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Making the right commitment for the Jewish people: Outgoing Chair Jacobson gives strength to Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy

Making the right commitment for the Jewish people: Outgoing Chair Jacobson gives strength to Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy

Trudy Jacobson (from left) joins chef and What Jew Wanna Eat blogger Amy Kritzer and Barb Kovacs, Women’s Philanthropy campaign co-chair, at a recent campaign event. Throughout her life as a businesswoman,... Read more...

Rabbi poses different approach to prayer in new book

Rabbi poses different approach to prayer in new book

“Praying the Bible: Finding Personal Meaning in the Siddur, Ending Boredom & Making Each Prayer Experience Unique” by Rabbi Mark Levin, available Aug. 5, 2016 from Jewish Lights Publishing,... Read more...

Amanda Morgan to be honored with Dan Fingersh Young Leadership Award

Amanda Morgan Strong leadership comes from being both willing to teach and learn, and Amanda Morgan recognizes this fact tenfold. Read more...

Musical educator explains universality of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Ellen Katz will perform her ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ retrospective at B’nai Jehudah on Saturday, Sept. 10. An “edu-tainer” is someone who both educates and entertains and that’s exactly what... Read more...

5th anniversary:Grill masters fire up for annual Kansas City Kosher BBQ Championship

STP BBQ — Smoked to Perfection, the Reserve Grand Champion team at the 2015 Kansas City Kosher BBQ Championship: Riley Johnson (front row, from left), Sebastian Fraley and Olivia Fraley. Back row: Lisa... Read more...

Actor comes home to emcee Beth Torah’s Got Talent!

Jordy Altman Congregation Beth Torah’s Got Talent! will take place on Sunday, Aug. 20, and its emcee is none other than its own Hollywood heartbreaker Jordy Altman. Read more...

New NCJW “Suitcase to Start” program helps CASA Kids aging out of foster care on road to successful adulthood

NCJW is giving abused/neglected kids served by CASA, who are aging out of foster care, the goods to help them establish their first home. At the Storage Mart at 91st and Metcalf, which is donating space... Read more...

Living with Gaucher disease: Levin keeps symptoms at bay

Lauren Levin Lauren Levin was diagnosed with Gaucher disease in 1988, when she was 19. Read more...

Women’s Philanthropy annual meeting features human rights activist

Judy Feld Carr Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation will hold its annual meeting, “The Power of One,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. Read more...

Listening Post

Joy Koesten PRIMARY WINNERS — In case you somehow missed the news last week, Joy Koesten, a member of Kehilath Israel Synagogue, defeated incumbent 28th District Rep. Jerry Lunn in the Republican primary... Read more...

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Empowering Jewish women to change their communities

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...

Letters to the Editor

Acknowledging our shared success story Last week I had the opportunity to review the press release, “KU Hillel Success Story,” about Scott Bratt’s new position as the Denver/Boulder City manager... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Democrats proposals meaningless Equal pay for women. Raise the minimum wage to $15. Free college tuition. Immigration reform. Enhanced social security. The list of goodies Hillary promised at the Democratic... Read more...

Welcoming immigrants is the Jewish thing to do

Charles Jacobs’ July 21 guest editorial, “Typical School Day in Syria: Jews are our Enemies,” describes the horrendous anti-Semitism in official Syrian textbooks and calls for the United States to... Read more...

This is the season to ... determine our country’s future

Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff For over 1,700 years of Jewish history, there were two things the Jewish people lacked. ... Read more...

Lessons from our faith

Rabbi Debbie Stiel (Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the August edition of Temple Beth Sholom’s Bulletin.)  Last year my August bulletin was titled “Living in a Worrisome... Read more...

Typical school day in Syria: Jews are our enemy

Charles Jacobs Over 10 major Jewish organizations are lobbying for the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States. HIAS, known in the past as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society whose heroic work... Read more...

SAFEHOME provides outreach for victims of domestic abuse

On behalf of SAFEHOME I want to thank the Flo Harris Foundation for giving SAFEHOME a grant for the sixth consecutive year to provide outreach on domestic abuse in our Jewish Community. Healthy relationships... Read more...

