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The White Theatre begins its 10th season on Nov. 8 with a production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ ‘Les Miserables’ was one of the most popular plays produced by the theater in its ninth season last year.

This year marks the 10th season for the White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus, and the production that many had hoped would start it all is instead headlining this anniversary season. "Fiddler on the Roof" will kick off the anniversary season of productions on Nov. 8, on the same date it opened its doors in 2005 with two sold out Craig Taubman concerts.



The Downtown Minyan, which holds afternoon services in a conference room at the Bryant Building every Monday through Thursday, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It began meeting Nov. 1, 2004

The number 10 has more than its normal significance for the Downtown Minyan these days. It takes a minimum of 10 adult Jews to make a minyan, and this year marks the 10th anniversary a group of 10 has gathered downtown to pray every Monday through Thursday afternoon.



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.



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.



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.


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.



Yoni and Naftali Schwartz (from left) came all the way from Israel to see the Royals play in the American League Championship Series. Childhood friends and former Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy classmates Daniel Rosenthal and Matt Rissien joined them rooting on the boys in blue.

SCHWARTZ BROTHERS CHEER ON ROYALS IN KC — Last week there was no shortage of Jewish baseball fans in the stands at Kauffman Stadium for the American League Championship Series and no doubt that will be the case this week for the World Series games.



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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