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FBI identifies Missouri man who made bomb threats to Jewish institutions in Kansas City

A Urich, Missouri, man is being investigated for making several bomb threats to Jewish institutions in the Kansas City area and in Washington, D.C. The man was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 30, and charged... Read more...

Chabad at Mizzou purchases the home it rented for six years

Chabad at Mizzou purchases the home it rented for six years

Last week, Chabad at Mizzou completed the purchase of the house it had been renting for the past six years. Dacie Cowles (far right), along with her son-in law Finley D. Gibbs, officially passes the key... Read more...

Week in Houston fulfilling experience for local man

Jeff Misler (far right) with some of Team Rubicon volunteers he worked with in Houston. In the latter days of August this year the costliest hurricane on record hit Texas, causing nearly $200 billion... Read more...

HBHA sees rising number of legacy students

This year almost half of HBHA’s kindergarten students are the second generation to attend the Jewish day school. Among those students and their families are Evan Schlozman (front row, from left), Jeremiah... Read more...

Reporting the news versus guarding our safety

Last week I saw a clip of Megyn Kelly TODAY where she asked the NBC reporter who was covering the Matt Lauer sexual misconduct scandal if she thought she was covering this story about her friend and colleague... Read more...

Listening Post

For more than 15 years, Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) MO-KAN Post 605 has conducted an annual Holiday Gifts for Vets (HGV) Program. This year they delivered more than 400 gifts bags to the VA Hospitals... Read more...

Young Jewish dancer loves opportunities with Kansas City Ballet

Goldie Walberg Photo by Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios. Because “The Nutcracker” is always shown around the Christmas season, it’s considered by some to be a Christmas production. However,... Read more...

Rabbi’s book simplifies Ten Commandments for children

“Have You Heard?” by Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman, 10 color  illustrations, 32 pp., Schiffer Publishing Ltd., $14.99 Explaining the Ten Commandments to a child can be difficult, but Rabbi Jeffrey... Read more...

Listening Post

Anticipating the arrival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mathew and Bonnie Siegel (from left) and Enid and Pete Levi wait at the podium of the Prime Minister’s Office. They were among 70 participants... Read more...

New play reflects local stories

Writer Jon Adam Ross and director Chantal Pavageaux study text and receive local ideas that will inform their play. Mix a well-known story from the Torah with a talented playwright and add in a healthy... Read more...

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Experiencing ‘the tribe’ at Chabad on Campus’ New York Shabbaton

Experiencing ‘the tribe’ at Chabad on Campus’ New York Shabbaton

arena Krojanker and Hannah Tuner rode the subway while attending the Chabad on Campus Student Leadership Conference in New York City earlier this month. Read more...

The festival of Hanukkah: Victories for rights and liberties echo from ancient times to inspire us

The festival of Hanukkah: Victories for rights and liberties echo from ancient times to inspire us

The story of Hanukkah recounts the actions of stalwart Maccabee leaders and the revolt that saved the Jewish people. The Book of Judith, which is also intertwined with the victories of Hanukkah, chronicles... Read more...

The ‘definitive biography on Golda Meir’ paints notable portrait of Israel’s female prime minister

Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel” by Francine Klagsbrun (Schocken, hardcover, Oct. 10, 2017) Whenever a special revealing work is published, the publishers often use the word, “unexpurgated... Read more...

How to choose the right charities to support

NEW YORK — This past Veterans Day, as I reflected on the bravery of those who served our country, I also thought about the number of charities that purport to help our heroes. Did you know that there... Read more...

Book explores Jewish professor’s experience in Qatar

“The Doha Experiment: Arab Kingdom, Catholic College, Jewish Teacher” by Gary Wasserman. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2017)  In 2006, Gary Wasserman accepted a professorial position teaching American... Read more...

Why you should invest in cancer research in Israel

NEW YORK — As a busy criminal defense attorney with a roster of high-profile clients, I am not known to shy away from a fight. It doesn’t hurt that I grew up in Brooklyn, the scrappy son of immigrants... Read more...

Kansas City Star purveyed Palestinian anti-Israel propaganda

The Kansas City Star’s Oct. 17 Op-Ed, “Hanan Ashrawi is a Palestinian peacemaker,” contained numerous misleading and false claims, potentially inciting hate and violence against Jews and supporters... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Sexual harassment is everyone’s problem Though two other readers responded to Rabbi Rosenberg’s letter (“Sexual harassment discussions become unruly,” Nov. 2), I felt a need to respond as well.... Read more...

