Rising Antisemitism Threatens Kansas City Jewish NextGen

Over the past few years there has been an uptick in violent attacks against synagogues

This April will mark the 8th anniversary of the deadly Overland Park Jewish Community Center shooting.

Accordingly, here's a look at how this faith community is coping with the crisis . . .

"Synagogues throughout the region and other sites affiliated with Kansas City's Jewish community are also now guarded by armed security staff, supported and informed by the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, and their director of community security, a former Secret Service agent. Beyond what individual congregations budget, the Federation has spent millions of dollars on safety, according to Vice President Derek Gale."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Kansas City's young Jews worry about their safety as antisemitic incidents hit historic highs

The Anti-Defamation League has been keeping track of antisemitic incidents since 1979, and they've never been higher than last year. Around Kansas City, a new generation of Jewish people is coming to terms with what that means for their future.