of these service men and women during this winter season!
Jewish Federations are collecting funds to help address the impact of the 480 blazes that raged across Israel, which have displaced thousands of people and destroyed over 30,000 acres of forest land.
The impact on Israelis will be long-lasting.
Last week, it finally rained in Israel. For so much of the country, these are truly “gishmei bracha”—rains of blessing - bringing a sense of security to those in areas damaged by the catastrophic fires. People have started to return to their damaged homes, schools and neighborhoods. Many community institutions that provide vital programs and services-including those of our partners - have been hit hard. They will be struggling to rebuild just when they are needed most.
And in towns and cities across the country, people will need to join together and help one another overcome the traumatic impact of these unsettling times.
The Government of Israel is supporting those impacted by the fires primarily through local municipalities. Jewish Federations are working with our overseas partners – JDC, JAFI and the Israel Trauma Coalition, in addition to the National Emergency Authority to continue assessing urgent and emerging needs.
We give thanks for the many people - from neighbors who lost everything to firefighters from across the globe - who have stepped in to help. With this kindness and generosity, Israelis will truly be able to recover and rebuild.
You can help them right now by giving through the MKJF Israel Fire Emergency Fund. 100% of your gift will go directly to those affected in Israel. You can click the "DONATE NOW" button on this page or you can send a check to us via mail at 400 N. Woodlawn, Suite 8, Wichita, KS 67208. (note the Fire Emergency Fund on the memo line) or call us at (316) 686-4741. Funds must be received by Monday, December 26.
Watch: Jewish Federations’ Israel Fire Emergency Response video here. https://vimeo.com/193795986