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Congregation Ohev Sholom’s renovations near completion

Congregation Ohev Sholom’s  renovations near completion

New carpeting will be installed soon in Congregation Ohev Sholom’s sanctuary, where Rabbi Scott White sits. Rennovations to the sanctuary and the chapel are expected to be completed in early September.... Read more...

Local Jewish men’s bowling league keeps tradition rolling, seeks new members

Local Jewish men’s bowling league keeps tradition rolling, seeks new members

Local Jewish men’s league bowlers Scott Hecht (from left), David Grodowitz, Michael Sokol and Bruce Singer at Ward Parkway Lanes. If you’re looking for Stuart Pollack, you can find him at Ward Parkway... Read more...

Jewish Federation announces three major award recipients to be honored at 2016 Annual Gathering

Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City has announced three award recipients for this year’s annual gathering scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Galleria and White Theatre... Read more...

Listening Post

This abstract painting, ‘selfie’ by Zach Arlan, is one of many currently on display at Leawood Fine Art Gallery. ABSTRACT ART - Local artist/designer Zach Arlan is currently showing some of his work... Read more...

Making the right commitment for the Jewish people: Outgoing Chair Jacobson gives strength to Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy

Trudy Jacobson (from left) joins chef and What Jew Wanna Eat blogger Amy Kritzer and Barb Kovacs, Women’s Philanthropy campaign co-chair, at a recent campaign event. Throughout her life as a businesswoman,... Read more...

Rabbi poses different approach to prayer in new book

“Praying the Bible: Finding Personal Meaning in the Siddur, Ending Boredom & Making Each Prayer Experience Unique” by Rabbi Mark Levin, available Aug. 5, 2016 from Jewish Lights Publishing,... Read more...

Amanda Morgan to be honored with Dan Fingersh Young Leadership Award

Amanda Morgan Strong leadership comes from being both willing to teach and learn, and Amanda Morgan recognizes this fact tenfold. Read more...

Musical educator explains universality of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Ellen Katz will perform her ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ retrospective at B’nai Jehudah on Saturday, Sept. 10. An “edu-tainer” is someone who both educates and entertains and that’s exactly what... Read more...

5th anniversary:Grill masters fire up for annual Kansas City Kosher BBQ Championship

STP BBQ — Smoked to Perfection, the Reserve Grand Champion team at the 2015 Kansas City Kosher BBQ Championship: Riley Johnson (front row, from left), Sebastian Fraley and Olivia Fraley. Back row: Lisa... Read more...

Actor comes home to emcee Beth Torah’s Got Talent!

Jordy Altman Congregation Beth Torah’s Got Talent! will take place on Sunday, Aug. 20, and its emcee is none other than its own Hollywood heartbreaker Jordy Altman. Read more...

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JVS proudly resettles Syrian refugees

JVS proudly resettles Syrian refugees

Hilary Cohen Singer For many years, the United States Refugee Admissions Program was a minor government activity, quietly saving lives under the radar of public attention. With the rise of ISIS and this... Read more...

Young men breathe hope into future of our Jewish world

Young men breathe hope into future of our Jewish world

This summer, these young men have been studying every weekday morning. They will be heading to their respective schools on Monday and will be honored at Shabbos services on Aug. 27. They are Chaim Miller... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Record of immigrant integration excellent All American Jews are familiar with the U.S. government’s shameful rejection of Jewish refugees during World War II. Read more...

Empowering Jewish women to change their communities

Members of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project trip to Israel this summer took this photo on top of the Aish building in the Old City. The group included Dini Freed (first row, from left), Deb Brown,... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Remembering the hidden Holocaust On Sunday’s edition of “60 Minutes,” (Aug. 7, 2016, repeated from Oct. 4, 2015) there was the story of a French Catholic priest, Father Patrick Desbois, who has... Read more...

Risks associated with Syrian immigrants is overwhelming

Robert Cutler Jamie Metzl represents the politically naive when it comes to today’s Syrian immigration policies. We should jump straight to the facts regarding immigrants from Syria. Read more...

Letters to the Editor

Acknowledging our shared success story Last week I had the opportunity to review the press release, “KU Hillel Success Story,” about Scott Bratt’s new position as the Denver/Boulder City manager... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Democrats proposals meaningless Equal pay for women. Raise the minimum wage to $15. Free college tuition. Immigration reform. Enhanced social security. The list of goodies Hillary promised at the Democratic... Read more...

