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Overland Park Eiruv improved and fully operational

Overland Park Eiruv improved  and fully operational

Members of the Jewish community who are not observant may be unaware that the community has an eiruv, a ritual enclosure, that transforms a particular area from a public to a private domain and thus... Read more...

Priya is up and running, helping those with infertility

Priya is up and running, helping those with infertility

Although only receiving funding in the summer of 2015, and not officially open to the community until October 2015, “Priya: A New Fund for Jewish Reproduction” has already helped one family in the... Read more...

Listening Post

Former Kansas Citian Abe Meth, who at 103 is the oldest congregant at Temple Beth Shalom in Sun City, Arizona, read from the Megillah, the biblical story of Esther at the congregation’s Purim Celebration... Read more...

HBHA student drawing evokes Passover traditions

River Hennick, an eighth-grade student at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy designed the colorful drawing to celebrate Passover. Read more...

Light triumphs over darkness, again

“Kindness and good will overcome anything,” said 41 Action News Anchor and event emcee Christa Dubill. “We’re here to make a ripple in our city.” Make a ripple they did. Read more...

Local rabbi’s affiliation with Kashouvo helps bring pastoral care to Israeli hospitals

Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick What’s the common thread between chaplaincy in Kansas City and Israel? It’s actually Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick, Jewish Family Services Community Chaplain and Overland Park native,... Read more...

Jewish Community Foundation, Truman Library Institute offer Israel lecture series

The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) and the Truman Library Institute (TLI) have partnered to offer a series of free lectures called the Truman and Israel Lecture. Read more...

Truman and Israel lecture series to feature former Ambassador Dennis Ross

Ambassador Dennis Ross Ambassador Dennis Ross will be the first speaker in the inaugural lecture series “Truman and Israel,” which is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Foundation and the Truman... Read more...

Annual Yom HaShoah memorial service set for May 1

Benny Harding Benny Harding will chair the 2016 Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Service, to be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Jewish Community Campus. Harding is the son of Dorothy Kuzeck Harding... Read more...

Memorial honors April 2014 Jewish community shooting victims

This memorial to the three April 2014 Jewish community shooting victims was dedicated Tuesday, April 12, at the Jewish Community Campus. On Tuesday, family and friends dedicated a memorial on the Jewish... Read more...

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The strength of the Jewish people

The strength of the Jewish people

Adena Goldberg, third from right, witnessing the spot where open fire pits once stood outside of the gas chambers — at Treblinka, just outside of Warsaw. For 13 years I have been taught many aspects... Read more...

The Israel effect

The Israel effect

Elana Goldenberg takes a seat at Makhtesh Ramon, a geological phenomenon located in southern Israel.  When I arrived in Israel for the first time this past March, I expected to be overcome with a rush... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

President’s Saudi trip confusing  No one can deny that President Obama’s trip to Saudi Arabia was a part of his last-minute bid to ensure his legacy. Read more...

‘Restoring Honor Campaign’ complete, endowment funds now being raised

Members of the Friends of Sheffield board of directors gathered last month to celebrate the completion of the ‘Restoring Honor Campaign.’ Seated are Rita Shapiro (from left), Barb Stras, Jackie Kraft,... Read more...

Understanding what AIPAC does — and what AIPAC needs to do

Rabbi David M. Glickman I remember my first AIPAC national Policy Conference my freshman year at University of Michigan in 1992. We rode all night in a bus from Ann Arbor to Washington, D.C., to join... Read more...

Come forward May 1 for a day of remembrance and bring your teens

I finally get it! Read more...

Letters to the Editor

Evoking Holocaust to promote political agenda unacceptable I have never written a letter to The Chronicle or any other paper in my entire life. However, after reading the article in the March 10 issue... Read more...

Building cross-cultural bridges in KC

HBHA and University Academy students crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the scene of the 1965 Selma civil rights march. Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy (HBHA), a Jewish day school in Overland Park, Kansas,... Read more...

Dissent shouldn’t mean incivility

Jerry Silverman The language is painful to hear, particularly coming from fellow Jews. Read more...

