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Epsten Gallery spreads its wings, expands programs into the general community

Epsten Gallery spreads its wings, expands programs into the general community

Shaniya Carter, a patient at Children’s Mercy Hospital, was one of 15 patients who participated in a mask-making activity led by Kaley Wajcman, an art therapist at the Epsten Gallery. The gallery and... Read more...

HBHA graduates complete Talmud tractate

HBHA graduates complete Talmud tractate

Adena Goldberg and Elana Goldenberg celebrated completing Tractate of Megillah during the Class of 2016’s graduation ceremony. In the Jewish community, we are all — more or less — familiar with... Read more...

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Congregation Beth Torah bid farewell to Rabbi Rick Shapiro and his wife Lynn on Friday, June 17. MOVING FORWARD — A flash mob of singers clapped, sang and danced on Friday, June 17, to Rabbi Rick Shapiro’s... Read more...

Jewish activist leads push for gun safety in Leawood

Harold Koch was instrumental in getting the city of Leawood to proclaim June ASK month. "Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?” That’s a question the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence... Read more...

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High school students from Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy and University Academy participated in a Civil Rights Tour of the South this spring. This photo was taken on the first day at the Center for Civil and... Read more...

Musical rabbi uses his talent to help others in upcoming fundraiser

Rabbi Scott White “Music is a world within itself With a language we all understand With an equal opportunity For all to sing, dance and clap their hands ….” Stevie Wonder, “Sir Duke”... Read more...

PROJECT CHAI to aid victims of traumatic events in Jewish community

Dr. Ayala Zoltan Rockoff Members of the Jewish community were horrified by events April 13, 2014, when two people were shot and killed in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Campus while a third was... Read more...

Soldier with local ties named outstanding soldier in Israel

Chana Shear has become a Zionist during her service in the Israeli army saying “My reason for continuing on, and what helped me through, was knowing that I was fighting to defend my home.” Photo by... Read more...

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Rabbi Michael Lerner speaking during a pre-tape of “Meet the Press” at the NBC studios in Washington, D.C., April 12, 2006. Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press GOING GLOBAL —For some reason... Read more...

Village Shalom launches major expansion

A rendering of Village Shalom’s major expansion, announced this week, shows changes to be made to the campus. 1.The independent living addition will house 60 retirement living apartments — each with... Read more...

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Letter to the Editor

Please, be yourself  I want to see more same-sex couples kissing in public. Read more...

What to read this summer

What to read this summer

As summer approaches, there seems to be more time to relax and read for pleasure. Here are some suggestions for all of my readers. “Rhapsody in Schmaltz” by Michael Wex If you are a foodie,... Read more...

Letter to the Edior - Liberals need to wake up

Is our democratic way of life doomed? Yes, I’m afraid it is. Read more...

Every Memorial Day, Korean War veteran David Epstein remembers a special friend

This photo of David Epstein was taken in 1952 after he completed boot camp. He was shipped to Korea in 1953. A member of the Korean War Veterans Association in Overland Park (Chapter #181), David Epstein,... Read more...

Supporting Jewish life at Mizzou

On Yom HaShoah, Mizzou Jewish students and Hillel staff read names of Holocaust victims in the center of campus. While one student shouted names and ages as loud as she could, other students handed... Read more...

Seize the opportunity to check out seniors’ transportation options

Dawn Staton The mantra for this century is to “stay active” as we age. For earlier generations, the “retirement” years meant sitting around and staying close to home, but no more! Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Israelis, not Americans, know what’s best for Israel Oh no, not again! Once more, J-Street-type thinking raises its repugnant head, as outlined in The Chronicle’s front page article. Susie Gelman... Read more...

University of Missouri sponsors anti-Semitism

Daniel Swindell Something has gone wrong when a major university permits an entire academic department to disseminate anti-Semitism. That the department in question is a “Peace Studies” department... Read more...

A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring

Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to... Read more...

Survivors’ stories: The treasures that brought them to this promised land

Rabbi Neal Schuster (Editor’s note: These are the opening remarks Rabbi Neal Schuster presented at the Yom HaShoah Community Holocaust Commemoration Sunday, May 1, at the White Theatre.) What does... Read more...

