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Coming home: Rabbi Zedek to speak at B’nai Jehudah, where his career began

Coming home: Rabbi Zedek to speak at B’nai Jehudah, where his career began

Rabbi Michael Zedek For 26 years Rabbi Michael Zedek served as the senior rabbi of The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, choosing in 2000 to leave the congregation and accept the title of rabbi emeritus.... Read more...

Rabbinical Association donates rare book to KU’s Jewish studies department

Rabbinical Association donates rare book to KU’s Jewish studies department

Rabbi David Glickman, senior rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom and president of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City, presents a rare book to Beth M. Whittaker, assistant dean of distinctive... Read more...

Listening Post

The Jewish community came together to spiritually prepare for the coming Days of Awe at a special program and service on Saturday night. Following presentations by participating rabbis about how they spiritually... Read more...

Author offers creative ways to engage those with dementia

Writer, speaker, editor and dementia advocate Deborah Shouse has written her second book on dementia, “Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together.” Read more...

2016 Stephen J. Schoenfeld Volunteer Recognition Award to honor Sandi Lerner

Volunteer Sandi Lerner hugs Village Shalom resident Ruth Margolin. Karen Glickstein, chairman of the board of directors for Village Shalom, has announced Sandi Lerner as the recipient of the 2016 Stephen... Read more...

Revolutionary treatment: Jewish doctor first in nation to use innovative pillcam — colonoscopy in a pill

Dr. Mark Molos, of WestGlen Gastrointestinal Consultants, is the first doctor in the U.S. outside of clinical trials to use the revolutionary colonoscopy pillcam, a vitamin-sized pill containing a tiny... Read more...

Jewish Community Foundation honors Bushman Community Endowment Program — and looks to build on its legacy

Merilyn Berenbom and Stanley Bushman led the Bushman Community Endowment Program, established in 2007, with the support of Foundation staff. The program concluded with last week’s Jewish Community Foundation... Read more...

Nerman family chosen as honorary chairs for ArtsKC annual fundraiser

The Nerman Family — Sue (from left), Jerry, Margaret and Lewis, shown with ‘Shoppers,’ a 1976 life-sized sculpture by Duane Hanson — are honorary chairs for the ArtsKC annual fundraiser set for... Read more...

KC native Metzl’s third novel continues saga of quest for immortality

Author Jamie Metzl’s latest novel lures readers back into the world of human genetic engineering and virtual reality, and into contemplation of their moral and ethical consequences. Read more...

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Rabbi Daniel Kirzane came to Miss Michelle and Miss Susan’s 2-year-olds’ preschool class at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah to help them affix the mezuzah they created on their class doorway... Read more...

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Column demeans Reform rabbis, Judaism and Jews

Column demeans Reform rabbis, Judaism and Jews

I found the article written and published in the Jewish Chronicle entitled “Prayer and Tennis: A Rosh Hashanah Thought” profoundly disturbing, insulting and divisive. Read more...

Letters to the Editor

From one 2G to another So many of the Holocaust survivors in Kansas City who I grew up with have passed away. They were all so important to me and they conveyed a special feeling that no others could.... Read more...

Letters to the Editor

Spiritually rich commentary In response to the comments on my book, “Praying the Bible: Finding Personal Meaning in the Siddur, Ending Boredom & Making Each Prayer Experience Unique,” printed... Read more...

PRAYER AND TENNIS: A Rosh Hashanah thought

After reading a recent article about Rabbi Levin’s new book on prayer, I was intrigued. First, I would direct readers to “Rav Schwalb on Prayer,” Hayim Donin’s book “To Pray as a Jew,” or... Read more...

JVS proudly resettles Syrian refugees

Hilary Cohen Singer For many years, the United States Refugee Admissions Program was a minor government activity, quietly saving lives under the radar of public attention. With the rise of ISIS and this... Read more...

Young men breathe hope into future of our Jewish world

This summer, these young men have been studying every weekday morning. They will be heading to their respective schools on Monday and will be honored at Shabbos services on Aug. 27. They are Chaim Miller... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Record of immigrant integration excellent All American Jews are familiar with the U.S. government’s shameful rejection of Jewish refugees during World War II. Read more...

