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Rabbi Mandl attends invitation-only Vatican Library conference at Notre Dame

Rabbi Mandl attends invitation-only Vatican Library conference at Notre Dame

Last week Rabbi Herbert Mandl attended “The Promise of the Vatican Library’ conference at Notre Dame. He is pictured with the keynote speaker, Archbishop Jean-Louis Brugues, librarian of the Vatican... Read more...

Jewish Federation’s initiative spotlights young Jews in the community

Jewish Federation’s initiative spotlights young Jews in the community

The Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City has announced a new initiative: 18 under 40. This initiative is sponsored by Deloitte Consulting LLP and The Jewish Chronicle. The list identifies and shines... Read more...

B’nai Jehudah plans Shabbat in Loose Park

B’nai Jehudah’s Shabbat in the Park at Gezer Park in Leawood has drawn large crowds in each of the past three years. For the first time, the congregation will hold a Shabbat in the Park in Loose Park... Read more...

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Rabbi Rockoff and two of his children, Ora (left) and David, took park in Yom HaAtzmaut activities at the celebration hosted by Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City’s Israel emissary held at Kehilath... Read more...

BBYO ‘friendraiser’ reunion aims to reconnect alumni, build support for program

Over the years members of the Kort family have all been very active in BBYO and subsequently B’nai B’rith and B’nai B’rith Women (now Jewish Women International.) Shown here at the retirement of... Read more...

Hellman wins national, local awards for endocrinology practice

Richard Hellman, M.D. Richard Hellman, M.D., came to study and practice medicine by way of mathematics, and his choice to specialize in endocrinology grew from an increasingly prevalent disease that some... Read more...

Family seder reunites relatives from all over United States

Pictured in this circa 1950 photo is the ‘patriarch’ of the original seders, Oscar Gerson, in the middle, on the right side of the light on the wall. Two cousins who attended both this seder and the... Read more...

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Betty and Erwin Stern attended the recent Holocaust remembrance service in Topeka, where they had author Nancy Sprowell Geise (center) sign a copy of her book, ‘Auschwitz #34207: The Joe Rubinstein Story.’... Read more...

Building bridges and innovative programs the legacy of Federation’s Stettner

The Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City partnered with JNF to donate a fire truck like this one to the community of Ramla in Israel during one of the intifadas. Retiring President and CEO Todd Stettner... Read more...

Yom HaShoah Commemoration continues shining the light on remembering the Holocaust

Benny Harding, chairperson of the 2016 Yom HaShoah commemoration, spoke passionately about his late parents, Dorothy and Harry Harding. I would guess I have attended about a dozen Yom HaShoah commemoration... Read more...

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University of Missouri sponsors anti-Semitism

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

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...

Trip reinforces hope in future of Jewish people

Harvey Kaplan Survival is an enduring Jewish principle, one that we celebrated during Passover, and soon will rejoice on Israel’s Independence Day. The trajectory of the Jewish journey was very much... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for the support The Jewish Community Foundation-Friends of Sheffield are most appreciative of the article in the April 21st edition of the Chronicle on the completion of our “Restoring Honor... Read more...

The strength of the Jewish people

Adena Goldberg, third from right, witnessing the spot where open fire pits once stood outside of the gas chambers — at Treblinka, just outside of Warsaw. For 13 years I have been taught many aspects... Read more...

The Israel effect

Elana Goldenberg takes a seat at Makhtesh Ramon, a geological phenomenon located in southern Israel.  When I arrived in Israel for the first time this past March, I expected to be overcome with a rush... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

President’s Saudi trip confusing  No one can deny that President Obama’s trip to Saudi Arabia was a part of his last-minute bid to ensure his legacy. Read more...

‘Restoring Honor Campaign’ complete, endowment funds now being raised

Members of the Friends of Sheffield board of directors gathered last month to celebrate the completion of the ‘Restoring Honor Campaign.’ Seated are Rita Shapiro (from left), Barb Stras, Jackie Kraft,... Read more...

Understanding what AIPAC does — and what AIPAC needs to do

Rabbi David M. Glickman I remember my first AIPAC national Policy Conference my freshman year at University of Michigan in 1992. We rode all night in a bus from Ann Arbor to Washington, D.C., to join... Read more...

