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Israelis looking forward to a positive change in US-Israeli relationship

Israelis looking forward to a positive change in US-Israeli relationship

In a speech on Sunday night, Jerusalem Post political analyst Gil Hoffman said Israelis are looking forward to a Trump president. With just one week remaining before the inauguration, many members of... Read more...

New book focuses on heartfelt apologies, ‘the heart of our relational world’

New book focuses on heartfelt apologies, ‘the heart of our relational world’

We have all experienced it. Someone in your life, be it a friend, a spouse, a partner, or a coworker, apologizes to you and instead of feeling better you feel worse. When someone tells you they are... Read more...

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Judy Hellman once again co-chaired the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Service on Sunday, Jan. 8, along with The Rev. Robert Lee Hill. The event is sponsored by the Southern Christian Leadership... Read more...

From candidate to legislator: Koesten prepares to begin her first term in the Kansas House of Representatives

Joy Koesten in the House of Representatives at the Kansas State Capitol during leadership voting in December. A little more than a year after she decided to run for political office for the first time,... Read more...

Victor Wishna to have feature-length play performed at The Living Room Theatre

Victor Wishna and Shawnna Journagan, executive director of The Living Room Theatre look over the script for play ‘Shearwater’ on the stage at The Living Room. The play is Wishna’s first full-length... Read more...

Local artist Arlan explores world through abstract painting

Artist Zach Arlan stands in front of his painting ‘Pain is Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder.’ Zach Arlan had an idea about two years ago to change things up in his work life — and his art life.... Read more...

‘Photograph 51’ explores Jewish scientist’s role in DNA’s double helix

Scientist Rosalind Franklin’s story is told in ‘Photograph 51.’ Jewish scientist Rosalind Franklin and physicist Maurice Wilkins led the way to the discovery of the double helix structure of the... Read more...

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Kansas City members of BBYO Joe Porter (from left), Chloe Azorsky and Grace Rudman lit the Hanukkiah on the third night of Hanukkah at Prairiefire. Each night of the celebration, different individuals... Read more...

KC’s 18th Jewish Film Festival set for Jan. 8-22 and beyond: Film topics explore Jewish identity, culture and values

Chef Mike Solomonov and Meir Adoni try kubaneh, a Yemenite Sabbath bread, at Mizlala, Adoni’s restaurant in Tel Aviv. It is featured in ‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine,’ the opening film of the Jewish... Read more...

‘Hummus: The Movie’ gathers different faiths to the same table

For the past two years, Jewish, Muslim and Christian teens have baked goods to be served at one of The J’s film festival’s receptions. This year the film will be ‘Hummus: The Movie,’ to be shown... 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...

Addressing the stress in the holidays

Addressing the stress in the holidays

Stress and change are inevitable in our busy lives, but how we manage the stressors in our lives is the secret to improving and maintaining our overall well being. Read more...

Spreading the light: Teach basic Jewish tenets to the next generation

With Hanukkah right around the corner and Jews remembering our spiritual and military victories, it’s important to remember our Jewish responsibility to “spread light” to all corners of the world.... Read more...

Letters to the Editor

Holocaust comparison inappropriate I have just read the opinion article in the Dec. 8 issue of The Chronicle titled “In the spirit of never again.” Read more...

In the spirit of ‘Never Again,’ we must oppose Bannon appointment

The appointment of Steve Bannon as Trump’s chief White House strategist, officed inside the actual White House, should be opposed by every Jew, person of color, and righteous American of any background.... Read more...

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Village Shalom is a community treasure We recently attended the annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner at Village Shalom. Read more...

Letter to the Editor

When it comes to Trump, JTA is biased Regarding the JTA front page article in The Chronicle’s Nov. 17 edition (“Meet the Jews in Trump’s inner circle), I am once again shocked and dismayed at... Read more...

Journey as Spiritual Care Volunteer created my extended Jewish family

Nearly five years ago I learned from my rabbi and Congregation Beth Torah’s Founding Rabbi Mark Levin that Jewish Family Services, and in particular, Jewish Community Chaplain Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick,... Read more...

