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Grant Greenberg sports the American flag and the gold medal in men’s basketball won by Team USA against France at the Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2017.

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More than 65 players and volunteers attended Greater Kansas City Hadassah’s Fall Mah Jongg Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 20. The day included mah jongg play, food and fun. Shown with tournament director Sherry Abramowitz (far right) are the day’s winners Suzy Goldstein and Aimee Patton (from left), tied for third place; Lee Daniels, second place; and Davida Pessen, first place.

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The group of people who comprise PrayerWorks meets regularly at Congregation Beth Shalom and is celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary later this month. Shown here are Carol Goldstein (front row, from left), Joyce Bratman, Esther Rudnick, Judy Bell and Alice Lewinsohn, accompanist. Second row: Marcia Schorr, Shirley Penner, Judy Weinstein, Elaine Singer, Joan March, Anne Bratt, Nata Scharf, Shabbat chair; Rickie Haith, facilitator; and Beth Shalom Rabbi David Glickman. Back row: Joel Markus, Glenna Markus, Martha Wood and Mary Adriano.

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Screenshot of Sonia Warshawski being interviewed on Fox 4 KC.

FLOOD IMPACTS YACHAD JEWISH COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY — A few weeks ago we reported in this column that the Chabad House — its preschool in particular — was greatly affected by the flood caused by Indian Creek overflowing. The Yachad Food Pantry has been facing challenges since the flood as well.

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Chef Moshe Basson in front of his restaurant, Eucalyptus, in Jerusalem, Israel. The internationally renowned chef will host a pop-up restaurant during Jewish Culture Fest on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Jewish Community Center.

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Rabbi Daniel Kirzane of The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, presented a class last year and will do so again this year. On Aug. 27 he will present ‘Jerusalem in Jewish Tradition — Nine Portions of Beauty and Suffering.’

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In late July, Leadership Tomorrow awarded KU Hillel a $1,200 grant for its Challah for Hunger project. Money from the grant will go to purchase equipment to make challah and education regarding food insecurity. Shown accepting the grant from KU Hillel are student Haley Seldin, Leah Swartz and Suzy Sostrin.

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