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Community leaders gather to discuss security concerns, conduct business as usual

Community leaders gather to discuss security concerns, conduct business as usual

By Barbara Bayer Editor “We’re not going anywhere. We’re going to be back in our synagogues, we’re going to be back in our JCCs, our children are going to be attending the schools because if... Read more...

As I see it: Love our neighbors as we love ourselves

As I see it: Love our neighbors as we love ourselves

By Barbara Bayer Editor “Lean on me when you’re not strong And I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on For it won’t be long ‘Til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.” We... Read more...

As community continues to grieve, it seeks ways to recover

By Barbara Bayer Editor The feelings we’ve been having, Paul Goldenberg said, “can almost be described as a punch in the stomach.” Goldenberg is the national director of the Secure Community... Read more...

Trauma experts to offer parents advice and support tonight

The Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, in cooperation with Jewish Family Services, is hosting trauma experts from Project C.H.A.I., a project of Chai Lifeline International, to help explain to parents how to... Read more...

Several events on tap to celebrate and commemorate holidays Israeli style

The Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City announces three upcoming events that will provide an opportunity for all members of the Kansas City community to celebrate together, in honor of Israel. All... Read more...

Author Theodore Sasson to be 2014 Milton Firestone Lecturer

By Barbara Bayer Editor Theodore Sasson Author, professor and researcher Theodore Sasson, Ph.D., will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Milton Firestone Lecture May 8 in the Social Hall of the Jewish... Read more...

Book by rabbi with K.C. ties examines Hollywood and the Holocaust

By JACK MURTHA  Special to The Chronicle  The power of the pen has proved critical to an Edison rabbi’s push to pass the lessons learned through the Holocaust to future generations. Rabbi Bernhard... Read more...

True tales from the Holocaust for children and young adults

“The Whispering Town” by Jennifer Elvgren; Illustrated by Fabio Santomauro. (Kar-Ben Publishing, 2014.) “Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust” by Loïc Dauvillier; Illustrated by Marc Lizano.... Read more...

Listening Post

Photo by Kady Weddle, Benedictine College: Rabbi Herbert Mandl with Benedictine College President Stephen D. Minnis last week at the annual Discovery Day at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. KEYNOTE... Read more...

Shootings at Campus, Village Shalom concern community

By Barbara Bayer Editor Senseless. Tragic. Speechless. These are just a few of the sentiments voiced by the greater Kansas City community Sunday immediately following three murders at the Jewish... Read more...

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Salute to a new flag You are all very well aware of the tragic shootings in Overland Park at the JCC and Village Shalom on Sunday April 13, so I won’t repeat what you know. What you may not know is... Read more...

From Berlin to Overland Park

From Berlin to Overland Park

By David T. Rudman, M.D. Guest Columnist Each of us feels our own relationship with the tragic shootings that occurred last week on our Jewish Community Campus. Some of us were actually there when... Read more...

An Israeli in Kansas

By Yahav Barnea Guest Columnist Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss Parashat Vaykrah at Congregation Beth Torah. This particular Torah portion talks about the Temple and the custom of sacrifices.... Read more...

Tragedy: Letters to the Editor

Crazy just ‘is’ I think it would suffice to say that we’re all in a state of shock over the recent hate crime that rocked the entire fabric of our community, in fact that of the entire world. Right... Read more...

Letters to the Editor

Visibility doesn’t equal solid future We have all remarked countless times how ubiquitous are Jews in the fields of business and finance, cultural arts and social services and charitable pursuits,... Read more...

Desert development: Ben Gurion University makes innovation happen

David Ben-Gurion had a vision for the Negev to be the future for the Jewish state’s growth and prosperity. A pioneer, he trusted in the Jewish people to transform a seemingly uninhabitable desert into... Read more...

Judaism, Israel and free speech

By Rabbi Moti Rieber Guest Columnist   Recently the issues of free speech and academic freedom have been prominent in the news and in our conversations. In response to a heartfelt but intemperate... Read more...

We must reduce gun violence

In December I sat with 5,000 other Reform Jews and joined in an erev Shabbat service that was uplifting and heartfelt, musical and deeply engaging. It was a blast! … but for me the most poignant part... Read more...

We must reduce gun violence

In December I sat with 5,000 other Reform Jews and joined in an erev Shabbat service that was uplifting and heartfelt, musical and deeply engaging. It was a blast! … but for me the most poignant part... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Service honors Judy Jacks Berman They came by the dozens. Chairs were added to the back of the room. Young children sat on the floor in front of the bimah. Educators, grandparents, parents, school age... Read more...

