BECAUSE OF YOU, OUR WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE.
Together we are feeding the hungry, comforting the sick, caring for the elderly, educating youth, ensuring a Jewish future, bridging cultural divides, and supporting Israel. We restore hope, awaken Jewish identity, and make changes in the lives of so many.
With YOU, we answer the needs of the Jewish world today. Thank you!
CAFÉ CHEVRE “SILVER HAIR LEGISLATURE” REPRESENTATIVE CARL WILLIAMS
Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Congregation Emanu-El at 11:45 am
The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature (SHL) is a unicameral legislature composed of 125 representatives. All are over 60 and are elected from their county residence. The legislature provides an educational experience in the political process and provides an opportunity to identify priority concerns of Kansas senior citizens. The purpose of Silver Haired Legislature is to advocate for older adults and provide a voice for the older community at the state and federal level.
Please remember: Everyone is invited to Café Chevre. Invite a friend! It's our lunch and learn program with topics of interest to all!
Relentless flooding has devastated southern Louisiana, now a federal disaster area. Following severe storms, rising waters have killed at least 7, destroyed countless homes and forced tens of thousands to flee for their lives—including Federation staff and many from the local Jewish community.
Jewish Federations across North America are raising funds to support the Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge as they meet urgent needs. Because the ongoing flooding is so widespread, we are still working to understand the full impact of the disaster. One hundred percent of your donation to will go to the Baton Rouge Flood Relief Fund.
UPDATE: JTA and the Jerusalem Post report on how the Jewish community is mobilizing to help Louisiana flood victims as JFNA representatives Brian Seymour (Palm Beach) and William Daroff visit Baton Rouge to support local volunteers, learn first-hand about recovery plans and present $112,000 from Federations to support disaster relief. They will meet with and visit the flooded home of Ellen Sager, part-time exec of the Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge, and work alongside NECHAMA, a Jewish disaster response organization and longtime Federation partner.
To help click here at Federations mailbox to help meet dire needs in the Baton Rouge area.