Philanthropist and business owner Irv Robinson knows a good thing when he sees it. What he saw was an internship program operated by a foundation in Boston that gave college students valuable experience and nonprofits an extra set of hands. The co-founder and CEO of Robbie Fantastic Flexibles who also oversees the Robinson Family Foundation, wanted to do something similar here.
Every year, the number of Holocaust survivors continues to dwindle. Statistics indicate that of the 75,000 Holocaust survivors living in the United States, about one-third live below poverty level. While the number of survivors still living declines, their needs for financial assistance increase. Many face transportation and mobility issues as well as medical problems.
A first-floor space in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art will become the Kansas Focus Gallery, thanks to gifts from the Barton P. and Mary Davidson Cohen Charitable Trust, as well as the donation of the Barton P. Cohen and Mary Davidson Cohen art collection from Leawood resident Mary Davidson Cohen.
As is always the case this time of year, many members of the Jewish community are currently in Israel or were in Israel when “Operation Protective Edge” was launched by the Israel Defense Forces on July 8 “aimed to retrieve stability to the residents of southern Israel, eliminate Hamas’ capabilities and destroy terror infrastructure operating against the State of Israel and its civilians. It appears these American Jews, as
While things in their home country are a little tense, a group of young Israelis will be here to share their talents and their love of their country. On Friday, July 25, the Friendship Caravan Assif will perform at 2 p.m. in the Social Hall of the Jewish Community Campus. The event is free and sponsored by the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Center. Reservations are requested, but not required; RSVP at 913-327-8145.
Sonia Warshawski officially locked the doors of John’s Tailoring for the last time late last week. For now, even though she hates the word retired, you can say she’s starting a new chapter of her life.