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Planning an addition: Beth Shalom makes move toward building sacred space

Planning an addition: Beth Shalom makes move toward building sacred space

Congregation Beth Shalom announced last week that its board of directors has approved a recommendation to build a sacred space at its facility at 14300 Lamar Ave. in Overland Park. Read more...

Rabbi White to step down from Ohev Sholom in 2019

Rabbi White to step down from Ohev Sholom in 2019

Rabbi Scott White Rabbi Scott White, spiritual leader of Congregation Ohev Sholom since 2005, will conclude his tenure at the congregation in the summer of 2019. Read more...

TEDxOverlandPark talks raise interesting and innovative ideas

Jay Lewis, executive director of KU Hillel, was the master of ceremonies at the 2012 TEDxOverlandPark event titled “Game-Changers.” Ever feel like you have this great idea but don’t know what to... Read more...

Singers to be honored at Purim Gala

Mort and Helene Singer Congregation Beth Israel Abraham & Voliner is looking forward to “unmasking” and honoring two BIAV heroes — Mort and Helene Singer — at its annual Purim Gala on Sunday,... Read more...

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Jay Michael Gilman ‘FIRST THEY CAME FOR’ — Earlier this month a play based on the poem “First They Came For” by Martin Niemoller and inspired by Elie Wiesel’s “Night” debuted in Philadelphia.... Read more...

The real Norman Rockwell revealed in ‘Perfect Picture’

Eileen Bluestone Sherman Those who think they know Norman Rockwell from his years of illustrating Saturday Evening Post covers don’t know the whole story. At a very early age, Rockwell learned, “Don’t... Read more...

Rabbi Rockoff aims to get fit while raising money for Israeli charity

Rabbi Rockoff runs twice a week in preparation for Rabbis Can Run, a 10K event held in conjunction with the Jerusalem Marathon to raise money for Kav L’Noar of Israel. If you’ve seen a man running... Read more...

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Shown at the interfaith vigil for refugees and immigrants on Feb. 5 are Rabbi Mark Levin (front row, from left), rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth Torah; Hilary Cohen Singer, executive director of JVS,... Read more...

JFS and JVS partner to provide food, transportation to local refugees

In this photo a JVS refugee family receives a food box donation for a local charity. Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) and Jewish Family Services (JFS) are joining forces to help the Kansas City refugee... Read more...

C3’s Cutler, Skelton invent their road to retail

SportFans is a windsock that clips onto the outside of a vehicle’s window. It lights up via wind power to display themed designs. That Bob Cutler — he’s always starting something. He’s had a... Read more...

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Defacing a cemetery and bomb threats make me angry

Defacing a cemetery and bomb threats make me angry

I was not sad on Monday when I found out more Jewish Community Centers had received bomb threats that forced evacuations. I was not sad later that day when I found out Chessed Shel Emeth Cemetery was... Read more...

Letter writer’s facts don’t match opinion

Letter writer’s facts don’t match opinion

Ace Allen, M.D. Guest Columnist I did some fact checking in regards to Lee Levin’s Feb. 9 letter (Muslim countries should welcome their own refugees) in support of banning Muslim refugees from entry... Read more...

Letters to the Editor

Mr. President: Get it right about the Holocaust As Rabbi for Trump I have constantly fought for Mr. Trump. Read more...

Letters to the editor

Why Congregation B’nai Jehudah supports refugees The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah loves refugees. We are committed to supporting refugees resettled in the Kansas City area, to educating the... Read more...

Just beyond the border: Israel’s initiatives to help Syrian refugees

Israeli volunteers pack winter supplies to be delivered to Syrian Refugees. Operation Human Warmth The issue of border security and whether or not it’s safe to welcome refugees is a hot topic in the... Read more...

KU Hillel Birthright stimulates student’s Judaism

In Israel, beauty is not only found on an off-road jeep tour through the Jordan Valley, residing in the disputed territory of the Galilee, with the height of the morning sun to shine the way. Nor only... Read more...

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Muslim countries should welcome their own refugees The Feb. 2 issue of The Chronicle is filled with column after column decrying President Trump’s executive order banning refugee immigration from several... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Voice opposition to executive order on immigration We condemn the executive order on immigration and refugees that was issued late Friday evening, Jan. 27. Read more...

