KC area’s Jewish community worried about antisemitism in U.S., though less so in metro

A new report from the Jewish Federation of Kansas City shows most Jews in the metro say antisemitism is a problem in the U.S., though a much lower percentage say that's the case in the Kansas City area. The survey also documented the local Jewish communities demographic characteristics, finding nearly a quarter of adults worried they did not have enough money for retirement. Above, a service at Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park. Photo credit Kyle Palmer.

A 2021 report by the Jewish Federation of Kansas City was released earlier this month, the first of its kind in the last 35 years.

The report set out to create a comprehensive portrait of the size, characteristics, attitudes and behaviors of the Jewish community in Kansas City and the surrounding area.