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Hanukkiot exhibit curated by The J to feature ‘stunning’ pieces of art

Hanukkiot exhibit  curated by The J to feature  ‘stunning’ pieces of art

Hanukkah Lamp Menorahmorph is from the collection of Dr. Jonathan and Ellen Children. Designed by Karim Rashid, this Hanukkah lamp was commissioned by the Jewish Museum in New York and is produced in a... Read more...

Author and Pulitzer Prize nominee to speak at B’nai Jehudah

Author and Pulitzer Prize nominee to speak at B’nai Jehudah

Rabbi James Rudin Rabbi James Rudin, who was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2016 and once served as an assistant rabbi at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, will speak at the Reform congregation... Read more...

SevenDays® 2018 expands to spread interfaith, kindness message

SevenDays® 2018 will mark the fourth year of activities spreading interfaith and kindness messages. Shown at the 2018 announcement are Jim LaManno (from left), Mindy Corporon and Alana Muller. SevenDays... Read more...

Listening Post

Thomas Davidson (far right) and his son, Gregg Davidson (left), representing two generations at The New Reform Temple, writing a letter of Torah with scribe Rabbi Kevin Hale as part of ResTorah: The New... Read more...

HBHA’s Haas inspired by sailors of USS Harry S. Truman

HBHA Head of School Howard Haas spent an overnight at sea in October onboard the USS Harry S. Truman. He is wearing the floating device all visitors need to wear whenever walking on the carrier. Read more...

Sheila Sonnenschein to receive Vern Barnet Interfaith Service Award

Sheila Sonnenschein For the past 12 years, Shelia Sonnenschein has been a beacon of light in the Kansas City interfaith community. She has volunteered diligently to build relationships among people of... Read more...

Friendship between men bridges the generation gap

John Shuchart and Mel Mallin If you look past the humorous put-down banter between Mel Mallin and John Shuchart, you see two great friends, a generation apart, who truly love each other. Read more...

Time to prepare for Hanukkah Art Contest

Eli Maker’s menorah project, inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night,’ won the Upper Division art contest in 2016. Read more...

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The grand opening of the Rita Blitt Gallery and Sculpture Garden took place Friday, Nov. 3, at Washburn University’s Mulvane Museum. Shown in front of ‘Celebrating Dorianna,’ a piece Blitt painted... Read more...

Avodah launches Kansas City’s first Jewish Justice Fellowship

Avodah, the leading organization devoted to strengthening the Jewish community’s fight against poverty in the United States, is taking its national Avodah Justice Fellowship to America’s heartland.... Read more...

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Connecting with others is worth singing about

Connecting with others is worth singing about

When my son was born, my mother said that she couldn’t get the song “Beautiful Boy” by John Lennon out of her head. She’d hold him, rock him in her arms and gently, in lullaby fashion, whisper... Read more...

Israeli emissary inspired by Israeli-American Council Conference

Israeli emissary inspired by Israeli-American Council Conference

Shiran Cohen Last week, along with 27,000 other Jewish Americans, Israeli-Americans and Israelis from around the world, I had an outstanding experience at my second-ever Israeli-American Council (IAC)... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Sexual harassment discussions becoming unruly For me the straw that broke the camel’s back regarding sexual molestation accusations was the article published Monday, Oct. 23, on a website accusing... Read more...

Letters to the Editor

Dangerous claim In his letter to the editor, “Sexual harassment discussions become unruly,” (Nov. 2) Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg claims that “men become aroused by what they see and it is their... Read more...

Remembering Kristallnacht: An elegy for young Heinz Gutmann and the Jews of Worms, Germany

Heinz Gutmann, a young boy, lived with his mother, Mira, father, Ludwig and his little sister, Ruth in a hamlet of Worms, Germany, his entire life. In spite of the rise to power of the National Socialists,... Read more...

Letters to the Editor

Let’s fight anti-Semitism together I am responding to the letter published last week (“One-sided blind opposition,” Oct. 12, 2017), by Sam Devinki. As I know Sam to be a strong supporter of the... Read more...

Empathy in vulnerability: resisting racism and anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism in America is on the rise. In the past year, Jewish cemeteries were desecrated in Philadelphia, Rochester and St. Louis; my rabbinical school was vandalized with a swastika, targeted for... Read more...

Embracing Houston’s Jewish community

“We would have drowned.” My previous experience with the Houston Jewish community was in September 2005 as they heroically responded to Hurricane Katrina. Read more...

