Jeffrey Kass is an award-winning author, lawyer, speaker, diversity trainer, and thought leader on race and society. His “traumedy” stories and essays have engaged readers on issues of race, religion, society and relationships. Jeffrey’s stories have not only won numerous writing awards and finalist showings, his story “Staycation” was nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize literary award. His newest book, The Rona Diaries. One World. Two Pandemics is one of Adelaide Books' best sellers since its release in late 2020.
For over two decades, Jeffrey has actively combated racism and its impact on communities. He was a founding member of the Urban League Young Professionals in St. Louis and its third president. He was a long-standing board member of the civil rights organization, The Anti-Defamation League of Missouri, and he regularly volunteers in communities assisting at-risk children. Today, Jeffrey is on the executive board of the Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado, an organization providing important leadership skills to emerging young Black professionals. He serves as treasurer on the board of Denver Delta, Inc., which assists Black and other underserved communities in the areas of health and education. He also is a member of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the NAACP of Aurora, Colorado. Jeffrey is also on the board of the Jewish Community Relations Council where he works on outreach to other communities.
Jeffrey also has done amateur standup comedy since his college days, so he always brings a dose of humor to help us navigate these challenging times.