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Scott Olitsky, M.D.

Doctors from all over the country read the Oct. 2 article about "The Syndrome," the documentary that premiered last weekend challenging the validity of shaken baby syndrome, written and produced by Meryl Goldsmith and Susan Goldsmith.

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The Jewish owners of ANB Bank were in town for a VIP reception last week. The bank is the financial sponsor of the Jewish Community Center. Many members of the Jewish community attended the reception including Denise Slabotsky (from left); JCC Board Chair Ken Sigman; Gail Weinberg; ANB CEO and Chairman Don Sturm; Scott Slabotsky; ANB CFO and Vice Chair Sue Sturm; and Marlis Grad, ANB commercial banking officer.

POSSIBLE DATE CHANGE —Jean Zeldin tells me that for several reasons — including a potential home game for the World Series — MCHE is considering a change of time or date for "The Trial of the Propagandists," the final program in the Wednesday Evening Speaker Series for State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the National World War I Museum.

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Judy Sherry was honored as the AARP Missouri Andrus Award winner last month. She is shown here with AARP Missouri State Director Craig Eichelman.

Judy Sherry has been selected by AARP to receive the 2014 AARP Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service — the association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.

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SHALOM CHAVER — This is the last issue for our friend and Community Editor Marcia Montgomery. After working here more than 10 years — editing everything from obituaries to Bar Mitzvah announcements to B’nai B’rith Bowling scores, and this column, every week — she has decided it’s time to retire. We wish her lots and lots of mazel as she begins this new chapter in her life!

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About 50 Jewish high school juniors and seniors attended Jewhawk Day last year. The event is sponsored by KU Hillel and the University of Kansas Office of Admissions.

Over the years KU Hillel has established itself as one of the best Hillels in the country and has helped the University of Kansas earn a reputation as a destination school for Jewish students from around the country.

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Karen Pack with sons David (left) and Zachary (right) attended the Lion of Judah conference awards ceremony in September.

When Karen Pack was 7 years old, she remembers watching her grandmother pack clothing, sugar, chocolate and coffee for relatives who had left Europe for the fledging State of Israel.

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The three Schwartz brothers are Chiefs fans as well as Royals Fans. Shown here wearing Chiefs gear and watching a recent game are Yoni (from left), Naftali and Akiva. Akiva is currently serving in the IDF and is not trying to make plans to see a Royals playoff game.

CHEERING ON THE ROYALS FROM ISRAEL —Yoni (age 25) and Naftali Schwartz (27), lived in Kansas City from 1991-2000 when their father Rabbi Morey Schwartz was the rabbi at Congregation BIAV.

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Meryl Goldsmith and Susan Goldsmith produced ‘The Syndrome,’ a documentary film debuting at the Kansas International Film Festival Oct. 12 at the Glenwood Arts Theatre.

“The Syndrome,” a documentary film challenging the validity of shaken baby syndrome written and produced by two Jewish women, is slated to have its world premiere at the Kansas International Film Festival at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Glenwood Arts Theatre in Overland Park.

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Bert Berkley

The MainStream Education Foundation will honor Bert Berkley and Sandy Praeger at its 14th annual “Stand Up, Speak Out” awards dinner on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel. A special recognition award will be given to Reroute the Roadmap. Reservations are $100. Tickets are available at mainstreamcoalition.org.

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