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New Israeli Philharmonic concertmaster to perform one last time at Park University

New Israeli Philharmonic concertmaster to perform one last time at Park University

David Radzynski In December David Radzynski, a student at Park University’s International Center for Music, was named concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Music lovers around town and... Read more...

Israeli couple serving as WZO emissaries teaching at HBHA

Israeli couple serving as WZO emissaries teaching at HBHA

Chagit and Gad Stuart are teaching at the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy as part of a two-year emissary program coordinated through the World Zionist Organization. Photo by Elisa Pener It’s not unusual... Read more...

HBHA senior wins national Keynote Scholar Award

Sophia Porter Sophia Porter, a senior at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, and the 2015 winner of the National Space Club Keynote Scholar award, is one motivated and inspiring teenager. The Keynote Scholar... Read more...

Listening Post

Canadian Holocaust survivor Mordechai Ronen hugs Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, who along with the USC Shoah Foundation organized a delegation of 15 Auschwitz survivors, aged 80-94,... Read more...

JCC top exec resigns

Jacob Schreiber Jacob Schreiber, president and CEO of the Jewish Community Center, has chosen to resign from his post to pursue his professional goal of working with a larger, more challenging organization.... Read more...

Like father, like son: Luck runs in the family for first Jewish baby

Grant Samuel James Cowan, The Chronicle’s First Jewish Baby for 2015, was born on Jan. 11. He was four days old when this photo was taken. It appears Grant Samuel James Cowan may have inherited his... Read more...

Niece hopes to solve mystery of gifted artist’s missing painting

This is the Law,’ by Paula Neufeld circa 1935. Former Kansas Citian Carol Terte Gill is writing a book about her great aunt, artist Paula Neufeld, whose many works still hang in the homes of prominent... Read more...

Team Gerean pays it forward by creating ways to give back

Gerean Rudnick (center) recently had a chance to visit with three of her four grandchildren, who are all part of Team Gerean. They are Madeline Ward (from left), Jessica Sight and Jillian Ward. Missing... Read more...

Mitzvah Garden KC and Friends of Sheffield Cemetery to receive Mordechai Award at March 8 Purim Gala

The community is invited to the 17th annual Purim Gala on Sunday, March 8, at Oakwood Country Club, as BIAV recognizes two local organizations devoted to “growing the good in Kansas City” — Mitzvah... Read more...

Submissions sought for songwriting contest about tolerance and acceptance

Music is a universal language bridging barriers and building harmony among disparate groups of people. Two Kansas City area foundations are to build harmony from hatred — RRACE (Racial and Religious... Read more...

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KU Hillel leadership mission shows students a different side of Israel

KU Hillel leadership mission shows students a different side of Israel

Nikki Multer Editor’s Note: On Jan. 7, 20 students from KU Hillel travelled to Israel through KU Hillel’s Israel Leadership Mission (ILM). ILM is a high-level immersive experience in Israel for students... Read more...

Heed the call: The future of our Jewish community depends on it

Heed the call: The future of our Jewish community depends on it

Jeremy Applebaum Anne Frank wrote, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” On Feb. 8, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City is calling... Read more...

Letter to the Editor - Calling for interfaith harmony

The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (GKCIC) has viewed with dismay the violent events which have marred this fresh new year of 2015. GKCIC notes also that, even while violence is still among us,... Read more...

Vive France. Am Yisrael Chai. Hamakom Yenachem.

Rabbi David M. Glickman (Editor’s note: These are the remarks presented by Rabbi David Glickman at the Memorial and Solidarity Service for the Victims in France held Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Jewish... Read more...

From Kansas to France

Todd Stettner There have been many blogs and emails concerning the tragedies in France. I have been wrestling with the issue of whether or not to add mine to this flood of commentary and analysis. What... Read more...

From Israel with love: Encourage our youth to take risks

Alana Gaffen carries her army boots on the day she completed her two-year IDF service, Dec. 10, 2014. I’m writing from my cozy apartment in the middle of winter on my kibbutz in the south of Israel.... Read more...

Letter to the Editor: Support programs that make a difference

I was thrilled to see the wonderful article about the University of Kansas students that are on the Birthright Israel trip this winter. Studies by Brandeis University have shown that this is one of the... Read more...

Why isn’t affiliation important in the Jewish community?

Members of K.I. gathered several times this summer for a Shabbat Alfresco experience along with members of Temple Israel. It was held outdoors at K.I.’s Millie and Saul Kass Patio. My family — including... Read more...

Don’t regret missing an opportunity to see if loved ones are safe

    When our children move what do they take with them? What did I take with me from the West Virginia home where I grew up? Wonderful memories of a good childhood free of parent-induced guilt... Read more...