Empowering Jewish women to change their communities

Members of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project trip to Israel this summer took this photo on top of the Aish building in the Old City. The group included Dini Freed (first row, from left), Deb Brown,... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Remembering the hidden Holocaust On Sunday’s edition of “60 Minutes,” (Aug. 7, 2016, repeated from Oct. 4, 2015) there was the story of a French Catholic priest, Father Patrick Desbois, who has... Read more...

Risks associated with Syrian immigrants is overwhelming

Robert Cutler Jamie Metzl represents the politically naive when it comes to today’s Syrian immigration policies. We should jump straight to the facts regarding immigrants from Syria. Read more...

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Kosoglad Birth

Kosoglad Birth

Maggie Jean Kosoglad Michelle and Max Kosoglad of Overland Park announce the birth Aug. 10, 2016, of a daughter, Maggie Jean Kosoglad. They are also the parents of Jack Kosoglad. Read more...

Fehr celebrates 90th birthday

Fehr celebrates 90th birthday

Irene 'Dolly' Fehr Irene “Dolly” Sylvia Gulko Fehr recently celebrated her 90th birthday at the Bristol Restaurant in Leawood, Kansas, with her family and friends around her. Read more...

Copaken to be honored at Alvin Ailey Gala

Bunni Copaken Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey will celebrate its 32nd year as the official second home of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, and KCFAA’s commitment to offering arts... Read more...

Shachtman Bat Mitzvah

Isabelle Shachtman Heather and Scott Shachtman announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Isabelle Dorothea, at 10:30, Saturday, Sept. 17, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Parmet Bat Mitzvah

Mindy and David Parmet announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Maya Parmet, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Himmelstein Bat Mitzvah

Abigail Himmelstein Paul and Susan Himmelstein announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Abigail Esther Himmelstein at 10:30 am, Saturday, Sept. 10, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Abigail... Read more...

Shapiro Bat Mitzvah

Ophelia Shapiro Tony and Kelly Shapiro announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Ophelia Shapiro, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Schwartz Bat Mitzvah

Lydia Schwartz Dana and Neal Schwartz announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Lydia Eve, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

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Rissien Wedding

Matthew and Brittany Rissien Brittany Blair Silberman and Matthew David Rissien were married Sunday, July 17, at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California. Read more...

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Berger, Alex

Berger, Alex

A native New Yorker, Alex Berger came to Kansas City in the early 1940s where he and his wife, May, lived until they bought their first and only home in Reinhardt Estates in Fairway, Kansas, in 1955... Read more...

Mopper, Tracy Lynn (Talbot)

Mopper, Tracy Lynn (Talbot)

Tracy Lynn (Talbot) Mopper, age 56, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, formerly of Overland Park, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Services were held Sept. 27 at Goldman Funeral Group in Buffalo Grove,... Read more...

Stein, Frederick Marvin

Frederick “Fred” Marvin Stein, 89, died Sept. 20, 2016. Graveside service and interment will be were Sept. 22, 2016 , at Sheffield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to... Read more...

Monument Unveiling

In memory of Elaine Polsky at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Read more...

Brick, Beverly Rose

Beverly Rose Brick Beverly Rose Brick passed away Sept. 13, 2016, at Menorah Medical Center.  Beverly was born on Feb. 27, 1922, in St. Louis, Missouri to Morris and Fannie Shapiro. Read more...

Carr, Abe Edward

Abe Edward Carr Abe Edward Carr, 89, passed away Sept. 18, 2016. “Eddie” was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Jan. 7, 1926. The family moved to Kansas City in 1930. He graduated from Paseo High School,... Read more...

Federman, Isak

Isak Federman came to Kansas City in 1946, the only member of his family to have survived the Holocaust. He was a successful businessman, a loving parent and a generous supporter of the Kansas City... Read more...

Jedel, Harrison

Harrison Jedel, 91, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 10, 2016. Read more...

Feldman, Deborah Suzanne

Deborah Suzanne Feldman was buried at sea in the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 28, 2016, with her family and friends attending. Read more...

Goldblatt, Julia

Julia (Wiseman) Goldblatt was born Sept. 2, 1919, in London, England. She died peacefully at Kansas City Hospice House Sept. 3, 2016. Julia met her future husband, Norman Goldblatt, from Kansas City,... Read more...

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