The MKJF Annual Campaign benefits several overseas partners. The two main partners are the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and the American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).

The JAFI works in communities around the world to bring to Israel Jews who want to come home and also works to put Israel into the lives of the Jewish world's next generation. The JAFI creates opportunities for at-risk immigrants and young people and offers programs that benefit many sectors of Israeli society.

The JDC sponsors programs of relief, rescuse and renewal in Israel and 60 other countries around the world. Since the fall of Communist regimes, the JDC has helped to rebuild Jewish life in Eastern Europe. In Israel, the JDC addresses social service needs for children, immigrants, the elderly and the disabled. And in times of crisis - national disasters, wars, famine - the JDC offers aid to non-Jews to fulfill the Jewish tenet of gemiullut hasadim - acts of lovingkindness.

The MKJF Senior Outreach Coordinator visits elderly (or homebound) members in our community by phone and personal visit; recruits seniors to attend Federation and Jewish community events; helps to plan the monthly Café Chevre "not-for-seniors-only" lunch and education program; and provides referrals to social service and governmental organizations that work with seniors.

Kimarie Funschelle serves as the MKJF's Senior Outreach Coordinator. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation provides information and referrals, emergency social services, and emergency financial aid for Jewish residents of Wichita and the surrounding area. The social service policy includes the following criteria:

  • Federation social services will be considered for persons personally contacting the MKJF office and requesting assistance from the director, president or social worker. Other persons may be referred to the office from other agencies or by the rabbis in the community.
  • If a member of the Jewish community contacts the MKJF with a concern regarding the welfare of another in the area, the director or social worker will contact that person to determine what service is indicated. Results of that investigation remain confidential, as does all other social service casework.

Financial assistance is provided for immediate needs, including food, clothing, shelter, utilities and medical.

The MKJF is committed to respecting the privacy and dignity of each individual and their right to ask for and receive assistance in a professional setting.