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Hammer Bar Mitzvah

Hammer Bar Mitzvah

Ian Hammer Alana Muller and Marc Hammer announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Ian Alexander Hammer, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Goldman Elyachar Engagement

Goldman Elyachar Engagement

Rachel Goldman and Joseph Elyachar Andrea Elyachar of Overland Park and David Elyachar of Shawnee announce the engagement of their son, Joseph Daniel Elyachar, to Rachel Edith Goldman, daughter of Larry... Read more...

Komaiko Wedding

Marcie and Richard Komaiko Marcie Ann Cooperman and Richard Andrew Komaiko were married Sunday, May 29, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more...

Eagle Scout named

Once an Eagle, always an Eagle. Read more...

75th Anniversary

Jerome and Margaret Nerman Jerome and Margaret Nerman were married on Aug. 8, 1941, in Kansas City. Read more...

Lehigh Federation honors Swartz

Miriam Swartz (center) was recently awarded the Levy Hillel Leadership Award by the Lehigh Valley Jewish Federation. She is shown here with Judith Cohen-Roberts, the Levys’ daughter, and Professor Ethan... Read more...

Garfinkle Birth

Avi Liba Garfinkle Yael Mazor-Garfinkle and Jeff Garfinkle of Melrose, Massachusetts, announce the birth July 6 of a daughter, Avi Liba Garfinkle. Read more...

60th Anniversary

Marvin and Phyllis Denton Marvin and Phyllis Denton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 6, at Congregation Ohev Sholom, with a Kiddush following Shabbat morning services. Read more...

Wilensky Katz Engagement

Dana Wilensky and Ryan Katz Dana Anne Wilensky, daughter of Alaine and Howard Wilensky of Plymouth, Minnesota, and Ryan Mathew Katz, son of Ellen and Stephen Katz of Overland Park, Kansas, have announced... Read more...

Nochlin Mandy Engagement

Erica Nochlin and Daniel Mandy Rosemary and Steve Nochlin announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Beth Nochlin, to Daniel Paul Mandy, son of Cathy and Paul Mandy of Long Lake, Minnesota. Read more...

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Cohen, Marvin C., M.D.

Cohen, Marvin C., M.D.

Marvin C. Cohen, M.D. Dr. Marvin C. Cohen was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1948 to parents, Fannie (Cohn) and Samuel Cohen. He spent his early childhood in Jacksonville and Waycross, Georgia. In... Read more...

Shapiro, Norma B.

Shapiro, Norma B.

Norma B. Shapiro Norma B. Shapiro, 79, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Aug. 9, 2016. Funeral service were held Friday, Aug. 12, at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home. Burial followed... Read more...

Bashmakov, Leonid Lvovich

Leonid Lvovich Bashmakov Leonid Lvovich Bashmakov passed away Aug. 3, 2016, in Olathe, Kansas. He was born in Bershad, Ukraine, in 1923 to Sara and Leob. Leonid was a decorated war veteran of World War... Read more...

Claster, Esther (Roth)

Esther (Roth) Claster Mother, grandmother, great grandmother and devoted friend, Esther (Roth) Claster of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Services were scheduled to take place... Read more...

Daniels, Sol

Sol Daniels, 99, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Village Shalom. Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge... Read more...

Halpern, Siegmund

Siegmund Halpern, 96, passed away on Aug. 1, 2016, in Kansas City, Missouri. Read more...

Weinberg, Judith Ann

Judith Ann Weinberg Judith Ann Weinberg, mother of four, grandmother of four, and loving wife passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at her home in Mission Hills, Kansas. Funeral services were held Friday,... Read more...

Myer, Dr. Aleza Gould

Aleza Gould Myer Aleza Gould Myer, 53, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend and dentist passed away peacefully at her home on July 1 surrounded by her family and was laid to rest on July 3. Burial... Read more...

Scarbrough, Janet M.

Janet Mindlin Scarbrough Janet Mindlin Scarbrough, 70, of Roswell, Georgia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in the early hours of July 12, 2016. A celebration of life service is planned... Read more...

Averett, Rose

Rose Averett Rose Averett, born Rose (Rivka) Geller, left us on July 15, 2016, as a result of living a mostly fabulous life. Read more...

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