Featured Ads

News

JVS launched a program July 18 to work with individuals referred from Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation that have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. JVS has worked with this population for many years, and now is designated as an Employment Services Plus (ES Plus) provider for those individuals on the spectrum. With ES Plus, JVS is able to go above and beyond the typical services already provided to individuals with a range of disabilities through its employment services department.

Read more ...

Twelve-year-old Emery Hankins (second from the left) as Jane Banks is fabulous — as are all her castmates — in ‘Mary Poppins.’

Read more ...

Orit Kamara

While Johnson County Community College will no longer offer Hebrew classes for credit, the community college will offer Hebrew through its continuing education program. “Hebrew, Learning to Read” (XPL 1039) will take place on Mondays and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for four weeks. There is a fee of $119 for the class and it begins Aug. 29.

Read more ...

One of the new features JVS staffers will enjoy at the new building is an outdoor courtyard. Shown here are Assistant Director Tara Burkhart (from left), Executive Director Hilary Cohen Singer and Development Director Malinda Kimmel.

After more than 40 years at 16th and Baltimore, JVS has moved to 4600 The Paseo. The agency began seeing clients at its new location —  which most recently served as the headquarters for the Kansas City, Missouri, Public School Retirement System — on June 28.

Read more ...

Three Jewish playwrights, Victor Wishna (from left), Sarah Aptilon Inbar Kahn, joined forces to bring their three plays to the Fringe Festival, which runs July 22-30.

Scene 1

Curtain opens three times in succession, revealing characters faced with impossible situations, desperate to figure out their next steps and at great risk of committing desperate acts.

Read more ...

As a photographic centerpiece, Union Station recreated the moment in 2001 when Henry Bloch first dedicated his namesake fountain. Here, Bloch is shown on June 30 flanking his likeness as he “turns the pump” and lets the water flow again to new heights. Shown also is Liz Uhlmann along with other family, friends and civic leaders. Additionally, the historic Union Station Lamp Post Clock — renovated and relocated thanks to Kathy and Mike Rainen — was rededicated and the new Carriage Pavilion Bridge was dedicated with a ceremonial first ride that included Bloch in a vintage Lincoln.

LAUGH OF THE WEEK — This is a true story from a Chronicle subscriber who wishes to remain anonymous.

“When people ask my mother what congregation she belongs to, she replies ‘The Chronicle and the JCC!’ ”

Read more ...

David Rockoff, a Child Development Center at The J camper, got a chance to be a helper last week during a special Friday performance by magicians and musicians Reggie Regg and Rapping Roy. The CDC campers, ages 1 to 5, enjoy special visitors each week during the summer.

SECOND ACT SINGLES — A new Jewish singles group for men and women in their 60s and 70, Second Act, has been formed. It is the brainchild of Linda Hyken, Jan Gratch, Vicki Mooney and Lois Rose Bernstein.

Read more ...

The ADL has spoken out against this campaign sticker for Missouri gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens. It became available last week.

Last week, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned the marketing of a bumper sticker that reads “ISIS Hunting Permit 2016” by Eric Greitens, a Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate. ADL characterized the campaign as “the worst kind of fear-mongering that undermines rather than advances America’s war against ISIS terrorists.”

Read more ...

‘Mary Poppins’ opened at the Jewish Community Center’s White Theatre on July 9 and Facebook reviewers are giving it a big thumbs up! ‘Mary Poppins’ is a co-production of The J and Theatre in the Park and continues at The J July 14, 16, 21, 23 at 7:30 p.m. and July 17, 24 at 2 p.m. Ticket information is available by calling 913-327-8054 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. After concluding its run at the White Theatre, the show will travel to the TTIP’s outdoor amphitheater for a seven performance July 29-31 and Aug. 3-6. Bob Compton Photography

THEATRE IN THE PARK PRESENTS BIBLICAL FAVE —  The upbeat and colorful musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” rocks on to the Theatre in the Park stage tomorrow, Friday, July 15, for its seven-performance run!

Read more ...

Village Shalom charge nurse Christine Lawson shares a laugh with resident Morris Rogozenski while assisting him in his Village Shalom apartment.

When walking the halls of Village Shalom, one will typically encounter an abundance of smiles and sincere greetings from the retirement community’s staff and residents. Following a June 9-15 survey by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), one can now find an abundance of “0” signs — a tribute to the rare “zero deficiency” score the community received on its annual KDADS survey.

Read more ...

Page 1 of 35