Established in 1949 to help Holocaust survivors, refugees and those returning from WWII, Jewish Vocational Service continues to invest in individuals and families – helping them build better lives in the United States for 70 years and counting. Rooted in our core value that all people have intrinsic worth and dignity, we engage, encourage and empower people to achieve social, cultural and economic integration in the Greater Kansas City metro area.


Workforce Development

Encourages prosperity and economic stability through education, employment and entrepreneurship.


Community Integration

Empowers all people to contribute to their community, and encourages community accessibility and inclusivity.


Health and Wellness

Engages individuals in activities that promote healthy bodies, minds and relationships.


Over 70 years of service to the community

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Client Testimonials

I have enjoyed working at the Kansas City Zoo so much that I have requested and received extra hours on my shift.


I hope for a good life for my children. There is a lot of opportunity for them. I am so happy and thankful for that.

Myat Myat

I hope for my family’s good health. I want for all of them to find their happiness. I hope to continue to study and go to college and have a successful future on our own here in the U.S.

Hanadi Almanseur