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Rabbi recounts irony of Susan Choucroun’s murder

Rabbi recounts irony of Susan Choucroun’s murder

This photo was taken at Congregation Ohev Sholom on Labor Day, after the morning minyan, the day before Susan Choucroun was murdered. Choucroun is standing on the right, dressed in the dark pink shirt... Read more...

KU Chabad launches first ever Torah-writing project for Lawrence

KU Chabad launches first ever Torah-writing project for Lawrence

Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel opened the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Lawrence, Kan., along with his wife and co-director Nechama, eight years ago. During that time KU Chabad has never had its own Torah, always... Read more...

Beans&Greens Program a win-win for farmers, low-income families

As part of the Beans&Greens program, low-income families can take their SNAP debit cards to participating farmers markets, where they receive tokens to purchase SNAP-eligible food. We live in the... Read more...

Amy Shapiro to be honored with Federation Young Leadership Award

Amy Shapiro When it comes to Jewish Federation leadership, Amy Shapiro’s actions speak volumes. She’s been through local leadership development programs, attended national conferences and international... Read more...

Local adviser celebrates 60 years in finance

Seymour Krinsky Seymour Krinsky likes to joke that he made a career transition from “spiritual wealth to material wealth.”  Read more...

As Yom Kippur approaches, it’s time to think about the need to get even

“Payback: The Case for Revenge,” by Thane Rosenbaum. University of Chicago Press, 2013. With Ferguson in the news, the horrendous murders in South Kansas City, and the execution of Steven Sotloff,... Read more...

Listening Post

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become so popular even young children have gotten into the act at the Beth Shalom Rose Family Early Childhood Education Center. The preschool teaches Jewish Values as a... Read more...

Tragedy brings women together to learn about each other, celebrate their diversity

Strangers No More, an interfaith group to help women of different faiths understand each other better, was founded following the shootings on April 13 by Nancy Brown (clockwise from left), Marcia Rittmaster,... Read more...

Jewish film expert with KC ties to discuss Power of Film Images and the Holocaust

Photo by Mike Lovett: Sharon Pucker Rivo When Sharon Pucker Rivo left Kansas City to study political science, she never dreamed years later she would be Read more...

Jewish Federation Annual Meeting to honor educators, programs

Jewish KU students gather to celebrate Shabbat as part of the Shabbat Around KU program. On Sept. 17, two local educators —Netta Krashin and June Crane — as well as a young leader will be honored... Read more...

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Both sides suffer (Editor’s note: This letter to the editor, originally  published in the Aug. 28 issue, is reprinted in its entirety with corrections.) The latest issue of The Chronicle features... Read more...

Five days of ‘wow’ at the national Sinai Scholars Retreat

Five days of ‘wow’ at the national Sinai Scholars Retreat

KU’s Sinai Scholars recently attended the Sinai Scholars Retreat in Chicago. Shown are Arie Mello (top row, from left), Rebeka Luttinger, Ethan King, Nechama Tiechtel, Betsy Jacob and Sammy Katz. Bottom... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Article omitted facts  As president of the Missouri Kansas chapter of Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, I am disappointed that Grandmothers Against Gun Violence was not mentioned in the article published... Read more...

Shabbat in Jamaica: ‘Out of many, one people’

Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan: A Jewish reggae artist came to play at the synagogue, offering a taste spiritual and uniquely Jamaican Jewish experience to the community. Many of us think of Israel as the melting... Read more...

Show wounded Israeli soldiers we stand by their sides

Major General (res) Yoav Gallant, head of Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization, shakes the hand of a wounded IDF soldier. Also in the room visiting the soldier are wounded veterans from Operation Cast... Read more...

Letters to the Editor

Irresponsible comparison to Holocaust On Saturday, Aug. 23, the New York Times published an ad signed by about 300 Holocaust survivors, their direct Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Interfaith Council needs to despise anti-Semitism In response to the letter written by Sheila Sonnenschein and Rev. Mary McCoy of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (Aug. 14), I wonder if it... Read more...

The structure of racism: Change begins with all of us

For decades, structures have existed that created and sustained Ferguson, Missouri’s, damaged relationship with its police. They have quietly worked their magic, and brought about the shooting of Michael... Read more...

Letters to the Editor

Israel is the victim I can’t help but find a correlation between Muslim migration into Europe and other non-Muslim countries and the rising clamor of anti-Semitism in those countries. Hamas instigated... Read more...

The spiritual journey of a lifetime

Ten local women participated in the 2014 Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project trip to Israel last month. Posing for this photo at the Decks in Tiberious are Stacy Wright (back row, from left), Patricia... Read more...

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Rosenberg Bat Mitzvah

Rosenberg Bat Mitzvah

Natalie and Steve Rosenberg announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Meredith at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Lebovitz-Meklir Engagement

Lebovitz-Meklir Engagement

Allen and Susan Lebovitz announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Francis, to Derek Meklir, son of Sam Meklir of Detroit and the late Linda Meklir. Read more...

Brudoley Bar Mitzvah

The Bar Mitzvah of Avi Brudoley, son of Sherri and Jonathan Jacobs and Jacob Brudoley, took place at the Kotel in Jerusalem on June 30. Read more...

Mendel Bar Mitzvah

William and Doris Mendel announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, James Reid Mendel, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Deutch-Perilstein Engagement

Judy and Larry Deutch, Des Moines, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter Lisa Deutch, to Ari Perilstein son of Robin Daynes of Cairns, Australia, and Sam Perilstein of Margate, N.J. Read more...

Krigel Birth

Beth and Ari Krigel of Chicago announce the birth Aug. 18 of a son, Everett Robert (Hebrew name Asher Reuven). Read more...

Chopp Birth

Elizabeth and Isaac Chopp announce the birth June 4 of a daughter, Stella Rose Chopp. Read more...

Buchbinder Birth

Baree Nottberg and Scott Buchbinder of Overland Park announce the birth June 27 of a son, Theo Everett Read more...

Zwick-Pohlman Engagement

Arvin and Tammy Zwick of Overland Park announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Ashley Zwick, to Andrew David Pohlman, son of Jeff and Robin Pohlman of Memphis, Tenn. Read more...

Nerman Wedding Anniversary

Margaret and Jerome Nerman will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 8. They are lifelong residents of Kansas City and have lived in Leawood since 1990. Read more...

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Choucroun, Susan

Choucroun, Susan

Susan Choucroun, 69, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Read more...

Matzdorff, Ralph G.

Matzdorff, Ralph G.

Ralph G. Matzdorff, 87, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Read more...

Pener, David

David Pener, 60, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Read more...

Blumenthal, Amy

Amy Michelle Blumenthal passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at her residence in New York City at the age of 47. Read more...

Eberman, Steve

Steve took his final victory lap on earth on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, and passed peacefully at Garden Terrace. Read more...

Fichman, Charlotte

Charlotte Fichman, 86, of Overland Park, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Village Shalom. Read more...

Nussbaum, Marie

Marie Nussbaum, 94, formerly of Prairie Village, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Sweet Life of Overland Park. Read more...

Rainen, Marc H.

Marc H. Rainen, 66, Kansas City, Mo., died on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., after a short struggle with cancer. Read more...

Braeman, Aaron

Aaron Braeman, 100, of Overland Park, died on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Village Shalom. Read more...

Brown, Peedee

Peedee Brown (nee Roseroot), 74, of Overland Park, formerly of Fairway, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, surrounded by her loved ones. Read more...