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SHALOM CHAVER — This is the last issue for our friend and Community Editor Marcia Montgomery. After working here more than 10 years — editing everything from obituaries to Bar Mitzvah announcements... Read more...

MainStream Education Foundation to honor Bert Berkley

MainStream Education Foundation to honor Bert Berkley

Bert Berkley The MainStream Education Foundation will honor Bert Berkley and Sandy Praeger at its 14th annual “Stand Up, Speak Out” awards dinner on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Overland Park Marriott... Read more...

Sherry honored as AARP Missouri Andrus Award winner

Judy Sherry was honored as the AARP Missouri Andrus Award winner last month. She is shown here with AARP Missouri State Director Craig Eichelman. Judy Sherry has been selected by AARP to receive the 2014... Read more...

Jewish filmmakers challenge shaken baby syndrome in documentary

Meryl Goldsmith and Susan Goldsmith produced ‘The Syndrome,’ a documentary film debuting at the Kansas International Film Festival Oct. 12 at the Glenwood Arts Theatre. “The Syndrome,” a documentary... Read more...

Jewish legislator takes the lead in Missouri against gun violence

Stacey Newman While most of the Jews in our community live on the Kansas side of the state line, there are still plenty of Jews — about 59,000 according Read more...

Doctor by day, sukkah savior by night

On Sunday Dr. Jay Robinow supervised a crew assembling the frame of BIAV’s sukkah. Here he helps 10-year-old Daniel Gerry with a pole. In the office or the hospital right after morning minyan and working... Read more...

Bev Jacobson retires from career with Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy

Photo by David Riffel: Bev Jacobson (center) holds a gift presented to her by Todd Stettner, president and CEO of Jewish Federation, and Trudy Jacobson, Women’s Philanthropy chair, for her service to... Read more...

Morton and Estelle Sosland honored by Mayor Sly James

Photo by Chris Crum: Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James (right) presents Morton Sosland with the proclamation declaring Sept. 19 ‘Morton and Estelle Sosland Day.’ Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James... Read more...

Listening Post

SHORASHIM BIRTHRIGHT — Jewish Federation, under the leadership of Israeli Emissary Yahav Barnea, is recruiting young adults from the Kansas City area to participate in a free Taglit-Birthright 10-day... Read more...

Following tragedy, Jewish Federation hires community security director

Blair Hawkins It’s been said that from all bad things come something good. In the Jewish community, 155 days after the tragedy on April 13 in which three people were murdered in the parking lots of... Read more...

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Letter to the Editor

Introducing Hebrew learning opportunities We wish the K.C. Jewish Community a L’Shanah Tovah V’Metukah — a sweet near year filled with Hebrew learning! From across the Jewish community, we are... Read more...

Letters to the Editor

Both sides suffer (Editor’s note: This letter to the editor, originally  published in the Aug. 28 issue, is reprinted in its entirety with corrections.) The latest issue of The Chronicle features... Read more...

Five days of ‘wow’ at the national Sinai Scholars Retreat

KU’s Sinai Scholars recently attended the Sinai Scholars Retreat in Chicago. Shown are Arie Mello (top row, from left), Rebeka Luttinger, Ethan King, Nechama Tiechtel, Betsy Jacob and Sammy Katz. Bottom... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Article omitted facts  As president of the Missouri Kansas chapter of Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, I am disappointed that Grandmothers Against Gun Violence was not mentioned in the article published... Read more...

Shabbat in Jamaica: ‘Out of many, one people’

Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan: A Jewish reggae artist came to play at the synagogue, offering a taste spiritual and uniquely Jamaican Jewish experience to the community. Many of us think of Israel as the melting... Read more...

Show wounded Israeli soldiers we stand by their sides

Major General (res) Yoav Gallant, head of Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization, shakes the hand of a wounded IDF soldier. Also in the room visiting the soldier are wounded veterans from Operation Cast... Read more...

Letters to the Editor

Irresponsible comparison to Holocaust On Saturday, Aug. 23, the New York Times published an ad signed by about 300 Holocaust survivors, their direct Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Interfaith Council needs to despise anti-Semitism In response to the letter written by Sheila Sonnenschein and Rev. Mary McCoy of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (Aug. 14), I wonder if it... Read more...