Welcoming immigrants is the Jewish thing to do

Charles Jacobs’ July 21 guest editorial, “Typical School Day in Syria: Jews are our Enemies,” describes the horrendous anti-Semitism in official Syrian textbooks and calls for the United States to... Read more...

This is the season to ... determine our country’s future

Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff For over 1,700 years of Jewish history, there were two things the Jewish people lacked. ... Read more...

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Schwartz Bat Mitzvah

Schwartz Bat Mitzvah

Lydia Schwartz Dana and Neal Schwartz announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Lydia Eve, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Salle Bat Mitzvah

Salle Bat Mitzvah

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Rissien Wedding

Matthew and Brittany Rissien Brittany Blair Silberman and Matthew David Rissien were married Sunday, July 17, at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California. Read more...

85th Birthday

Bob Horwitz Bob Horwitz, born in 1931, will turn 85 on Monday, Aug. 29. A day of celebratory events with his family is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28.   Read more...

Hammer Bar Mitzvah

Ian Hammer Alana Muller and Marc Hammer announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Ian Alexander Hammer, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Goldman Elyachar Engagement

Rachel Goldman and Joseph Elyachar Andrea Elyachar of Overland Park and David Elyachar of Shawnee announce the engagement of their son, Joseph Daniel Elyachar, to Rachel Edith Goldman, daughter of Larry... Read more...

Komaiko Wedding

Marcie and Richard Komaiko Marcie Ann Cooperman and Richard Andrew Komaiko were married Sunday, May 29, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more...

Eagle Scout named

Once an Eagle, always an Eagle. Read more...

75th Anniversary

Jerome and Margaret Nerman Jerome and Margaret Nerman were married on Aug. 8, 1941, in Kansas City. Read more...

Lehigh Federation honors Swartz

Miriam Swartz (center) was recently awarded the Levy Hillel Leadership Award by the Lehigh Valley Jewish Federation. She is shown here with Judith Cohen-Roberts, the Levys’ daughter, and Professor Ethan... Read more...

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Galler, Carl

Galler, Carl

Carl Galler Carl Galler, 93, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away Aug. 23, 2016, at Villa St. Joseph in Overland Park. Graveside services and interment will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Mount Carmel Cemetery,... Read more...

Penner, Maurice J.

Penner, Maurice J.

Maurice Penner Maurice Jay (Maury) Penner, born January 9, 1946, passed away peacefully August 15, 2016 from Parkinson's/Lewy Body Disease.  Maury was a native of Kansas City, KS, earning a PhD in sociology... Read more...

Cohen, Marvin C., M.D.

Marvin C. Cohen, M.D. Dr. Marvin C. Cohen was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1948 to parents, Fannie (Cohn) and Samuel Cohen. He spent his early childhood in Jacksonville and Waycross, Georgia. In... Read more...

Shapiro, Norma B.

Norma B. Shapiro Norma B. Shapiro, 79, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Aug. 9, 2016. Funeral service were held Friday, Aug. 12, at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home. Burial followed... Read more...

Bashmakov, Leonid Lvovich

Leonid Lvovich Bashmakov Leonid Lvovich Bashmakov passed away Aug. 3, 2016, in Olathe, Kansas. He was born in Bershad, Ukraine, in 1923 to Sara and Leob. Leonid was a decorated war veteran of World War... Read more...

Claster, Esther (Roth)

Esther (Roth) Claster Mother, grandmother, great grandmother and devoted friend, Esther (Roth) Claster of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Services were scheduled to take place... Read more...

Daniels, Sol

Sol Daniels, 99, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Village Shalom. Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge... Read more...

Halpern, Siegmund

Siegmund Halpern, 96, passed away on Aug. 1, 2016, in Kansas City, Missouri. Read more...

Weinberg, Judith Ann

Judith Ann Weinberg Judith Ann Weinberg, mother of four, grandmother of four, and loving wife passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at her home in Mission Hills, Kansas. Funeral services were held Friday,... Read more...

Myer, Dr. Aleza Gould

Aleza Gould Myer Aleza Gould Myer, 53, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend and dentist passed away peacefully at her home on July 1 surrounded by her family and was laid to rest on July 3. Burial... Read more...