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Hancock should resign

Hancock should resign

Steve Rose John Hancock, the new Republican Party chairman for Missouri, should resign. He has proved the point. He is an anti-Semite.  His own words leave no doubt.  Read more...

The Shul-Chabad of Leawood opens new location this week

The Shul-Chabad of Leawood opens new location this week

Rabbi Mendy Wineberg believes that the ideal situation is for every member of the Jewish community to have a place of worship within close proximity to their home. While he knows Chabad House Center... Read more...

Anti-Semitism becomes an issue in Missouri state auditor’s death

Tom Schweich St. Louis — Sam Fox still recalls the day many years ago that a friend asked him to speak to a young Bryan Cave lawyer who was writing a book on management. Grudgingly, the busy businessman... Read more...

SevenDays to celebrate life, commemorate April 2014 shootings

SevenDays-Make A Ripple, Change the World is the overarching theme of a series of community events scheduled April 7-13 to commemorate the tragic events that took place a year ago outside of the Jewish... Read more...

Jewish community rallies to build home for a family in need

Barry Kaseff (from left), Stacey Belzer and David Herbet were ready to work on a Habitat House for Kaseff’s 50th birthday. This year Kaseff is organizing The Mitzvah House, a Habitat for Humanity project... Read more...

Listening Post

Members of AEPi at the University of Kansas held a 48-hour rock-a-thon last year on campus. Shown here are Adam Newberg (front row, from left), Brandon Cotter, Sean Mallers and Matthew Engelson. Second... Read more...

Bring an open mind: Exhibit of Bak’s work ‘reflects an art oscillating between expectation and dismay’

Samuel Bak’s ‘About Time,’ 1999 Since the tender age of 3, Samuel Bak has always known he would be an artist. A Jew born in Vilna, Poland, in 1933, the year Hitler came to power, he has said his... Read more...

Gallery owner has long history with artist, Kansas City

Bernie Pucker It’s been a long time since Bernie Pucker lived in Kansas City and attended Congregation Beth Shalom. But Pucker’s love for his hometown, and his lifelong respect and admiration for... Read more...

Congregations believe in Jewish camp so much, they send their educators

This summer will be the third time Shelley Hedrick has been on staff at GUCI. She is pictured (far right) with B’nai Jehudah campers who attended in 2013. Jewish identity experts will emphasize three... Read more...

Jewish Community Center begins process to find new CEO

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, The J, has taken the first step to find a new leader to replace Jacob Schreiber, who resigned as president and CEO last month. His last day was Jan.... Read more...

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Letter to the Editor - Settlers treatment of Arabs appalling

Why is Netanyahu Allowing West Bank settlers to continue their treatment of the local Arab population? Read more...

It’s the bomb, stupid …

It’s the bomb, stupid …

Rabbi David M. Glickman Legendary campaign manager James Carville coined the phrase “The economy, stupid,” in the war room of Clinton’s 1992 campaign reminding his team of the only issue that mattered... Read more...

Letter to the Editor: Let Israelis handle their issues

I would like to respond to Rabbi Nemitoff’s open letter to “Bibi,” published in the Feb. 19 edition of The Chronicle.  The rabbi is very concerned about the investigation of Israeli corrupt politicians. The... Read more...

Letter to the Editor: Thanks Community Legacy Fund

The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation recently received a grant from the Community Legacy Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City to help implement and improve its facility... Read more...

An open letter to Bibi

Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff Mr. Prime Minister: I just returned from eight days in Israel. As always, it was a remarkable time, made even more incredible when I awoke each day knowing that I was in a place... Read more...

You can’t fight radical Islam with radical Islamists

The White House’s announcement of its conference on “Countering Violent Extremism” names Boston as one of the pilot cities where law enforcement officials have developed partnerships with Muslim... Read more...

Impatient with intellectual dishonesty

“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share it.” Tolstoy One strikingly poignant article, and an opposing view to the Page 1 article published in The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle... Read more...

Audio-Reader helps visual impaired

Did you know that volunteers for the Audio-Reader Network read The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle every week? Your local newspaper is available for free, in audible format, via a closed circuit radio and... Read more...

More balanced article needed

Beginning on Page 1 of the of The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle of Jan. 29, 2015, Ron Kampeas criticizes Speaker John Boehner for his invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Sorry, but the remainder... Read more...

Obama letting Iran off the hook

Netanyahu will speak to Congress, and the front page of the Chronicle reports that some Jewish organizations and Jewish members of Congress are in a snit. The White House is outraged. Sorry, but the remainder... Read more...