Connecting with others is worth singing about

When my son was born, my mother said that she couldn’t get the song “Beautiful Boy” by John Lennon out of her head. She’d hold him, rock him in her arms and gently, in lullaby fashion, whisper... Read more...

Israeli emissary inspired by Israeli-American Council Conference

Shiran Cohen Last week, along with 27,000 other Jewish Americans, Israeli-Americans and Israelis from around the world, I had an outstanding experience at my second-ever Israeli-American Council (IAC)... Read more...

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Hurst Birthday

Diana Hurst, a former member of The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah and a resident of Leawood, Kansas, celebrated her 78th birthday on Nov. 13. A family celebration, including relatives who traveled... Read more...

Hammer Bar Mitzvah

Hammer Bar Mitzvah

Avi Hammer Daniel and Sylvana Hammer announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Avi Hammer, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Kehilath Israel Synagogue. Read more...

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Franke Honor

Seth Franke Seth Franke, son of Michael and Allison Franke, was selected a member of the Blue Valley North High School Chapter of the National Honor Society. Read more...

McManus Birth

Liam Bear McManus Shira and Keith McManus of Austin, Texas, announce the birth Aug. 14, 2017, of a son, Liam Bear McManus. They are also the parents of Luna Belle. Read more...

Wasserman Birth

Nora Ivy Wasserman Dr. Taryn Gort-Wasserman and Matthew Wasserman of Overland Park, Kansas, announce the birth Sept. 29, 2017, of a daughter, Nora Ivy Wasserman. They are also the parents of Mikaela Kalina... Read more...

Theiss Honor

Jake Theiss Photo by Jordan Photography Jake Theiss, a senior at Blue Valley North High School, achieved his Eagle Scout ranking Sunday, Nov. 5. For his Eagle project, he built four dog houses and two... Read more...

Mandelbaum Berg Engagement

Aron Mandelbaum and Nicole Berg David and Jody Berg of Owings Mills, Maryland, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Jaye Berg, to Aron Michael Mandelbaum, son of Mark and Ellie Mandelbaum... Read more...

Rosenberg Birth

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Zwillenberg Bar Mitzvah

Charles Zwillenberg Julie and Joseph Zwillenberg announce the Bar Mitzvah of son, Charles Zwillenberg, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

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Agron, Jeffrey

Agron, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Agron, 63, of Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away at his home on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Funeral services and burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at Kehilath Israel Blue... Read more...

Rosen, Jeanette Phyllis

Rosen, Jeanette Phyllis

Jeanette Phyllis Rosen passed away in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at 84 years old. Graveside services were held Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,... Read more...

Taylor, Jean Beverly

Jean Beverly Taylor, 87, of Olathe died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at the Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Mount Moriah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,... Read more...

Sosland, May R.

May R. Sosland, 106, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at Kingswood Manor, Kansas City, Missouri. Entombment services were held Nov. 28, 2017, in the Rose Hill Cemetery Mausoleum. Read more...

Marder, Henry Irving

Henry Irving Marder, 86, passed away on Nov. 20, 2017. Henry was born on Nov. 23, 1930, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Fannie Mae and Irving Marder. He graduated from Southwest High School in 1948 and... Read more...

Rubenstein, Richard B.

Captain Richard B. Rubenstein, U.S. Navy Retired, passed away on Nov. 24, 2017, at his home in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 93 years old and he died of natural causes. Born Nov. 2, 1924, he was a lifelong... Read more...

Glassman, Gertrude 'Trudy' (Stolov)

Trudy Glassman, 94, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Nov. 14, 2017, at the Kansas City Hospice House. Graveside services and interment were held Nov. 16, 2017, at Rose Hill Cemetery. Kindly omit... Read more...

Abt, Arthur

The Abt and Royer families mourn the passing of Arthur Abt at home on Nov. 3, 2017. He was born in the university town of Giessen, Germany, in 1920 and grew up there with his stepbrother Hans and sister... Read more...

Miller, June Cecilia

June Cecilia Miller passed away in Overland Park on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, from complications due to COPD. She was 89 years old. Read more...

Salkind, Neil J.

Neil J. Salkind, 70, passed away from complications related to melanoma on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at his home in Lawrence, Kansas. The son of Harry and Irene Salkind, he was born in Newark, New Jersey,... Read more...

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