The Mid Kansas Jewish Federation (MKJF) is proud and honored to announce the receipt of a $1 million bequest from the Joan S. Beren estate.
The Huffinton Post By David Harris, AJC CEO
February 28, 2017
No one is born hating, but, tragically, some are taught to hate, whether in the name of racial purity, religious doctrine, political dogma, ethnic stereotyping, sheer jealousy—you name it.
To state the obvious, Jews have never been immune from these age-old cancers. Nor is it the case today.
In the last few weeks alone, there have been bomb threats by the dozens against Jewish community centers across the country. Other Jewish institutions – organizations, synagogues, schools – have been on the receiving end of menacing calls and messages. Cemetery desecrations of Jewish headstones in St. Louis and Philadelphia have occurred. Nazi graffiti and slurs have been encountered in Buffalo. Swastikas have been burned into the hallway carpeting in front of Jewish students' rooms in a school dormitory. The list goes on.
Yes, they coexist with another reality, namely, that most American Jews live comfortable and secure lives in a land where pretty much every door is now wide open to them, and where a recent survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center, showed that Jews are the most positively viewed religious group in the United States. But that's of little solace to those who have experienced, directly or indirectly, the impact of this wave of bigotry and viciousness.
Who exactly is behind this remains to be seen. Are they lone individuals? Are they many or few? Are they connected to one another by shared ideology and allegiance, or are they more amorphous and atomized? Is a copycat phenomenon also at work?
Save the date! Camp Shalom "A JOURNEY THROUGH ISRAEL" is coming July 3 through July 14!
This year promises to full of sun, fun, and friends! Watch for more details soon!
Camp Shalom is a fun-filled day camp sponsored by the MKJF for children ages 3 through 11. We offer an environment enriched with Jewish values and culture to create learning experiences, lasting memories, friendships and lots of fun! Camp is held at Hebrew Congregation, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. A kosher-style, kid-friendly lunch will be provided each day. Camp will be a fun place to be for your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or young friends!