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Eisemann and Temkin Engagement

Eisemann and Temkin Engagement

Emma Eisemann and Eli Temkin DoubleTake Photography Mark Eisemann and Leslie Mark of Mission Hills, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emma Sophie Eisemann, to Eli Michael Temkin, son of... Read more...

Lewis Wedding

Lewis Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Lewis Hannah Rose Bock and Joshua Aaron Lewis were married Aug. 31, 2014, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Read more...

Friedman Anniversary

Len and Bonnie Friedman Bonnie and Len Friedman renewed their wedding vows at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah on Saturday, Feb. 28. Read more...

Tou Birth

Asher John Tou Elizabeth Zitron and Dr. Erik Tou announce the birth of a son, Asher John Tou, Jan. 13, in Tacoma, Wash. Read more...

Abrams Bar Mitzvah

Jacob Louis Abrams Michael and Arlene Abrams announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jacob Louis, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Kehilath Israel Synagogue. Sorry, but the remainder of the article is... Read more...

Wright Bar Mitzvah

Eric Wright Stacy and Allen Wright announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Eric Aaron, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Sorry, but the remainder of the article... Read more...

Kaplan Bar Mitzvah

Jonah Kaplan Julie Kaplan announces the Bar Mitzvah of her son Jonah at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Village Shalom. Sorry, but the remainder of the article is only available for our subscribers. Click... Read more...

Erenberg Reichman Engagement

Elizabeth Erenberg and Michael Reichman Phil Erenberg of Studio City, Calif., announces the engagement of his daughter, Elizabeth (Liz) Erenberg, to Michael Reichman, son of Allan and Nancy Reichman... Read more...

Boresow Birth

Jackson Boresow Danny and Katie Boresow announce the birth Feb. 16, 2015, of a son, Jackson Donald Boresow. Sorry, but the remainder of the article is only available for our subscribers. Click here... Read more...

Iken Birth

Ryan Phillip Iken Corey and Michelle Iken of St. Louis, Mo., announce the birth Nov. 17, 2014, of a son, Ryan Phillip. Sorry, but the remainder of the article is only available for our subscribers. Click... Read more...

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Daniels, Bernice

Daniels, Bernice

Bernice Daniels Bernice Daniels, age 91, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Feb. 26, 2015. Funeral services were held March 1 at Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home. Interment at Congregation Beth... Read more...

Kartch, Joyce Lyda Willer

Joyce Lyda Willer Kartch of Shawnee, Kan., passed away on Feb 28, 2015. She was born in Pontiac, Mich., on May 11, 1928, to Dorothy Strifling Willer and Mandel H. Willer. Read more...

Lerner, Sara Hammer

Sara Hammer Lerner Sara Hammer Lerner, 98, of Rio Rancho, N.M., died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at Louis Memorial Chapel, followed by burial at... Read more...

Peltzman, Dorothy K.

Dorothy K. Peltzman Dorothy K. Peltzman, 95, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away on Feb. 28, 2015. Dorothy was born May 28, 1919, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and grew up as the youngest of eight children... Read more...

Fine, Diane Rudolf

Diane Rudolf Fine, Diane Rudolf Fine, 72, of St. Louis, Mo., passed away on Feb. 16, 2015, after a seven-year battle with cancer. Diane was born on Nov. 13, 1942, in Chicago and was the devoted daughter... Read more...

Gaba, Tzivia J.

Tzivia J. Gaba Tzivia J. Gaba (nee Pollack), 88, of Overland Park, Kan., died on Thursday, Feb. 19 at her home at The Atriums. Funeral services were held Feb. 22 at Louis Memorial Chapel followed by... Read more...

Goldberg, Terry Susan

Terry Susan Goldberg Terry Susan (Russell) Goldberg demonstrated the same grace, courage and determination she brought to living life as she endured, then ended, her battle with Multiple System Atrophy... Read more...

Koenig, Lise Nielsen

Lise Nielsen Koenig, 70, beloved wife of 51 years of the late Leonard I. Koenig, passed away Feb. 12, 2015, surrounded by family and friends.  She was predeceased by her parents, Jorn and Henny Nielsen,... Read more...

Byers, Robert Louis

Robert Louis Byers passed away Feb. 15, 2015, in St. Louis, Mo. Beloved husband of Ruth Byers; dear father and father-in-law of Bruce (Maija Meijers), Linda (Ed Piccolo) and Tom (Eileen O’Toole) Byers;... Read more...

Sackin, Elaine Ruth

Elaine Ruth Sackin Elaine Ruth Sackin passed away Feb. 13, 2015. She was born on Aug. 27, 1916, to L.G. Galamba, Sr. and Sylvia Rae Galamba. She was the beloved wife of Erwin R. Sackin. They celebrated... Read more...