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We must all co-exist I get so frustrated to see such blatant and pervasive bad journalism where lies are painted as truth as news stories, and where broadcasters and “Hollyweed” actors/actresses... Read more...

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Appalled by Ellison I do not know Stu Lewis personally, but based on his many other letters to The Chronicle over the years he appears to be intelligent and articulate, though I have rarely agreed with... Read more...

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Rosenberg Bar Mitzvah

Rosenberg Bar Mitzvah

Jordan Rosenberg Natalie and Stephen Rosenberg announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jordan, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Balanoff Bat Mitzvah

Balanoff Bat Mitzvah

Olivia Balanoff Christa and Brian Balanoff announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Olivia Graham Balanoff, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Congregation Beth Torah. Read more...

Cohen Birth

Jack Hudson Cohen Daniel and Michelle Cohen of Chicago announce the birth Dec. 20, 2016 of a son, Jack Hudson Cohen. They are also the parents of Benjamin Ethan. Read more...

Shalley Birth

Rachael and Chet Shalley announce the birth Jan. 15 of son, Brody Robert Shalley. He is the grandson of Idelle Williams of Independence, Missouri, and the late Robert Williams; and Jack and Becky Shalley... Read more...

Franklin Bat Mitzvah

Jenna Franklin Steve and Leslie Holzmark Franklin of Denver, Colorado, announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Jenna Beth Franklin, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb.11, at Congregation Temple Emanuel... Read more...

Reidy Birth

Mika Erin Reidy Jennifer and Jim Reidy of Overland Park, Kansas, announce the birth of their daughter, Mika Erin, on Jan. 16, 2017. They are also the parents of a daughter, Shiloh Claire. Read more...

Local teen to play college lacrosse, train with Israel national team

Sabina Skolnick signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse for the College of Wooster on Feb. 1 at Shawnee Mission East High School. Sabina Skolnick has signed a letter of intent to play for the College... Read more...

Hammontree Bat Mitzvah

Mackenzie Hammontree Samantha and Quentin Hammontree announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Mackenzie Lauren Hammontree, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Congregation Beth Torah. Read more...

Glauberman Birth

Goldie Evelyn Glauberman Erin Elizabeth and Joseph Patrick Glauberman of San Francisco announce the birth Oct. 25, 2016, of a daughter, Goldie Evelyn Glauberman. They are also the parents of Beatrice... Read more...

Chopp Birth

Leo Joseph Chopp Elizabeth and Isaac Chopp announce the birth on Oct. 12, 2016, of their son, Leo Joseph Chopp. They are also the parents of Stella Chopp, age 2. Read more...

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Lewitton, Sol

Lewitton, Sol

Sol Lewitton, dearly loved husband of Noreen and dad of Michael, Derek and Steve, passed away on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. He was born on Sunday, Dec. 10, 1933, in Oudtshoorn, Cape Province, South Africa,... Read more...

Penner, Bernard Isadore

Penner, Bernard Isadore

Bernard I. Penner, 85, of Kansas City, Missouri, died on Feb. 18, 2017. Graveside funeral services were held Feb. 19, 2017, at Sheffield Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers; the family suggests that contributions... Read more...

Tranin, Sally Turk

Sally Turk Tranin, born April 16, 1930, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 19, at The Louis Memorial Chapel. Burial followed at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery.... Read more...

Wells, Ruth Jane

Ruth Jane Wells (née Alexander), 85, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at University of Kansas Medical Center. She will be buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery South in Kansas City, Missouri. Read more...

Wolf, Norman S.

Norman S. Wolf, DVM, Ph.D., was born in Kansas City on July 22, 1927, and passed away in Seattle, Washington, on Jan. 24, 2017. Read more...

Carl, William 'Bill'

William “Bill” Carl passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, under hospice care at Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas. Mr. Carl was the owner and proprietor of Carl’s Delicatessen... Read more...

Eisenberg, Leo

Leo Eisenberg, born July 24, 1921, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona, at age 95 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Barney... Read more...

Schulzinger, Marilyn

Marilyn Schulzinger, 82, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Feb. 3, 2017. Graveside service and interment were held Feb. 6, at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions... Read more...

Kalender, Joyce

Joyce was born May 3, 1930, to the late Max and Freida Mendell in St. Joseph, Missouri. Read more...

Asner, Labe

Labe Asner, 93, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Read more...