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Jewish doctor makes medical discovery: Barbara Kahn, M.D. identified a new class of molecules that could lead to a diabetes cure

Jewish doctor makes medical discovery: Barbara Kahn, M.D. identified a new class of molecules that could lead to a diabetes cure

Dr. Barbara Kahn The discovery of a new class of lipid molecules that enhance insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control offers a promising new avenue for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.... Read more...

Sisterhood of Salam Shalom Changing the world, one Jewish and one Muslim woman at a time

Sisterhood of Salam Shalom Changing the world, one Jewish and one Muslim woman at a time

The local group of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom had its inaugural meeting at the end of October. Shown at that first gathering are Hadas Moshonov (from left); Sarah Aptilon; Fatima Chaudhri; Sheila Sonnenschein,... Read more...

Tangled Roots Community Art Fellows Project invites people ‘Home’

“Home is a place that I leave, and the place to which I return. The invitation to leave is as strong as the call to return, and in that movement, I consider home to be the journey itself.” Nick... Read more...

Dr. Mary Davidson honored as philanthropic leader

The Philanthropist of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Mary Davidson by Dr. Joe Sopcich, President of Johnson County Community College. Photo by Charles St. Clair At its annual National Philanthropy... Read more...

HBHA reaches out to community for help completing Mishna reading

In the wake of the terrorist attack in the Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy wants to honor the memory of alumnus Rabbi Kalman Levine, a member of the first graduating class... Read more...

Listening Post

We reported last spring that Chiefs super fan Gary Friedman, through an auction, won the opportunity to attend the 2014 NFL Draft as a guest of the Chiefs and the NFL. Just last week he got an unexpected... Read more...

Terror victims mourned in Israel — and beyond

Kalman Levine TEL AVIV — They all lived on the same street. They had all moved there from abroad. They were all rabbis. They all prayed at the same synagogue. Read more...

Events planned to mark first anniversary of April 13 tragedy

Mindy Corporon discusses events planned to commemorate the first anniversary of the April 13 tragedy, where her son, Reat Griffin Underwood, and her father, Dr. William Corporon, were killed in the parking... Read more...

Former head of Shin Bet headlines AIPAC Israel Action Forum

Avi Dichter For the first time ever, a former Member of Knesset and chief of Israel’s security agency will be the keynote speaker at the Israel Action Forum. Sponsored by the American Israel Public... Read more...

Rabbi treks around the globe to observe HBHA dual-track Jewish studies program

HBHA Head of Jewish Studies Rabbi Avi Weinstein (from left), HBHA Head of School Howard M. Haas and Rabbi Barak Cohen met to discuss the opportunities of replicating the HBHA model in St. Ives, Australia.... Read more...

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Campus security changes endanger our children’s safety

Campus security changes endanger our children’s safety

Karen Loggia is shown here with her son Elliot, who is a student at the Jewish Community Center’s Child Development Center. The Jewish Community Campus recently announced that drivers will no longer... Read more...

Suicide awareness: Parents can help make a difference

Suicide awareness: Parents can help make a difference

For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. For every adolescent death by suicide you hear about, approximately 25 suicide attempts are made. These are shocking... Read more...

Do not remain silent

We are at war. Many stubbornly and foolishly don’t put the pieces together and refuse to identify the evil doers as evil. We are disgracefully politically correct.  Read more...

Raising funds to honor Kalman Levine’s memory

All of us were shocked and horrified that last week’s murderous terrorist attack in Jerusalem took the life of our friend Rabbi Kalman (Cary) Levine, along with that of four other victims. We have been... Read more...

A tribute to Kalman Levine

Cary Levine (now known as Kalman Levine) always had a big heart, with lots of love. Read more...

JET EXPRESS CONTINUES TO NEED YOUR SUPPORT

On behalf of JET Express, Jewish Family Services’ volunteer driver program, and the hundreds of older adults we serve, I would like to thank The Chronicle for its recent coverage of our program and our... Read more...

My search for meaning in terror

Hundreds of Israelis mourn at the funeral of three of the victims killed earlier in the day when two Palestinian terrorists from east Jerusalem entered the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue in the Orthodox neighborhood... Read more...

World Series brings thoughts of Rabbi Margolies and his love for baseball

At 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, my clock radio awakened me in my home in the Bronx to the radio announcer saying, "Giants and Royals in Kansas City tonight. Game one of the World Series." "I am dreaming,"... Read more...