Joy from SPIN 1000

We would like to thank the Jewish community for your generous toy donations to CASA during the SPIN 1000 event at the Jewish Community Center on Sunday, Dec. 14. The children we represent have been removed... Read more...

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Nielsenschultz Bat Mitzvah

Nielsenschultz Bat Mitzvah

Aisling Nielsenshultz Aaron and Yara Nielsenshultz announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Aisling Nielsenshultz, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at Congregation Beth Torah. Aisling is the granddaughter... Read more...

Zwillenberg Bar Mitzvah

Zwillenberg Bar Mitzvah

Jackson Zwillenberg Julie and Joseph Zwillenberg announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jackson Thomas, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehduah Jackson is the grandson... Read more...

Fish/Pace Engagement

Bryan Fish and Christina Pace Joel and Annette Fish announce the engagement of their son, Bryan to Christina Pace, daughter of Roberts and Jean Pace of St. Cloud, Minn.   The bride-to-be graduated... Read more...

Fineman Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Fineman Brooke Michelle Badzin and Nathan Gabriel Fineman were married Oct. 11, 2014 at the Grand Ballroom in Kansas City by Rabbi Michael Zedek of Chicago and Cantor David Barash... Read more...

Novick/Berman Engagement

Sarah Novick and Joseph Berman Steve and Judy Jacks Berman announce the engagement of their son, Joseph Michael Jacks Berman, to Sarah Riva Novick, daughter of Peggy Albertson of San Diego, Calif., and... Read more...

Nussbaum Birth

Annaelle Ruby Nussbaum Alex and Rebecca Nussbaum of New York City announce the birth Dec. 22, 2014, of a daughter, Annaelle Ruby. Sorry, but the remainder of the article is only available for our subscribers.... Read more...

Galapo Bat Mitzvah

Elisa Galapo Janet and Simon Galapo announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Sara Elisabeth, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Sorry, but the remainder of the article is... Read more...

Rizer Honor

Zachary Rizer (middle) with his parents David and Joanne Rizer, at the graduation with distinction luncheon at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Joanne and David Rizer announce the graduation... Read more...

Goldenberg Bat Mitzvah

Mirra Tamar Goldenberg Missy and Jeff Goldenberg announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Mirra Tamar, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Mirra is the granddaughter of... Read more...

Cardozo Bar Mitzvah

Brayden Daniel Cardozo Brayden Daniel Cardozo, son of Alan and Sheri Cardozo, became a Bar Mitzvah on Nov. 15, 2014, on board Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Brayden in... Read more...

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Dunn, Floyd

Dunn, Floyd

Floyd Dunn Floyd Dunn, a ground breaking pioneer in the science of ultrasound and bioacoustics, died on Jan. 24, 2015. A veteran of the World War II Battle of the Ardennes, he was 90 years old. His... Read more...

Eichenwald, Sonia (Kellmer)

Eichenwald, Sonia (Kellmer)

Sonia (Kellmer) Eichenwald Wife, mother and grandmother Sonia (Kellmer) Eichenwald of Overland Park, Kan., passed away on Jan. 27, 2015, at Kansas City Hospice House. Graveside services will be held on... Read more...

Greenwald, Shirley (Weiner)

Shirley (Weiner) Greenwald Shirley (Weiner) Greenwald, 92, St. Joseph, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.   She was born April 7, 1922, to Herman and Beatrice Weiner. Shirley grew up in Clarksdale, Mo.,... Read more...

Stone, Sylvia Betty

Sylvia Betty Stone Sylvia Betty Stone was born Dec. 28, 1926, to Arthur and Minnie Friedman. She died Jan. 25, 2015. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 27, at The Louis Memorial Chapel with burial... Read more...

Teiblum, Ann

Ann Teiblum, 95½, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Jan. 20, 2015, at Village Shalom. Graveside services were held Jan. 23 at Mount Carmel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to a charity of one’s... Read more...

Krashin, Albert

Albert Krashin Albert Krashin, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died on Jan. 19, 2015, in Needham, Mass., at age 95. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan.... Read more...

Robinson, Estelle

Estelle Robinson Estelle Robinson, 98, of Southfield, Mich., died Jan. 13, 2015. Estelle was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Harold Robinson; cherished mother of James Robinson and the late Carol Frank;... Read more...

Weinstein, David D.

Donald D. Weinstein Donald D. Weinstein, 75, Overland Park, passed away Jan. 16, 2015, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Jan. 5. Don was born in... Read more...

Adelman, Blanche

Blanche Adelman, 97, of Round Rock, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, 55th and Ditzler, Raytown, Mo. Kindly omit flowers;... Read more...

Bushman, Ronald Mack

Ronald Mack Bushman passed away Dec. 29, 2014, at 81 years of age in California. Ron was born April 6, 1933, and raised in St. Joseph, Mo., graduating Central High School in 1950. He attended the University... Read more...

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