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Building bridges and innovative programs the legacy of Federation’s Stettner

Building bridges and innovative programs the legacy of Federation’s Stettner

The Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City partnered with JNF to donate a fire truck like this one to the community of Ramla in Israel during one of the intifadas. Retiring President and CEO Todd Stettner... Read more...

Yom HaShoah Commemoration continues shining the light on remembering the Holocaust

Yom HaShoah Commemoration continues  shining the light on remembering the Holocaust

Benny Harding, chairperson of the 2016 Yom HaShoah commemoration, spoke passionately about his late parents, Dorothy and Harry Harding. I would guess I have attended about a dozen Yom HaShoah commemoration... Read more...

Jewish mystical thought inspires Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 3

Jonathan Leshnoff Photo By Erica Abbey Photography The Kansas City Symphony will perform the world premiere of composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 3 from May 20 through May 22 in Helzberg Hall... Read more...

Gina Grad bringing Jewish flavor to radio and podcast in L.A.

Gina Grad Radio personality Gina Grad knows how to take a joke or two or three about her own people. Read more...

Jewish girl raises money and awareness to cure Crohn’s & Colitis

Paige Kuluva Paige Kuluva, the 2016 Crohn’s & Colitis Take Steps Walk honored hero, was only 9 years old when she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. The 13-year-old daughter of Kerry and David... Read more...

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Mitzvah Garden volunteers are already out there tilling the soil for the 2016 edition of the garden. Two years ago, a 5,000 square foot orchard was added to the garden. At the time 18 apple, pear and peach... Read more...

HBHA grad finds his passion studying the Holocaust, secures position at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Jonathan Edelman When Jonathan Edelman arrived at Clark University four years ago, he intended to major in studio art and follow his passion for photography. What he couldn’t know then was that Clark... Read more...

Overland Park Eiruv improved and fully operational

Members of the Jewish community who are not observant may be unaware that the community has an eiruv, a ritual enclosure, that transforms a particular area from a public to a private domain and thus... Read more...

Priya is up and running, helping those with infertility

Although only receiving funding in the summer of 2015, and not officially open to the community until October 2015, “Priya: A New Fund for Jewish Reproduction” has already helped one family in the... Read more...

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Former Kansas Citian Abe Meth, who at 103 is the oldest congregant at Temple Beth Shalom in Sun City, Arizona, read from the Megillah, the biblical story of Esther at the congregation’s Purim Celebration... Read more...

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A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring

A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring

Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to... Read more...

Survivors’ stories: The treasures that brought them to this promised land

Survivors’ stories: The treasures that brought them to this promised land

Rabbi Neal Schuster (Editor’s note: These are the opening remarks Rabbi Neal Schuster presented at the Yom HaShoah Community Holocaust Commemoration Sunday, May 1, at the White Theatre.) What does... Read more...

Trip reinforces hope in future of Jewish people

Harvey Kaplan Survival is an enduring Jewish principle, one that we celebrated during Passover, and soon will rejoice on Israel’s Independence Day. The trajectory of the Jewish journey was very much... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for the support The Jewish Community Foundation-Friends of Sheffield are most appreciative of the article in the April 21st edition of the Chronicle on the completion of our “Restoring Honor... Read more...

The strength of the Jewish people

Adena Goldberg, third from right, witnessing the spot where open fire pits once stood outside of the gas chambers — at Treblinka, just outside of Warsaw. For 13 years I have been taught many aspects... Read more...

The Israel effect

Elana Goldenberg takes a seat at Makhtesh Ramon, a geological phenomenon located in southern Israel.  When I arrived in Israel for the first time this past March, I expected to be overcome with a rush... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

President’s Saudi trip confusing  No one can deny that President Obama’s trip to Saudi Arabia was a part of his last-minute bid to ensure his legacy. Read more...

‘Restoring Honor Campaign’ complete, endowment funds now being raised

Members of the Friends of Sheffield board of directors gathered last month to celebrate the completion of the ‘Restoring Honor Campaign.’ Seated are Rita Shapiro (from left), Barb Stras, Jackie Kraft,... Read more...

Understanding what AIPAC does — and what AIPAC needs to do

Rabbi David M. Glickman I remember my first AIPAC national Policy Conference my freshman year at University of Michigan in 1992. We rode all night in a bus from Ann Arbor to Washington, D.C., to join... Read more...

