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Israeli celebrity singer, humanitarian to perform here Dec. 10

Israeli celebrity singer, humanitarian to perform here Dec. 10

David Broza You may or may not have heard of singer-songwriter David Broza, but in Israel he’s a superstar. The public will have two opportunities to see him while he is here as Congregation Beth Shalom’s... Read more...

Jewish playwright has production take the stage during 6 X 10 Play Festival

Jewish playwright has production take the stage during 6 X 10 Play Festival

Lezlie Zucker Lezlie Zucker wants her voice to be heard. Whether singing, acting or writing a play, she has always wanted to reach people through the arts. Read more...

Listening Post

KC Chiefs player Mitchell Schwartz, one of a handful of Jewish NFL players, visited HBHA last week for an HBHA Chiefs Pep Rally. He is pictured here with HBHA first-graders, who acted as cheerleaders to... Read more...

World-renowned rabbi to honor the late Maria Devinki

Rabbi Simon Jacobson The Devinki, Pack and Kolkin families have invited one of the most sought after Chabad rabbi speakers in the Jewish world to speak at Kehilath Israel Synagogue in honor of Maria Devinki,... Read more...

KC psychologist Jacobs’ book serves as guide for youth sports

Dr. Andrew Jacobs has been a practicing sport psychologist for 36 years, and throughout his practice, people have been asking him to write a book, especially one about youth sports. Read more...

Time to prepare for Hanukkah Art Contest

This TP Hanukiyah was created by HBHA student Evie Fried, who was in third grade when she entered the 2015 contest. The 20th annual Hanukkah Art Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries is 6... Read more...

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Village Shalom’s annual Ages of Excellence Celebration Wednesday, Nov. 16, attracted 550 people to the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Event chairs were Bruce Kershenbaum (left) and Alana... Read more...

Koesten wins House seat in Kansas

Joy Koesten will begin her first term as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives in January. Republican Joy Koesten will represent District 28 in the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka... Read more...

At Great Debate, noted bioethicist will confront crucial moral question: latke or hamantash?

Dr. John Lantos Dr. John Lantos, director of the Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center, deals daily with literal life-and-death questions — yet he says “there is no more important issue” than the... Read more...

InterUrban ArtHouse triples space in downtown Overland Park

(Above) A photo of the post office building’s loading dock, and (below) an architectural rendering of a community porch into which the dock will be transformed. Nicole Emanuel’s vision for InterUrban... Read more...

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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

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...

Letter to the Editor

Clinton corruption My old friend, Joel Pelofsky, would have us vote for Hillary. Read more...

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Thank you for your support On behalf of SAFEHOME’s Jewish Outreach Program on family abuse and dating violence, thank you for supporting Shake It For SAFEHOME, the Sukkot program that took place during... Read more...

American Jewish leaders past and present inspire good government

Political pundits and even psychoanalysts have attempted to describe candidates by highlighting personality traits such as practical and sensible or contentious and untrustworthy, but they minimize... Read more...

Impact of Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project goes far beyond a trip to Israel

While at Eretz Bereshit, this past summer’s KC Kollel/Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project participants struck a tree yoga pose as a symbol of the empowerment they felt from our JWRP experience. How... Read more...

Reflections on Peres’ funeral: Israeli with KC ties says statesman’s presence felt throughout the world

Overland Park native Lara Portnoy works for the Peres Center for Peace and took this photo with Shimon Peres in 2015. I recently attended the funeral of the late ninth president of Israel, Shimon Peres.... Read more...

Chabad at KU was my home away from home

KU Chabad Co-Director Nechama Tiethtel and Megen Pener. It takes a special kind of person to be able to instantly connect with Jews of all ages and religious backgrounds. Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel and his... Read more...

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Jacobson Bar Mitzvah

Jacobson Bar Mitzvah

Jackson Abraham Jacobson Richard and Alix Jacobson announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jackson Abraham Jacobson, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Kehilath Israel Synagogue in the Maurice D Solomon Sanctuary.... Read more...

Klinock Wedding Anniversary

Klinock Wedding Anniversary

Susie and Jerry Klinock Photo by Scott Fishman Susie and Jerry Klinock celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 27, 2016. Read more...

Berger Birth

Leslie R. Berger announces the birth Nov. 1, 2016, of her daughter, Eliana Ruth Berger. Read more...

70th anniversary Bar Mitzvah celebration

Herb Friedson became a Bar Mitzvah for the second time on Nov. 19 at the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation. He was commemorating the 70th anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1946. Herb... Read more...

Hammer Bat Mitzvah

Illiana Hammer Daniel and Sylvana Hammer announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Illiana Hammer, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Kehilath Israel Synagogue. Read more...

Klinock Bar Mitzvah

Ethan Klinock Brad Klinock and Jackie Farmer announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Ethan Jackson Klinock, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Congregation Beth Torah. Read more...

Silverberg Bar Mitzvah

Avi Silverberg Shawn Silverberg and Jennifer Conoley announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Avi Silverberg, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Fink Bat Mitzvah

Kayla Fink Reggie and Jonathan Fink announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Kayla Fink, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Flekier Bar Mitzvah

Andrew Flekier Milisa and Steve Flekier announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Andrew Flekier, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Nov. 19, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Grayson Levi Hartwich

Grayson Levi Hartwich Ryan and Rachael Hartwich announce the birth Aug. 22, 2016, of a son, Grayson Levi Hartwich. Read more...

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Stine, Leah Jane

Stine, Leah Jane

Beloved mom, bubbe, grandbubbe, great-grandbubbe, aunt and friend, Leah Jane Stine passed away peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 19, 2016, at the age of 99 1/2 with loving family near. It was a gentle... Read more...

Schwartz, Shirley Brown

Schwartz, Shirley Brown

Shirley Brown Schwartz, daughter of Pearl (Hamer) Brown and Sidney Brown, passed away on Nov. 28, 2016. Read more...

Parris, Arnold Ted

Arnold Ted Parris, devoted husband of 60 years, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to everyone he met, died on Nov. 15, 2016, shortly after watching his beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats... Read more...

Gale, Helen Louise

Helen Louise Gale, 89, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on Nov. 8, 2016. Read more...

Cortes, Deborah Romotsky

Deborah Romotsky Cortés Deborah Romotsky Cortés, 71, Mission Hills, Kansas, passed away on Nov. 1, 2016, while traveling in Peru. Funeral services were held Nov. 11 at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial... Read more...

Shoenfled, Marilyn

Marilyn Schoenfeld, 87, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at Brookdale of Overland Park. Graveside services were held Nov. 10 at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family suggests contributions... Read more...

Eaglstein, Dr. N. Fred

Dr. N. Fred Eaglstein passed away on Friday morning, Oct. 21, 2016, in Jacksonville, Florida. Fred was born on June 17, 1953, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Max and Mildred Eaglstein. Fred attended the... Read more...

Fox, Rose Rosenberg

Rose Rosenberg Fox, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, surrounded by her family. Private family services were held. Read more...

Neuberger, Alfred

  Alfred Neuberger, 92, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on Nov. 7, 2016, from a diseased and broken heart, since the loss of his much beloved Freda in April 2016. Read more...

Silver, Harriet Jean Spack

Harriett Silver, 82, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of the late Israel and Mary Spack. Read more...

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