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Passman Wedding

Passman Wedding

Alan and Liliya Passman Shirley Passman announces the marriage of her grandson, Alan Joseph Passman, to Liliya Mzhen on April 3, 2016, at the Tampa Garden Club in Tampa, Florida. Read more...

Brivik Honor

Brivik Honor

Gavin Brivik Gavin Brivik will be attending the elite NYU to pursue his masters in film and multi media scoring. Gavin graduated summa cum laude from the conservatory of music at UMKC. Read more...

Kirschenbaum Sander Engagement

Michael Kirschenbaum and Jennifer Sander Linda and Jeff Sander of Overland Park announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lauren Sander, to Michael Aryeh Kirschenbaum, son of Aileen and Ben... Read more...

Newman Honor

Ethan Newman Ethan Newman, 15, a Boy Scout in Troop 10,  was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts at a Court of Honor held May 1.   Read more...

Rieber Bar Mitzvah

Joey Rieber Suzy and Rabbi Moti Rieber announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Joey, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Yurman Bar Mitzvah

Jonah Gordon Yurman Allison Berey and Ron Yurman announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jonah Gordon Yurman, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Katz Bat Mitzvah

Brianna Katz Gary and Vicki Katz announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Brianna Morgan Katz, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14 at the Jewish Community Campus Social Hall. Read more...

Stras Maslan Engagement

Daniel Stras and Sarah Maslan Stephen and Toba Maslan of Overland Park, Kansas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Maslan, to Daniel Stras, son of Andrea Stras of Wichita, Kansas, and Simon... Read more...

Lutzk name Joan Frazer Memorial Award for Judaism and the Arts award winner

Shane Lutzk (center) with Marilyn and David Frazer, creators of the Joan Frazer Memorial Award for Judaism and the Arts, which Lutzk recently was awarded. Shane Lutzk, the son of Congregation Beth Shalom... Read more...

Turtledove Bat Mitzvah

Ally Turtledove Stacie and Robert Turtledove announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Alyssa “Ally” Turtledove, at 9:30 Saturday, May 7, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

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Mendelson, Marilyn Drew

Mendelson, Marilyn Drew

Marilyn Drew Mendelson Marilyn Drew Mendelson passed away on Saturday, May 14, after a long bout with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 90, born on Oct. 12, 1925. She will be remembered as a kind, loving... Read more...

Snitkoff, Joseph

Snitkoff, Joseph

Joseph Snitkoff Joseph Snitkoff, age 90, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on Thursday evening, May 12, 2016. Read more...

Hochman, Sylvia Yastrob

Sylvia Yastrob Hochman, 102, passed away May 4, 2016, at Lamar Court Assisted Living. Funeral services will be held in Boynton Beach, Florida. The family suggests memorial contributions to Congregation... Read more...

Fields, 'Lonesome' Bill

'Lonesome' Bill Fields Lonesome Bill Fields, age 81, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died Friday, April 22, 2016. Bill was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Sedona, Arizona, to the late W.C. and the late Betty (Schumacher)... Read more...

Galapo, Sarah

Sarah M. Galapo Sarah M. Galapo, presently of Dayton, Ohio, previously of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully the morning of April 15, 2016, after living 84 years of life. Read more...

Nelkin, Nedwyn Ronald

Nedwyn R. Nelkin, 89, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were set to be held Wednesday, April 27, at The Louis Memorial... Read more...

Neuberger, Freda

Freda Neuberger Freda (born Elfriede) Neuberger, 93, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on April 18, 2016. Freda was born in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a young girl. She came directly... Read more...

Oberstein, Sylvia Minnie (Weise)

Sylvia Minnie (Weise) Oberstein was 94 years old when she passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Members of the local Jewish community are invited to a memorial service that will take place... Read more...

Parness, Dorothy Ashner

Dorothy Ashner Parness Dorothy Ashner Parness, 86, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 26, at The Louis... Read more...

Salvay, Melvin Eugene 'Gene'

Gene Salvay Gene Salvay, 96, passed away on April 8, 2016, at his home in Encino, California, surrounded by family and loving friends. Gene was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Israel... Read more...