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Current Community Needs

Listed below are current community needs in the area of Arts and Culture. If you have any questions or to make a donation, please contact Beatrice Fine or log in to DonorCentral to give through your Donor Advised Fund.

Arts and Culture programming you can support through the Jewish Community Foundation
  • The J: Production of Memphis

    The J requests support to help underwrite the co-production of the Broadway musical, Memphis, with The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City in the 2021-22 Season at The White Theatre. Specifically, funding is needed to offset costs associated with the payment of professional actors.

  • Jewish Federation: PJ Library

    PJ Library, a national initiative of The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, seeks to reach/engage Jewish families with children ages six months to eleven years. PJ Library sends high quality, age-appropriate Jewish children’s books and music, as well as parenting resources, each month at no charge to the family. The cost of each subscription is shared by The Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Federation. Today in Kansas City, 960 children, representing about 650 families, receive free books each month.

  • Rockhurst University: Collection of Religious Art in the Greenlease Gallery Space

    The gallery space at Rockhurst University is being renovated for 2022. The gallery is divided into two spaces, one for temporary exhibitions and one for its permanent collection. Support is being requested to help create part of the permanent collection which will feature Judaic ritual objects. The objects will be placed adjacent to Catholic liturgical objects. Information panels will help viewers compare and contrast ceremonial objects from the Catholic tradition with those of the Jewish tradition with the hope that viewers will come away with an appreciation of similarities between the faiths.