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2016 Stephen J. Schoenfeld Volunteer Recognition Award to honor Sandi Lerner

2016 Stephen J. Schoenfeld Volunteer Recognition Award to honor Sandi Lerner

Volunteer Sandi Lerner hugs Village Shalom resident Ruth Margolin. Karen Glickstein, chairman of the board of directors for Village Shalom, has announced Sandi Lerner as the recipient of the 2016 Stephen... Read more...

Revolutionary treatment: Jewish doctor first in nation to use innovative pillcam — colonoscopy in a pill

Revolutionary treatment: Jewish doctor first in nation to use innovative pillcam — colonoscopy in a pill

Dr. Mark Molos, of WestGlen Gastrointestinal Consultants, is the first doctor in the U.S. outside of clinical trials to use the revolutionary colonoscopy pillcam, a vitamin-sized pill containing a tiny... Read more...

Jewish Community Foundation honors Bushman Community Endowment Program — and looks to build on its legacy

Merilyn Berenbom and Stanley Bushman led the Bushman Community Endowment Program, established in 2007, with the support of Foundation staff. The program concluded with last week’s Jewish Community Foundation... Read more...

Nerman family chosen as honorary chairs for ArtsKC annual fundraiser

The Nerman Family — Sue (from left), Jerry, Margaret and Lewis, shown with ‘Shoppers,’ a 1976 life-sized sculpture by Duane Hanson — are honorary chairs for the ArtsKC annual fundraiser set for... Read more...

KC native Metzl’s third novel continues saga of quest for immortality

Author Jamie Metzl’s latest novel lures readers back into the world of human genetic engineering and virtual reality, and into contemplation of their moral and ethical consequences. Read more...

Listening Post

Rabbi Daniel Kirzane came to Miss Michelle and Miss Susan’s 2-year-olds’ preschool class at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah to help them affix the mezuzah they created on their class doorway... Read more...

Back in action: KC Kollel hires new full-time rabbi; begins serving the community as holy days approach

Rabbi Shaya Katz The KC Kollel has hired a new full-time rabbi, Rabbi Shaya Katz, and has begun offering a series of educational programs in the community once again. Last year, a transition year for... Read more...

New Kollel rabbi looks forward to teaching, building relationships

In a recent family photo, new KC Kollel Rabbi Shaya Katz holds infant daughter Elka while his wife Rikki holds 2-year-old son Dovi. The Katzes moved here from Riverdale, New York, in early August to rejuvenate... Read more...

Speak Up and Walk Oct. 9 event prompts conversations on mental illness

Jason Arkin After losing their son Jason to suicide last year, Karen and Steve Arkin took action to help prevent teen suicide and draw awareness to mental illness. Read more...

Former college student gives and gains knowledge from experience as Israeli camp counselor

Camp Kefiada campers in Israel’s Negev region sang happy birthday and surrounded Jori Simon with a group hug for her 22nd birthday at an afternoon assembly. Last year Jorie Simon, 22, planned to get... Read more...

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Spiritually rich commentary In response to the comments on my book, “Praying the Bible: Finding Personal Meaning in the Siddur, Ending Boredom & Making Each Prayer Experience Unique,” printed... Read more...

PRAYER AND TENNIS: A Rosh Hashanah thought

PRAYER AND TENNIS: A Rosh Hashanah thought

After reading a recent article about Rabbi Levin’s new book on prayer, I was intrigued. First, I would direct readers to “Rav Schwalb on Prayer,” Hayim Donin’s book “To Pray as a Jew,” or... Read more...

JVS proudly resettles Syrian refugees

Hilary Cohen Singer For many years, the United States Refugee Admissions Program was a minor government activity, quietly saving lives under the radar of public attention. With the rise of ISIS and this... Read more...

Young men breathe hope into future of our Jewish world

This summer, these young men have been studying every weekday morning. They will be heading to their respective schools on Monday and will be honored at Shabbos services on Aug. 27. They are Chaim Miller... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Record of immigrant integration excellent All American Jews are familiar with the U.S. government’s shameful rejection of Jewish refugees during World War II. Read more...

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...

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Kosoglad Birth

Kosoglad Birth

Maggie Jean Kosoglad Michelle and Max Kosoglad of Overland Park announce the birth Aug. 10, 2016, of a daughter, Maggie Jean Kosoglad. They are also the parents of Jack Kosoglad. Read more...

Fehr celebrates 90th birthday

Fehr celebrates 90th birthday

Irene 'Dolly' Fehr Irene “Dolly” Sylvia Gulko Fehr recently celebrated her 90th birthday at the Bristol Restaurant in Leawood, Kansas, with her family and friends around her. Read more...

Copaken to be honored at Alvin Ailey Gala

Bunni Copaken Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey will celebrate its 32nd year as the official second home of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, and KCFAA’s commitment to offering arts... Read more...

Shachtman Bat Mitzvah

Isabelle Shachtman Heather and Scott Shachtman announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Isabelle Dorothea, at 10:30, Saturday, Sept. 17, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Parmet Bat Mitzvah

Mindy and David Parmet announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Maya Parmet, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Himmelstein Bat Mitzvah

Abigail Himmelstein Paul and Susan Himmelstein announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Abigail Esther Himmelstein at 10:30 am, Saturday, Sept. 10, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Abigail... Read more...

Shapiro Bat Mitzvah

Ophelia Shapiro Tony and Kelly Shapiro announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Ophelia Shapiro, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Schwartz Bat Mitzvah

Lydia Schwartz Dana and Neal Schwartz announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Lydia Eve, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Salle Bat Mitzvah

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Rissien Wedding

Matthew and Brittany Rissien Brittany Blair Silberman and Matthew David Rissien were married Sunday, July 17, at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California. Read more...

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Monument Unveiling

In memory of Elaine Polsky at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Read more...

Brick, Beverly Rose

Brick, Beverly Rose

Beverly Rose Brick Beverly Rose Brick passed away Sept. 13, 2016, at Menorah Medical Center.  Beverly was born on Feb. 27, 1922, in St. Louis, Missouri to Morris and Fannie Shapiro. Read more...

Carr, Abe Edward

Abe Edward Carr Abe Edward Carr, 89, passed away Sept. 18, 2016. “Eddie” was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Jan. 7, 1926. The family moved to Kansas City in 1930. He graduated from Paseo High School,... Read more...

Federman, Isak

Isak Federman came to Kansas City in 1946, the only member of his family to have survived the Holocaust. He was a successful businessman, a loving parent and a generous supporter of the Kansas City... Read more...

Jedel, Harrison

Harrison Jedel, 91, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 10, 2016. Read more...

Feldman, Deborah Suzanne

Deborah Suzanne Feldman was buried at sea in the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 28, 2016, with her family and friends attending. Read more...

Goldblatt, Julia

Julia (Wiseman) Goldblatt was born Sept. 2, 1919, in London, England. She died peacefully at Kansas City Hospice House Sept. 3, 2016. Julia met her future husband, Norman Goldblatt, from Kansas City,... Read more...

Kishinevsky, Leonora

Our dearest mother, Leonora Kishinevsky, of Overland Park Kansas, passed away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Leonora, 73, is survived by her loving husband, Edward; two devoted sons, Alex and Steven; and... Read more...

Koffman, Ida Mae

Ida Mae Koffman passed away on Sept. 3, 2016, at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 5, at The Louis Memorial Chapel. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. The... Read more...

Moskowitz, Beti Weber

Beti Weber Moskowitz died at home on Aug. 30, 2016, at 12:50 a.m. of a lymphoma. Her funeral was held Friday, Sept. 2, at Congregation Beth Torah. Interment followed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas... Read more...

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