Letter to the Editor

The hunt for red horseradish This true story was inspired by the movie, “The Hunt For The Red October,” although it’s not about a submarine. Read more...

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Turtledove Bat Mitzvah

Turtledove Bat Mitzvah

Ally Turtledove Stacie and Robert Turtledove announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Alyssa “Ally” Turtledove, at 9:30 Saturday, May 7, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Shalinsky Bar Mitzvah

Shalinsky Bar Mitzvah

Nadav Fishel Shalinsky Robyn and Loren Shalinsky of Mountain View, California, announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Nadav Fishel Shalinsky, Saturday, May 7, at Peninsula Sinai Congregation in Foster... Read more...

Burns B'not Mitzvah

Taylor Burns and Ryan Burns Jeff and Jennifer Burn announce the B’not Mitzvah of their daughters, Taylor and Ryan, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Hacker Honor

Tina Hacker The Writer’s Place hosts its annual Celebration of the Muses from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.. This year they will honor two members and volunteers, Maryfrances Wagner and Tina Hacker,... Read more...

Zimmerman Marselle Engagement

Johnette and Shelden Zimmerman of Overland Park, Kansas, announce the engagement of their son, Andrew Paul Zimmerman, to Laurel Ann Marselle, daughter of Ellen and Ralph Buikema of Sun City West, Arizona,... Read more...

Hartwich Birthday

Eva Hartwich Eva Hartwich will be 95 years on April 26. Eva’s family from around the country and friends will be celebrating this very special occasion in early May. Read more...

Franke Bar Mitzvah

David Michael Franke Michael and Allison Franke announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, David Michael Franke, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Jacob Birth

Keith and Jessica Jacob, of Wilton, Connecticut, announce the birth Feb. 11 of a son, Noah Elliot. Read more...

Berman to receive honorary doctorate from HUC-JIR

Steve Berman Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), will award Steve Berman with the Doctor of Jewish Nonprofit Management at graduation... Read more...

Eagle Scout to be awarded

Dillon Hollander Dillon Hollander, 18, will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor to be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Atonement Lutheran Church in Overland Park. His Eagle... Read more...

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Fields, 'Lonesome' Bill

Fields, 'Lonesome' Bill

'Lonesome' Bill Fields Lonesome Bill Fields, age 81, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died Friday, April 22, 2016. Bill was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Sedona, Arizona, to the late W.C. and the late Betty (Schumacher)... Read more...

Galapo, Sarah

Galapo, Sarah

Sarah M. Galapo Sarah M. Galapo, presently of Dayton, Ohio, previously of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully the morning of April 15, 2016, after living 84 years of life. Read more...

Nelkin, Nedwyn Ronald

Nedwyn R. Nelkin, 89, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were set to be held Wednesday, April 27, at The Louis Memorial... Read more...

Neuberger, Freda

Freda Neuberger Freda (born Elfriede) Neuberger, 93, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on April 18, 2016. Freda was born in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a young girl. She came directly... Read more...

Oberstein, Sylvia Minnie (Weise)

Sylvia Minnie (Weise) Oberstein was 94 years old when she passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Members of the local Jewish community are invited to a memorial service that will take place... Read more...

Parness, Dorothy Ashner

Dorothy Ashner Parness Dorothy Ashner Parness, 86, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 26, at The Louis... Read more...

Salvay, Melvin Eugene 'Gene'

Gene Salvay Gene Salvay, 96, passed away on April 8, 2016, at his home in Encino, California, surrounded by family and loving friends. Gene was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Israel... Read more...

Searles, Ferne

Ferne Searles Ferne Searles, 82, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away April 24, 2016. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016, in the Yukon Chapel at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, with burial to... Read more...

Bergl, Zdenko 'John'

Zdenko “John” Bergl, 86, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away April 15, 2016, at his home. Funeral services were held April 18 at Louis Memorial Chapel; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions... Read more...

Fried, Sam

Sam Fried Sam Fried, 87, passed away on Monday, April 11, in Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial services were held April 14, at Beth El Synagogue in Omaha. Read more...