Author recreates the life of the first Yiddish humorist in biography

  The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem: The Remarkable Life and Afterlife of the Man Who Created Tevye," by Jeffrey Dauber. (Nextbook, Schocken, 2013.) Read more...

As November election approaches, we can learn a lesson from Kristallnacht

The 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the infamous "Night of Broken Glass," is Nov. 9 and 10. Kristallnacht is a harsh reminder of the anti-Jewish violence that rocked Germany, occupied Austria and areas... Read more...

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Plesser Birth

Plesser Birth

Ezra Plesser Leslie and James Plesser of Minneapolis, Minn., announce the birth Sept. 16 of a son, Ezra Alexander Plesser. Read more...

Rosenthal Wedding

Rosenthal Wedding

Bret and Emily Rosenthal Bret Rosenthal and Emily Cruse were married on Oct. 24 at the Beverly Hills, California Courthouse. Attending were parents and siblings. Bret is the son of Aleta and Rich Rosenthal... Read more...

Fine Bar Mitzvah

Sam Fine Jill and Michael Fine announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Sam, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Congregation Beth Torah. Sam is the grandson of Diane and Larry Fine of St. Louis, Mo.,... Read more...

Poisner Wedding

Sharon and Alan Poisner Sharon Lowenstein and Alan Poisner were married Sunday, Oct. 26, at Village Shalom. The bride was accompanied by her son Glenn Lowenstein, Houston, Texas, and the best man was... Read more...

Hurst Bat Mitzvah

Richard and Lisa Hurst announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Halle Beth, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Halle is the granddaughter of Dolores Kessler, Shirley and... Read more...

Galler Birth

Lawrence Gabriel Galler Hayden and Sarah Galler of Overland Park, Kan., announce the birth of a son, Lawrence Gabriel Galler, on Oct. 19. Read more...

Cotton/Baellow Engagement

Benjamin Baellow and Sarah Cotton Sonia and Monte Cotton announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Cotton to Benjamin Rubin Baellow, son of Shari Lebovitz Baellow and David Baellow of... Read more...

Friedman Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Friedman Taly Dorit Yeyni and Bradley Herschel Friedman were married Sunday, June 29, at 28 Event Space in Kansas City, Mo. Read more...

Birger Bat Mitzvah

Emily Birger Julie and Michael Birger announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Emily, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Cole Bat Mitzvah

Hannah Cole Brian and Karen Cole announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Hannah, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

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Magence, Gloria Jean

Magence, Gloria Jean

Gloria Jean Magence Gloria Jean Magence (nee Rashbaum), age 62, died in Israel on Monday, Nov. 24. Read more...

Isenberg, Vera

Isenberg, Vera

 Vera Isenberg Vera Isenberg, 89, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away on Nov. 14, 2014, after a short illness. She was born June 11, 1925, in Hamburg, Germany, to Erich and Nettie Friedberger. She moved... Read more...

Levine, Cary Kalman

Cary Kalman Levine Cary Kalman Levine died Nov. 17 in Jerusalem as the result of a terrorist attack in a synagogue. He was buried Nov. 18 in Jerusalem at Har Haminuchos. Read more...

Blackman, Ida Mae

Ida Mae Blackman Ida Mae Blackman, 97, passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Aberdeen Village, her home for the past seven years. Services were held Nov. 11 at Louis Memorial Chapel; burial at Mount... Read more...

Hammer, Steven Jay

  Steven Jay Hammer Steven Jay Hammer, 71, of Overland Park, died Nov. 3, 2014, of Large B cell Lymphoma and Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family, at MD Anderson Cancer... Read more...

Suffian, Anita

Annita Suffian passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Overland Park. Graveside services were held Nov. 6 at Chevra Kadisha Cemetery in St. Louis. Read more...

Szneler, Rozia "Rose"

Rozia "Rose" Szneler passed away at the Kansas City Hospice House on Nov. 5, 2014. A graveside service was held Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Jewish Glendale in Des Moines, Iowa. Read more...

Gershon, Gloria Jean

Gloria Jean Gershon of Kansas City, Mo., passed away at home on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the age of 86 with her daughters by her side. Read more...

Pollock, Lillian

Mrs. Lillian Pollock, nee Swerdloff, died on Oct. 15, 2014, on Simchat Torah, in Israel where she had lived since she made Aliyah in 1993. She was buried the following day, her 98th birthday, on Har HaZeitim-Mt.... Read more...

Smith, Jo Ann

Jo Ann Smith, 87, Shawnee, Kan., died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at her home. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 3, in the Yukon Chapel at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to... Read more...