Come forward May 1 for a day of remembrance and bring your teens

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Rieber Bar Mitzvah

Rieber Bar Mitzvah

Joey Rieber Suzy and Rabbi Moti Rieber announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Joey, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Yurman Bar Mitzvah

Yurman Bar Mitzvah

Jonah Gordon Yurman Allison Berey and Ron Yurman announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jonah Gordon Yurman, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Katz Bat Mitzvah

Brianna Katz Gary and Vicki Katz announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Brianna Morgan Katz, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14 at the Jewish Community Campus Social Hall. Read more...

Stras Maslan Engagement

Daniel Stras and Sarah Maslan Stephen and Toba Maslan of Overland Park, Kansas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Maslan, to Daniel Stras, son of Andrea Stras of Wichita, Kansas, and Simon... Read more...

Lutzk name Joan Frazer Memorial Award for Judaism and the Arts award winner

Shane Lutzk (center) with Marilyn and David Frazer, creators of the Joan Frazer Memorial Award for Judaism and the Arts, which Lutzk recently was awarded. Shane Lutzk, the son of Congregation Beth Shalom... Read more...

Turtledove Bat Mitzvah

Ally Turtledove Stacie and Robert Turtledove announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Alyssa “Ally” Turtledove, at 9:30 Saturday, May 7, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Shalinsky Bar Mitzvah

Nadav Fishel Shalinsky Robyn and Loren Shalinsky of Mountain View, California, announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Nadav Fishel Shalinsky, Saturday, May 7, at Peninsula Sinai Congregation in Foster... Read more...

Burns B'not Mitzvah

Taylor Burns and Ryan Burns Jeff and Jennifer Burn announce the B’not Mitzvah of their daughters, Taylor and Ryan, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Hacker Honor

Tina Hacker The Writer’s Place hosts its annual Celebration of the Muses from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.. This year they will honor two members and volunteers, Maryfrances Wagner and Tina Hacker,... Read more...

Zimmerman Marselle Engagement

Johnette and Shelden Zimmerman of Overland Park, Kansas, announce the engagement of their son, Andrew Paul Zimmerman, to Laurel Ann Marselle, daughter of Ellen and Ralph Buikema of Sun City West, Arizona,... Read more...

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Fields, 'Lonesome' Bill

Fields, 'Lonesome' Bill

'Lonesome' Bill Fields Lonesome Bill Fields, age 81, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died Friday, April 22, 2016. Bill was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Sedona, Arizona, to the late W.C. and the late Betty (Schumacher)... Read more...

Galapo, Sarah

Galapo, Sarah

Sarah M. Galapo Sarah M. Galapo, presently of Dayton, Ohio, previously of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully the morning of April 15, 2016, after living 84 years of life. Read more...

Nelkin, Nedwyn Ronald

Nedwyn R. Nelkin, 89, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were set to be held Wednesday, April 27, at The Louis Memorial... Read more...

Neuberger, Freda

Freda Neuberger Freda (born Elfriede) Neuberger, 93, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on April 18, 2016. Freda was born in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a young girl. She came directly... Read more...

Oberstein, Sylvia Minnie (Weise)

Sylvia Minnie (Weise) Oberstein was 94 years old when she passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Members of the local Jewish community are invited to a memorial service that will take place... Read more...

Parness, Dorothy Ashner

Dorothy Ashner Parness Dorothy Ashner Parness, 86, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 26, at The Louis... Read more...

Salvay, Melvin Eugene 'Gene'

Gene Salvay Gene Salvay, 96, passed away on April 8, 2016, at his home in Encino, California, surrounded by family and loving friends. Gene was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Israel... Read more...

Searles, Ferne

Ferne Searles Ferne Searles, 82, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away April 24, 2016. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016, in the Yukon Chapel at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, with burial to... Read more...

Bergl, Zdenko 'John'

Zdenko “John” Bergl, 86, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away April 15, 2016, at his home. Funeral services were held April 18 at Louis Memorial Chapel; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions... Read more...

Fried, Sam

Sam Fried Sam Fried, 87, passed away on Monday, April 11, in Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial services were held April 14, at Beth El Synagogue in Omaha. Read more...

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