Jewish Experiences in Kansas City
We invite you to grow your appreciation of Jewish history, culture and celebration
We are dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of Jewish history, values and culture through Jewish experiences in Kansas City. We host visiting scholars and writers, install exhibitions that explain Jewish history, feature Jewish luminaries, illustrate Jewish holidays or simply entertain. We offer classes, discussion groups and workshops.
At the same time, we believe that the J is uniquely positioned to bring members of our diverse community together. We reach out to individuals and groups of different faiths and ethnicities. Seeking to exchange perspectives on critical issues, reach goals that none of us could achieve alone, and extend our respective reaches into the community, we host interfaith, interethnic story circles, community art programs, study and discussion groups and cultural events.
Remaining faithful to these values, Jewish Experiences in Kansas City fosters Jewish pride and fellowship while contributing to the ongoing process of building a robust and highly diverse community.
Please Join Us For:
- Adult Education Opportunities: A variety of activities from seminars to conversation groups enable individuals from all backgrounds to engage and learn about the Jewish culture in a friendly, judgement free, environment.
- Hebrew Classes: Whether you are a beginner or seasoned in Hebrew, we have a class just right for you.
- Get Lit: Visiting authors and ongoing discussion groups for those who love great Jewish Literature.
- Installations + Exhibitions: See the world through the eyes of local and nationally acclaimed Jewish artists and create treasures of your own in our hands-on workshops.
- Wall of Respect: View and contribute to our traveling 12' yurt (round tent) which celebrates five cultures that enrich our community: Jews, First Nations, Asian Americans, LatinEx, and African Americans.
- Creating Connections: Grand Slam Bridge Tournament, Team Trivia Bowl 2020, Raku Night, and more!
- Special Events: Paint Night at The J and Kansas City Jewish Film Festival.