Letter to the Editor

One-sided blind opposition I have struggled for two weeks as to whether or not to write this letter. I really don’t like writing letters to The Chronicle. Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Letter writer misunderstands intent of article I believe that Sandy Meyer’s comments (Letters to the Editor, Sept. 28) about Rabbi Londy’s article in the Rabbinic Wisdom section of The Chronicle’s... Read more...

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McManus Birth

McManus Birth

Liam Bear McManus Shira and Keith McManus of Austin, Texas, announce the birth Aug. 14, 2017, of a son, Liam Bear McManus. They are also the parents of Luna Belle. Read more...

Wasserman Birth

Wasserman Birth

Nora Ivy Wasserman Dr. Taryn Gort-Wasserman and Matthew Wasserman of Overland Park, Kansas, announce the birth Sept. 29, 2017, of a daughter, Nora Ivy Wasserman. They are also the parents of Mikaela Kalina... Read more...

Theiss Honor

Jake Theiss Photo by Jordan Photography Jake Theiss, a senior at Blue Valley North High School, achieved his Eagle Scout ranking Sunday, Nov. 5. For his Eagle project, he built four dog houses and two... Read more...

Mandelbaum Berg Engagement

Aron Mandelbaum and Nicole Berg David and Jody Berg of Owings Mills, Maryland, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Jaye Berg, to Aron Michael Mandelbaum, son of Mark and Ellie Mandelbaum... Read more...

Rosenberg Birth

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Zwillenberg Bar Mitzvah

Charles Zwillenberg Julie and Joseph Zwillenberg announce the Bar Mitzvah of son, Charles Zwillenberg, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Brown Bar Mitzvah

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Wagner Bar Mitzvah

Jack Wagner Susan and Adam Wagner announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jack Robert Wagner, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Fine Bar Mitzvah

Benjamin Fine Steve and Beatrice Fine announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Benjamin Matthew Fine, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Helzberg Bar Mitzvah

Eli Helzberg Jennifer and Barnett C. Helzberg III announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Elias Shakley Helzberg, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Read more...

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Burstein, Sally Tauber

Burstein, Sally Tauber

Sally Tauber Burstein, born on May 26, 1922, passed away on Nov. 5, 2017. Read more...

Hirsekorn, Jack

Hirsekorn, Jack

Jack Julius Hirsekorn, 89, was born April 9, 1928, in Schoenlanke, Germany, to George and Rita (Harris) Hirsekorn and passed away Nov. 12, 2017, in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Read more...

Bush, Victoria Isabel

Victoria Isabel Bush, 77, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on Nov. 4, 2017. Read more...

Jaben, Dina Rita

Dina Rita Jaben, 87, passed away Nov. 5, 2017, in Virginia Beach where she had been residing since 2012. Graveside services will be held at Mount Carmel Cemetery on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.... Read more...

Sally Tauber Burstein

  Sally Tauber Burstein, born on May 26, 1922, passed away on November 5, 2017. Born Sally Kleinberg in Ottynia, Poland, Sally lived in the New York area for most of her life, with her husband, David... Read more...

Sally Tauber Burstein

  Sally Tauber Burstein, born on May 26, 1922, passed away on November 5, 2017. Born Sally Kleinberg in Ottynia, Poland, Sally lived in the New York area for most of her life, with her husband, David... Read more...

Sally Tauber Burstein

  Sally Tauber Burstein, born on May 26, 1922, passed away on November 5, 2017. Born Sally Kleinberg in Ottynia, Poland, Sally lived in the New York area for most of her life, with her husband, David... Read more...

Beren, Marian Lewin

Marian Lewin Beren, 92, longtime resident of Boca Raton, Florida, died on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, after a brief illness. Marian was born on May 25, 1925, in Wichita, Kansas. Read more...

Blitt, Irwin Joseph

Irwin Joseph Blitt, 89, of Leawood, Kansas, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. He is survived by his wife Rita Blitt; daughter Chela (Connie) Blitt and granddaughter Dorianna Blitt, Berkeley, California;... Read more...

Colvin, Spencer S.

Spencer Scott Colvin of Alpharetta, Georgia, was born Sept. 29, 1965, in Kansas City, Missouri. He passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. He was laid to rest Oct. 17, 2017, at Beth David Memorial Gardens,... Read more...

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