Rosh Hashanah Holiday Assistance


Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown September 24.  Help JFS provide holiday foods for over 200 households in need during the High Holidays.

From now until September 7, participating congregations and JFS will collect kosher and non-kosher holiday food items and monetary donations.  Items needed include: vegetable oil, matzah ball soup/mixes,  extra-wide egg noodles, raisins/dried fruit,  sugar, flour, grape juice, and honey.

Click here to see other ways you can help or for specific times to volunteer in the pantry or to make holiday food deliveries.

Positive Aging Expo

Thank you to everyone who made the Positive Aging Expo a huge success!

The day was spent celebrating active older adults.  Special thanks to the attendees, our keynote speaker Annarose Ingarra-Milch, workshop presenters and vendors, and our host partner Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph.  To Dawn Staton and her team at JFS – mazel tov!

Listen to an interview with featured keynote speaker Annarose Ingarra-Milch on KSHB’s KC Live http://www.kshb.com/entertainment/kcl/lifestyle-kcl/the-positive-aging-exp.

Announcing Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition

More than a dozen community organizations and mental health providers recently formed the Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition.  Under the leadership of JFS, the coalition will launch a community-wide Anti-Stigma Campaign with creative work by Bernstein-Rein.  Visit the coalition website at www.itsOK.us.



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