YOU ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE
ISRAEL’S 67th BIRTHDAY
“ISRAEL FEST 2016”
A YOM HA’ATZMAUT CELEBRATION
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Congregation Emanu-El - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Fun and exciting “Block Party” with Mediterranean foods, Pizza, an Israeli-Style “Master Chef Cook-Off”, kid’s activities,
and a concert with the band, KALO.
This is a rain or shine event for the whole community…bring your family & friends! There is no charge for admission, but bring money for food vendors. For reservations, or to sign up to participate in the Israeli-Style Master Chef Competition, or with questions,
Co-sponsors for this event include the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation, Hadassah, Congregation Emanu-El Congregation, Emanu-El Sisterhood, Congregation Emanu-El Brotherhood, Hebrew Congregation, Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood, Shaarei Tikvah Synagogue, the Youth Group and the Wichita Jewish Community School.
ISRAELI-STYLE MASTER CHEF COOKING COMPETITION - ISRAEL FEST 2016
Have you ever watched Iron Chef and thought I can do that? If you enjoy cooking please sign up for the Israeli-style Master Chef Cooking Competition. The Mid-KansasJewish Federation will provide 5 required special ingredients for the challenge, you may use them how you like, add your own ingredients and prepare the dish at home.You'll bring your dish to the Israel Fest 2016 on Thursday, May 12, at Congregation Emanu-El, 7011 East Central. Your dishes will be tasted and voted on by the community in attendance. The MKJF will tally the votes and award prizes.
Israeli-style Master Chef Cooking Competition Guidelines
- All entries must include all the special ingredients. You do not have to use them in their totality but you must include some of each ingredient. Think Israeli!
- Add whatever other ingredients you like. NO MEAT OR CHICKEN. All dishes must be dairy or pareve.
- Appetizer, side dish or salad are acceptable.
- Prepare the enclosed card with the name of your dish and list of ingredients. This will be placed near your entry. Do NOT write your name on this card. The competition is anonymous, please do not tell anyone what you made.
- Prepare enough for at least 40 people to have a taste (one or two bites).
- At the end of the evening we will announce the winner.
GOOD LUCK!!!! Thanks for participating.
COMMUNITY HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION WITH SURVIVOR, SAMI STEIGMANN
Our community welcomes survivor and moral witness, Sami Steigmann to Wichita to share his story with us at this year’s Community Holocaust Commemoration. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 3, at 7:00 pm at Wichita State University’s Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex (Metroplex), 5015 E. 29th St. N.
The commemoration will include musical pieces and readings. An interfaith memorial service will also be included as a part of the remembrance. The event is free and open to the public
Taken by the Romanians as a one-year-old, Sami Steigmann, born in 1939, belongs to two different Holocaust generations.
Born in what would today be considered three different countries: Czernowitz (Bukovina/Romania), a part of the former USSR (today the city is in the Ukraine), he grew up in Translyvania (Romania). He lived in the labor camp, Mogliev, with his parents, in an area called Transnistria from 1941 to 1944.
Mr. Steigmann also holds two citizenships (USA and Israel) and served in the Israeli Air Force. He came to the USA in 1968 and settled in Milwaukee, WI. At one time, he was fluent in 9 languages. He currently resides in New York.
He was subject to medical experiments and his life was saved by a German woman, when she saw him dying of starvation. He didn't talk about his experiences until the age of 68. Recently, he gave testimony at Yad Va'Shem and the USHMM and was awarded the prestigious Harmony Power Award at the Museum of Tolerance in NYC.
This event is sponsored by Wichita Holocaust Memorial Council whose members include: The Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation, Newman University, Inter-Faith Ministries, Terezin Composers Project Foundation, Wichita State University, Congregation Emanu-El, Ahavath Achim Hebrew Congregation, and Shaarei Tikvah Synagogue.
THE MKJF MOURNS VICTIMS OF TERROR AND STANDS IN SOLIDARITY FOR PEACE
Tragically, we once again find ourselves horrified, shocked, and saddened by the terrorist attacks that killed and critically injured scores of innocent people in Brussels, Belgium and those affected by the recent attacks in Istanbul, Ankara, and Cairo.
With fortified resolve, we stand with the people of Brussels, and all of Europe in condemning this senseless violence. We lament this reiteration of a cowardly attack on innocent civilians with targets including families traveling at a local airport, and commuters going about their daily lives at a subway station. This terrible violence is an assault on every person who believes in freedom, equality, and the sanctity of life.
Our hearts are broken. Our prayers are many, and our hope is eternal. At this time of despair and mourning, it is up to us to unite for a better future for our children, our neighbors, and the world. We stand with love, and with unity, in the face of hate and terror.
We stand in solidarity with the people of Brussels and all peace-loving peoples across the globe. As we search for solace, and for answers, we call to the leaders of the free world to work together to put an end to these reprehensible acts of terror.
We pray for Belgium, we pray for Turkey, we pray for Egypt, and we pray for peace.
MKJF 2016 ANNUAL CAMPAIGN – YOU CAN BE A MKJF SUPERHERO!
You probably don't think of yourself as a superhero. But whether you know it or not, you are performing heroic acts every single day. And you don't even have to wear a superhero cape or have X-ray vision.
When you make a generous donation to the MKJF's 2016 Annual Campaign, your gift helps to care for our entire Jewish community. You educate, inspire and strengthen Jewish connections and values to those of all ages. You advocate on behalf of Jewish concerns and issues, support Israel, and stand up against the rise in anti-Semitism and hate. And, you nurture, rescue and provide assistance to our people wherever they're in need across the planet.
Joining other heroes like yourself, you can make a vital difference in Jewish lives here at home, in Israel and in 70 countries around the globe.
With your support, we can still answer the needs of the Jewish world today. You can "Do Good Everywhere From Anywhere." You can make your pledge to the 2016 Annual Campaign now by contacting the MKJF office at 686-4741. By pledging now, you won't receive a call on Super Sunday! OR click on the Donate Now button at the top of this page to donate securely online now!
Start your year with a renewed commitment to the security and future of Jewish people-by making your tax-deductible gift today. The fate of the Jewish world is in your hands! And you don't even have to have super-human strength.