Community Partners + Support
The J is a proud partner and supporter of the following:
Following the April 13, 2014 tragedy at the Jewish Community Campus and Village Shalom, a group of caring individuals decided that we, as a community, have the power to outshine and overcome such senseless acts of hate. SevenDays presents an opportunity for young and old to embrace diversity across races, religions and cultures. The SevenDays events promote understanding, and encourage kindness to "Make a Ripple to Change the World."
United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of poverty, literacy, career readiness and well-being. United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, and improving people’s health. As a United Way agency, The J receives funding for its programming. As a support organization, The J’s staff also take part in the United Way’s annual campaign.
Reat Griffin Underwood Rising Star Fund – This fund was established to help young people interested in the performing arts to pursue their passion for the arts. Reat loved singing, dancing and performing, and this fund honors his spirit and memory.
Children’s Mercy Hospital – The Big Slick – This event started in 2010 as a celebrity poker tournament and party hosted by native Kansas City celebrities Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis. David Koechner and Eric Stonestreet joined as co-hosts in 2014. Over the past five years, celebrity friends such as Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Johnny Knoxville, Will Forte, Aisha Tyler, Weird Al Yankovic, James Marsden and Nick Kroll have attended Big Slick and helped to raise more than $2.2 million for Children’s Mercy.
C You In The Major Leagues – Founded by Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, this foundation benefits four major "bases": youth baseball, families in crisis, education and faith-based programs and organizations. The J hosts C You in the Major Leagues baseball camps during the summer.
Harvesters Community Food Network - Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. Serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas, Harvesters also provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and more.
ANB Bank and the Sturm Family Foundation are proud to support the Jewish Community Center. The Sturm Family Foundation was created by the Sturms who deeply believe in giving back to the community.
ANB Bank is a bank like no other with the strength, talent, commitment and security to fulfill our business and personal customers’ financial needs. The Bank is a true community bank with an unwavering commitment to excellence, helping each of its communities prosper through investment, sponsorship, philanthropy, and employee volunteerism. It is a passion ANB has for banking that makes the difference.
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Menorah Medical Center (MMC), a full-service, acute care hospital and ER located in Overland Park and Leawood. The hospital serves the community’s healthcare needs by providing compassionate care and some of the most advanced treatment options available in the Kansas City region. Menorah has a world-class medical staff with more than 600 physicians who offer exceptional experiences and extraordinary medicine for adults, newborns, teens and children. Menorah received The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program which recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance.
KC SuperStar – This “American Idol” style competition awards the $10,000 Edward & Ellen Rose Family Scholarship to the best high school singer in the greater Kansas City area. An invaluable experience for the contestants, this event also raises funds for the Jewish Community Center’s financial assistance programs that benefit individuals, children, families and senior adults.
The J is honored to be neighbors with the following organizations on the Jewish Community Campus:
- Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
- JCRB | AJC
- Jewish Community Foundation
- Jewish Family Services
- Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City
- Jewish Vocational Services
- Midwest Center for Holocaust Education
- Congregation Beth Israel Abraham & Voliner (BIAV) - Orthodox
- Congregation Beth Shalom - Conservative
- Congregation Beth Torah - Reform
- The Temple Congregation B'nai Jehudah - Reform
- Chabad House - Lubavitch
- Kehilath Israel Synagogue - Traditional
- Congregation Kol Ami - Reform
- The New Reform Temple - Reform
- Congregation Ohev Sholom - Conservative
- Temple Israel - Reform
- Temple Sinai - Reform
- Torah Learning Center - Lubavitch
Around the Community
Visit this calendar, maintained by the Jewish Federation, for a listing of events taking place around the community.
Visit this calendar for a listing of all events taking place at The J.
To become a partner or sponsor of The Jewish Community Center, please contact Jim Sluyter, President + CEO, by email or call (913) 327-8032.