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Krigel Bar Mitzvah

Krigel Bar Mitzvah

Eliyahu and Shanti Krigel announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Isaiah Krigel, at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Congregation B’nai Emunah in Tulsa, Okla. Isaiah is the grandson of Gayle and Bruce Krigel... Read more...

Feinberg Birth

Samuel and Samantha Feinberg announce the birth April 2 of a daughter, Eva Josephine. They are also the parents of Dahlia. Grandparents are Lynne Feinberg and the late Jason Feinberg, Marsha Rubin and... Read more...

Conley Wedding

Janina Greissl and Benjamin Conley were married Sunday, Jan. 26, at Omphoy Resort, Palm Beach, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Michaela Greissl and Uwe Greissl and the granddaughter of Gunther and... Read more...

Strauss Bat Mitzvah

Emily and Kip Strauss announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Lily Elizabeth, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Lily is the granddaughter of Mary Dees... Read more...

Stein Birth

Adam Stein and Paula Mahayosnand of Jersey City, N.J., announce the birth Nov. 20 of a daughter, Kaya Rose Mahayosnand Stein. They are also the parents of Isabella. Grandparents are Herb and Alice Stein,... Read more...

Chernoff-Hermanson Engagement

Steven and Mary Anne Chernoff of Lenexa announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Chernoff, to Daniel Hermanson, son of Arnold and Sheri Hermanson of Overland Park. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter... Read more...

Boresow Bat Mitzvah

Stephanie and Bobby Boresow announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Grace Anna, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Gracie is the granddaughter of Carol... Read more...

Eric Blank Bar Mitzvah

Mitchell and Shari Blank announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Eric  Blank, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Congregation Beth Torah. Eric is the grandson of Sue Miller and the late Neil F. Miller... Read more...

Ryan Blank Bar Mitzvah

Mitchell and Shari Blank announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Ryan Blank, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Congregation Beth Torah. Ryan is the grandson of Sue Miller and the late Neil F. Miller... Read more...

Marchick Bat Mitzvah

Rose Marchick and Clint Pitts announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Lily Marchick, at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Congregation BIAV. Relatives and friends are invited to worship with the family.... Read more...

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Ginsberg, Sam

Ginsberg, Sam

Sam Ginsberg, 102, passed away in Houston. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1911 to loving parents Ben and Helen. Sam outlived his eight siblings, all of them very close. Sam was a travelling salesman... Read more...

Holsberger, Denise Renee

Holsberger, Denise Renee

Denise Renee Holsberger, 43, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, surrounded by her family. Left behind to mourn her loss is her dedicated husband, Jim, who never left her side during her seven-year... Read more...

Morris, Stephen Jon

Stephen Jon Morris died on Saturday, April 19, at Village Shalom, following more than three years battling with cancer. He was nursed throughout this time by his devoted wife of 40 years, Bibie Chronwall.... Read more...

Abend, Esther

Esther Abend, age 101, died on April 13, 2014, after a life well lived. Funeral services were held at Louis Memorial Chapel on Monday, April 14, with burial at Sheffield Cemetery. The family suggests... Read more...

Baru, Gerald Bernard

Gerald Bernard Baru, 88, of Olathe, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, April 17, at Rose Hill Cemetery. Gerald was born March 19,... Read more...

Bileski, T. Eugene

Taras Eugene Bileski was born on Jan. 29, 1939, and passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. Funeral services took place on Friday, April 11, at Louis... Read more...

Yukon, Warren S.

We lost on Thursday, April 3, 2014, a giant of a man to whom nature was so important that he chose to reside in rural areas of South Kansas City, St. Joseph, Centerview, and Warrensburg, not only for the... Read more...

Alpert, Philip Yigal

Phil Alpert of Kansas City, Mo., passed away on Thursday, March 27, at the Holmesdale Nursing Home where he had been recovering from heart complications. Graveside services were held on April 1 at Mount... Read more...

Bates, Sandra

Sandra Bates, 73, of Leawood, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, April 7, at The Louis Memorial Chapel, followed by entombment... Read more...

Spector, Sylvia

Sylvia Spector, 86, of Austin, Texas, peacefully passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at Heartland Nursing Center in the presence of her loving children and friends. Services were to be held at 2:30 p.m.... Read more...