MKJF 2018 SUMMER JEWISH FILM SERIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WICHITA ART MUSEUM
The Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation's Jewish Summer Film Series celebrates our 23rd season this year. In partnership with the Wichita Art Museum, we will present two, highly-acclaimed, award-winning films.
All films will be shown at the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 West Museum Boulevard, in the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall (downstairs) at 2:00 pm. There is no cost to attend our film series and is open to the general public. Invite a friend or two to join you!
The Wedding Doll is brought to you by the partnership of Episcopal Services, the Wichita Art Museum, and the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation.
WEDDING DOLL – Sunday, July 29, 2018
Hagit, a young woman with mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory. She lives with her mother Sarah, a divorcee who gave up her life for her daughter. Hagit strives for independence and Sarah is torn between her desire to protect her, and her own will to live. When a relationship develops between her and the son of the factory owner, Hagit hides it from her mother. The announcement of the closing of the factory shakes Hagit and Sarah's life and jeopardizes Hagit's love story.
BIG SONIA – Sunday, August 12, 2018
Holocaust survivor. Grandma. Diva. BIG SONIA.
In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski – great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor – runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than 30 years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.
JULY CAFÉ CHEVRE LUNCH AND LEARN WITH THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF FIRST FILE, CRAIG DIVOLL
“First+File” is designed to be of assistance to individuals, caregivers, and emergency personnel in an emergency situation. Information is collected and placed in a First+File folder, which is then attached on the refrigerator magnetically (or placed in the general area of the refrigerator) so that when emergency responders arrive on the scene, they and those with the individual in need are not hindered in the process of saving a life (due to the time required to seek information) or perform assistance that might put the individual in greater jeopardy.
Craig Divoll has been involved with Emergency Services since 2007. During this time he has developed a varied Public Safety Portfolio to include being a volunteer firefighter, EMT-I, 911 Dispatcher, and Law Enforcement Officer. Craig previously worked in the Kansas Office of Emergency Communications (KOEC) as a Public Safety Broadband Outreach Coordinator, introducing the FirstNet throughout the State and gathering information necessary for the implementation of FirstNet in Kansas. Having served as a First-Responder, he has been in the position of trying to provide care with little to no information, even if family is there, they are often distraught and not able to give you accurate information. Having those files in place can help save precious seconds when they count the most!”
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 11:45 am, at Congregation Emanu-El.
Remember everyone is invited to Café Chevre. Invite a friend! It's our lunch and learn program with topics of interest to all!
We live in different places. Our circumstances vary. But when someone is in need, our differences disappear. The Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation is here for all people, regardless of background or tradition — to provide relief, hope, and compassion - here at home, in Israel and in 70 countries across the globe.
Federation powers the Jewish community in ways you might not think of. Sending free PJ books to families. Supporting Jewish camp and Birthright experiences. Helping people discover their own connections to Judaism. We help rebuild communities and give families what they need in the wake of natural or financial disasters. We continue to create a safer, more just world for all.
THIS IS YOUR MOMENT TO HELP! YOUR CHANCE TO START SOMETHING POWERFUL!
We invite you to make your 2018 Annual Campaign pledge today to help support your fellow Jews. Your gift is not due until December 31, 2018 and is tax deductible. (To receive tax credit in 2017, you can pay your pledge early, by December 30, 2017.)
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 going to www.mkjf.org and selecting "Donate Now."
At Federation, everyone has a place. Everyone counts. Can we count on you?
Thursday July 5 Israeli Scouts Visit Wichita
Wednesday July 18 Cafe Chevre