Rabbi encourages to work with integrity

As a pulpit rabbi, I am privileged to officiate at dozens of funerals per year.  I witness first-hand how families and friends assess the lives of the recently deceased. Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Proud ‘nasty woman’ responds to absurd letter I purposely waited until after the election to write this. My response is in regard to the letter written by Dr. David S. Jacobs that was published Nov.... Read more...

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Benjamin Wedding

Benjamin Wedding

Madeline and Jay Benjamin Madeline Elyce Mayer and Jay Garrison Benjamin were married on Nov. 20, 2016, at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri, by Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff of The... Read more...

Schlozman birth

Schlozman birth

Cleo Mathilde Schlozman Lt. Col. Craig Schlozman and Sydney Daniels of Brussels, Belgium, announce the birth Oct. 3, 2016, of a daughter, Cleo Mathilde. Read more...

Urban League honors Judge Sachs

Judge Howard F. Sachs The Urban League of Greater Kansas City honored U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs as one of its Difference Maker award winners on Dec. 1, 2016. Read more...

Leland Shurin elected president of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners

Leland Shurin, managing partner of the Kansas City-based law firm Shaffer Lombardo Shurin, has been elected by his fellow commissioners as president of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners. Leland... Read more...

Campbell Honor

Josh Campbell Josh Campbell recently graduated with a master’s degree in art business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art —New York City. Read more...

Stein Bat Mitzvah

Yael Dorit Stein Marla and Gideon Stein announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Yael Dorit, in Jerusalem. Read more...

Reiz Wedding Anniversary

Andrew and Zelda Reiz Andy and Zelda Reiz will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Dec. 29. Read more...

Weisberg Birth

Joseph Andrew Weisberg Emily and Alec Weisberg announce the birth Nov. 7, 2016, of a son, Joseph Andrew Weisberg. They are also the parents of Daniel, Nathan and Benjamin Weisberg. Read more...

Doctor to celebrate 50th anniversary of Bar Mitzvah

Gary Boxer at age 13. Judaism is a faith that puts as much emphasis on study as it does on prayer, and in doing so encourages each person’s religious path to be a complex, personal and lifelong journey.... Read more...

Bell Bat Mitzvah

Madeline Bell Sheri and Brian Bell announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Madeline Olivia, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

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Caviar, Bette

Caviar, Bette

Bette Caviar, 92, of Overland Park, Kansas, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers, the... Read more...

Klopper, Leon

Klopper, Leon

Leon Klopper, of Overland Park, Kansas, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the age of 78. The service to honor his well-lived life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Leavenworth National Cemetery,... Read more...

Weiner, Joanne

JoAnne Weiner, 88, passed away Jan. 3, 2017. Funeral services were held Jan. 5, 2017, at The Louis Memorial Chapel; interment followed at Sheffield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial... Read more...

Eisenman, Ruth Janet

Ruth Janet Eisenman was born on Feb. 24, 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri.  She passed away on Dec. 22, 2016 at Sunrise of Overland Park, and was cremated. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57... Read more...

Esrig, Harold L.

Harold L. Esrig, 86, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at the Kansas City Hospice House. Funeral services were held Jan. 2, 2017, at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed... Read more...

Eveloff, Andrew Michael

Andrew Michael Eveloff, 24, passed away peacefully and comfortably at his home on Dec. 31, 2016, from complications arising from his muscular dystrophy. He was surrounded by his family, loved ones and... Read more...

Fishman, Herbert

Herbert Fishman, 90, of Overland Park, Kansas, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at his home. Funeral services were held Dec. 30, 2016, at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed... Read more...

Gorodinsky, Isai Borisovich

Isai Borisovich Gorodinsky passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at the Hospice House in Olathe, Kansas. Isai was born on Feb. 12, 1926, in Odessa, Russia. Read more...

Karty, Daniel S.

Daniel S. Karty was born on July 16, 1922, and passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in St. Louis, Missouri. Read more...

Lapine, Erwin

Erwin LaPine passed away peacefully at his home with family members at his bedside on the second night of Hanukkah, Dec. 25, 2016. His Hebrew name was Yisroel ben Shmuel Ha’Cohen. Graveside services... Read more...

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