OUR LEGACY & OUR FUTURE – CELEBRATING 80 YEARS
Our Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation’s Annual Meeting and 80th birthday celebration will be highlighted this year by an address from one of America’s top Jewish Federation Leaders, Linda Hurwitz of Baltimore.
Linda, who will be our very special guest speaker, is a dynamic and accomplished volunteer leader. She has held many positions throughout the Federation system, and at the time of our meeting will be the immediate past National Campaign Chair for Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). Linda has ascended to one of the highest volunteer positions for Jewish Federations of North America.
Here she explains her calling and gives us a glimpse into her motivation and passion for Jewish life.
“I love my life because my Federation work gives me the opportunity to be part of something greater than myself and affords me the inspiring life altering experiences to meet people with like-minded priorities, interests, defining moments and stories that make me a better mother, person and Jew, including the beautiful Jews in Wichita.”
The afternoon event will be held on Sunday, June 7, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at YaYa’s Euro Bistro, 8115 E. 21st Street North (in Bradley Fair). We will begin with our Annual Meeting to elect new officers and board members, and honor those leaving the board. Following the meeting and the keynote address we will celebrate our 80th birthday with a party, complete with light hors d'oeuvres, birthday cake and more.
The MKJF knows that by having Linda as our keynote speaker, our time with her will be beyond worthwhile and meaningful. Join us for this celebration that promises to ignite and invigorate your passion for doing good work and making a difference.
Nepal is still picking up the pieces from the devastation caused by the two deadly earthquakes that struck their country on April 25 and May 12 of this year. The death toll has risen to over 8,000. Thousands have been injured and over 250,000 people have been left homeless. Groups on the ground across the mountainous country continue to report on the devastation, destruction and dwindling resources that is needed now.
In response, the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation has opened a Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. Needs are expected to rise dramatically as reliable sources of food, water and medical supplies are depleted.
Along with Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), we are working with our trusted global partners on the ground - like the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) - who are dedicated to assessing the situation and identifying how we can best address survivors' immediate needs.
Right now, thousands of people are without food, water, shelter, and hope. You can help. Any amount will help repair the world, and rebuild lives. 100% of your donation will go to humanitarian aid efforts in Nepal.
To donate, you can make a tax-deductible donation securely via our "Donate Now" link (Make sure to enter "Nepal Relief Fund" in the designation box). You can also mail a check to 400 N. Woodlawn, Suite 8, Wichita, KS 67208 (on memo line, note Nepal Relief Fund.)
Other organizations on the ground in Nepal working to save lives include: Magen David Olam, Tevel b’Tzedek, UNICEF, IsrAID, Afya Foundation, Heart to Heart International and many others. Israel sent an Israel Defense Forces delegation to assist in Nepal and Chabad of Nepal, a staple for Jewish travelers looking to connect with Judaism, is also participating in relief efforts on the ground in Nepal.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nepalese people and all the humanitarian workers there to help with Nepal’s needs. Thank you for your generosity and support.