The structure of racism: Change begins with all of us

For decades, structures have existed that created and sustained Ferguson, Missouri’s, damaged relationship with its police. They have quietly worked their magic, and brought about the shooting of Michael... Read more...

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Israel is the victim I can’t help but find a correlation between Muslim migration into Europe and other non-Muslim countries and the rising clamor of anti-Semitism in those countries. Hamas instigated... Read more...

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Hedrick and Yagerman Engagement

Hedrick and Yagerman Engagement

Erica Hedrick and Zachary Yagerman Shelley Hedrick and Thomas Hedrick of Kansas City announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Hedrick, to Zachary Yagerman, son of Read more...

Richmond birth

Rebecca and Chad Richman of Winnetka, Ill., announce the birth Sept. 10 of twin sons, Sidney Graham and Henry Blake. They are also the parents of Daniel Maurice. Grandparents are Sara and Michael Sher... Read more...

Shniderson Bat Mitzvah

Beth Shniderson Mark and Regan Shniderson announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Beth, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Congregation Beth Torah. Read more...

Fehsenfeld Birth

Wes and Emily Fehsenfeld announce the birth June 25 of a daughter, Caro Elizabeth. Grandparents are Elizabeth and Paul Uhlmann III, Joseph Fehsenfeld of Delavan, Wisc., and Debra Davis of Charleston,... Read more...

Gorodetzky-Sanditen Engagement

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Gorodetzky announce the engagement of their son, David Gorodetzky, to Lynne Sanditen, daughter of Dean Sanditen and the late Patricia Sanditen. Lynne is a graduate of the University... Read more...

Rosenberg Bat Mitzvah

Natalie and Steve Rosenberg announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Meredith at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Lebovitz-Meklir Engagement

Allen and Susan Lebovitz announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Francis, to Derek Meklir, son of Sam Meklir of Detroit and the late Linda Meklir. Read more...

Brudoley Bar Mitzvah

The Bar Mitzvah of Avi Brudoley, son of Sherri and Jonathan Jacobs and Jacob Brudoley, took place at the Kotel in Jerusalem on June 30. Read more...

Mendel Bar Mitzvah

William and Doris Mendel announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, James Reid Mendel, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Deutch-Perilstein Engagement

Judy and Larry Deutch, Des Moines, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter Lisa Deutch, to Ari Perilstein son of Robin Daynes of Cairns, Australia, and Sam Perilstein of Margate, N.J. Read more...

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Levinson, Sylvia Spector

Levinson, Sylvia Spector

Sylvia Spector Levinson died on Monday, Sept. 22, at the age of 86. Read more...

Kapustin, Moysey

Kapustin, Moysey

Moysey Kapustin, 89, of Overland Park, passed away at Manor Care of Overland Park on Monday, Sept, 29, 2014. Read more...

Eriksmoen, Paul

Paul Eriksmoen, 34, of Shelton, Wash., formerly of Prairie Village, died on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in the crash of an airplane he was piloting near Kulusuk, Greenland. Read more...

DiCapo, Ida

Ida DiCapo, 88, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Read more...

Applebaum, Ida

  Ida “Baubie” Applebaum, 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Menorah Medical Center. Ida was surrounded by her caring Read more...

Caplan, Betty Rose

Betty Rose Caplan, 86, our Mom, Nana, sister, sister-in-law and aunt, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Village Shalom of complications from Early Onset Dementia. Read more...

Kusnetzky, Cynthia T.

Cynthia T. Kusnetzky, 69, died on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Cindy was one of the strongest, loving and most caring persons on the face of the earth. Read more...

Moss, Sadelle Marion

Sadelle Marion Moss, 93, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at The Atriums. Read more...

Harding, Dorothy

Dorothy Harding, of Kansas City, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park. Read more...

Eberman, Steve

Steve took his final victory lap on earth Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, and passed peacefully at Garden Terrace. Read more...