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Terry Levine knows bras.

She is co-owner of clair de lune, the lingerie boutique known for its wide variety of luxurious lingerie she established in Hawthorne Plaza in 2004.

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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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On Sunday Dr. Jay Robinow supervised a crew assembling the frame of BIAV’s sukkah. Here he helps 10-year-old Daniel Gerry with a pole.

In the office or the hospital right after morning minyan and working extended hours, radiation oncologist Jay Robinow has saved hundreds of lives. That’s his day job. 

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Photo by Chris Crum: Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James (right) presents Morton Sosland with the proclamation declaring Sept. 19 ‘Morton and Estelle Sosland Day.’

Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James proclaimed Friday, Sept. 19, as “Morton and Estelle Sosland Day” in honor of the couple’s legacy as champions of American Indian art.

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Blair Hawkins

It’s been said that from all bad things come something good. In the Jewish community, 155 days after the tragedy on April 13 in which three people were murdered in the parking lots of two Jewish institutions, that good thing is the hiring of a director of community security.

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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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Photo by David Riffel: Bev Jacobson (center) holds a gift presented to her by Todd Stettner, president and CEO of Jewish Federation, and Trudy Jacobson, Women’s Philanthropy chair, for her service to Women’s Philanthropy.

Generous, patient and kind are just some of the words used by volunteers and staff who’ve worked with Bev Jacobson. For 18 years, she’s held the position of Women’s Philanthropy director at the Jewish Federation of

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SHORASHIM BIRTHRIGHT — Jewish Federation, under the leadership of Israeli Emissary Yahav Barnea, is recruiting young adults from the Kansas City area to participate in a free Taglit-Birthright 10-day trip to

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