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Neuman Gruenebaum Engagement

Neuman Gruenebaum Engagement

Daniel Neuman and Lauren Gruenebaum Dr. Steven and Louise Gruenebaum of Prairie Village announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Nicole Gruenebaum, to Daniel Lee Neuman, son of Clifford and Andrea... Read more...

Mayer Benjamin Engagement

Mayer Benjamin Engagement

Madeline Mayer and Jay Benjamin Vicky and Howard Mayer of Leawood, Kansas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Madeline Elyce Mayer, to Jay Garrison Benjamin, son of Judy and David Benjamin of... Read more...

60th Wedding Anniversary

Jack and Irma Katz Jack and Irma Katz will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 24. Read more...

Dean Bat Mitzvah

Leah Jordan Dean Bonnie and Steven Dean announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Leah Jordan Dean, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Leah is the granddaughter... Read more...

Rosenberg Kanter Engagement

Matilda and Martin Rosenberg of Overland Park, Kansas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alanna Esther Rosenberg, to Dr. Joseph Marnin Kanter, son of Rosemarie and Dr. David Kanter of West Palm... Read more...

Gold Bar Mitzvah

Jacob Gold Daniel and Brodie Gold announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jacob. Jacob will have his Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel in Israel on Thursday, June 9. Read more...

White Bar Mitzvah

Matan White Chaim and Katie White announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Matan Fierst White, at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Congregation Beth Israel Abraham & Voliner. Read more...

White Bat Mitzvah

Shoshana White Chaim and Katie White announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Shoshana Berwin White, at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at Congregation Beth Israel Abraham & Voliner. Read more...

Barbara B. Kahn, M.D., receives Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement

Barbara Kahn (center) is the lab with trainees. Barbara B. Kahn, M.D., is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s 2016 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement. Read more...

Miller Birth

Dr. Eli and Tamar Miller of Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, announce the birth on May 17 of a son, Eitan Yerucham. Eitan is the grandson of Dr. Roberta and Brian Miller of Northbrook, Illinois, and Elana and... Read more...

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Cohen, Celia

Cohen, Celia

Celia Cohen Celia Cohen, a Kansas City, Kansas, native, entrepreneur and trailblazer, passed away on June 15, 2016, in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she resided for the past 22 years. The cause was ovarian... Read more...

Kotelov, Sylvia H.

Kotelov, Sylvia H.

Sylvia H. Kotelov, Sylvia H. Kotelov, 81, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away June 16, 2016. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 19, at Louis Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Kehilath Israel... Read more...

Belzer, Ronnie

Ronnie Belzer Ronnie Belzer, formerly of Kansas City, passed away in Kfar Saba, Israel, on May 18, 2016. Read more...

Green Sandy

Sandy Green, 71, of Mission, Kansas, passed away suddenly Monday, June 6, 2016. A memorial service was held June 10 at Louis Memorial Chapel. Read more...

Flekier, Dorothy Lucille

Dorothy Lucille Flekier Dorothy Lucille Flekier, 82, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away June 5, 2016. Funeral services were set to be held Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Louis Memorial Chapel; with interment... Read more...

Lee, Beverly S.

Beverly S. Lee Beverly S. Lee, 84, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016, at Menorah Medical Center. Read more...

Zanders, Giselle Kaufman

Giselle Zanders passed away May 31, 2016, in San Diego. She was born Aug. 31, 1924, in Moers, Germany, to Walter Kaufmann and Helena Eichenwald Kaufmann. In 1939, she and her sister escaped Nazi Germany... Read more...

Jaben, Edward

Edward Jaben Edward Jaben, 89, died June 3, 2016, at his home in Irving, Texas. A native of Kansas City and a 1943 graduate of Paseo High School, Ed was a Navy lieutenant during World War II, serving... Read more...

Eisen, William Roger

William Roger Eisen William Roger Eisen, 68, passed away on May 21, 2016 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Bill was born Sept. 24, 1947, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Marshall and Betty Joyce Eisen.... Read more...

Gortenburg, Mary

The extraordinary Mary Gortenburg, 97 and some change, died May 29, 2016, surrounded by her children at her home. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 30. Read more...