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Student incorporates Passover themes into graduation speech

Student incorporates Passover themes into graduation speech

Jacob Elberg (left) took this photo with KU Chabad Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel at the recognition ceremony for the Department of Communications Studies on May 13. How often have you heard the haggadah quoted,... Read more...

Park Place concert for children will help address parenting skills

Park Place concert for children will help address parenting skills

Summer Sounds in the Park takes place every Wednesday in June and July in Barkley Square. at Park Place. Authors Barbara Unell and Dr. Jerry Wyckoff, who specialize in parenting books, will be on hand... Read more...

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This painting was found in storage at BIAV. The congregation is seeking more information about it. Contact BIAV at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view... Read more...

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

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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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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Spiegel Bar Mitzvah

Spiegel Bar Mitzvah

Zachary Spiegel Zachary Spiegel, the son of Wendy and Charlie Spiegel, became a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 21, at Temple Shalom in Dallas, Texas.  Zachary is the grandson of Janet and Lou Bordman... Read more...

Mardiks Bat Mitzvah

Mardiks Bat Mitzvah

Zoe Mardiks Laura and Chuck Mardiks announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Zoe Daniela, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue in Brooklyn, New York. Zoe is the granddaughter... Read more...

Siegler Bat Mitzvah

Hannah Siegler Stacy and Jerry Siegler announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Hannah Rachel Siegler, on Saturday morning, June 4, at Temple Israel in Memphis, Tennessee. Hannah is the granddaughter... Read more...

Hill Bar Mitzvah

Jaden Hill Barbie and Ron Hill announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jaden, at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at The New Reform Temple. Read more...

Lindsey Paul receives National Merit Finalist award

Lindsey Paul Eli’s Photography Studio Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy is proud to announce that Lindsey Paul, class of 2016, is a National Merit Finalist. The award, which is given based on a combination... Read more...

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

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...

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Gale, Marshall Paul

Gale, Marshall Paul

Marshall Paul Gale Marshall Paul Gale, 71, died Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Saint Luke’s Hospital. Funeral services were held May 22 at Louis Memorial Chapel; interment followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery.... Read more...

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

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...