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Beth Torah rabbi to follow husband to Texas, educator leaving as well

Beth Torah rabbi to follow husband to Texas, educator leaving as well

Rabbi Rebecca Reice, associate rabbi at Congregation Beth Torah, has informed the congregation that she is opting out of the last year of her contract so that she may join her husband, Asher Lazarus,... Read more...

Jewish woman to be honored at CASA 30th anniversary celebration

Jewish woman to be honored at CASA 30th anniversary celebration

Joan Jacobson is an active member of the National Council of Jewish Women. She and the organization both champion the rights of children, women and families. It’s her work advocating for the rights... Read more...

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Sophia Porter, a senior at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, was met with a standing ovation by 2,000 space industry experts when she delivered the keynote address at the National Space Club’s Annual Awards... Read more...

Used LEGO toys bring happiness to abused/neglected kids thanks to The Giving Brick

Jackson County CASA Executive Director Martha Gershun and Matthew Gould show off some of the LEGO gift boxes that CASA kids have been receiving from Gould’s nonprofit, The Giving Brick. Ever wonder... Read more...

Share the second night of Passover seder with the community

Make your reservation by Friday, March 27 to obtain the early registration price and come share the second night of Passover with family and friends at a community Seder on Saturday, April 4 at Congregation... Read more...

Enhanced HomeCare named Kansas SBDC 2015 Business of the Year

Cindy Singer and Randy Block posed in front of the Kansas Capitol building last week when their business, Enhanced HomeCare, was recognized by the Kansas Small Business Development Center. The Kansas... Read more...

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Israel does it best to make sure everyone gets a chance to vote. This photo, shared by Israeli soldier Gavi Arnovitz, who is stationed near the Syrian border and the grandson of Sylvia and Marshall LaVine,... Read more...

Purpose and meaning imbue the images in Ohev Sholom’s new mural

Slater Sousley completed this mural at Congregation Ohev Sholom in January. It honors the congregation’s history in Kansas and will be dedicated later this year. Photo by Ben McCall When you ask 19-year-old... Read more...

2015 Civic Service Award Dinner honors Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation

The Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation will be honored with the Civic Service Award at HBHA’s upcoming dinner March 29. Pictured here are Tom (from left), Mary Jo, Henry, Marion, of blessed memory,... Read more...

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Adam Schlozman GUITARIST ON A MISSION — Take Five Coffee + Bar presents the Adam Schlozman Trio at 8 p.m. Friday, March 13. The website says the coffee bar’s ongoing quest is “to find and showcase... Read more...

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Must Israel become racist?

Must Israel become racist?

It’s been a very difficult few weeks, culminating in a most disappointing election process in Israel. I have wanted to believe that the Jewish people are “A kingdom of priests and a holy people.”... Read more...

Creative cooks will love Shoyer’s new Passover recipes

Creative cooks will love Shoyer’s new  Passover recipes

“The New Passover Menu” by Paula Shoyer (Sterling Epicure Publishers, February 2015) Recipes reprinted with permission from New Passover Menu © 2015 by Paula Shoyer, Sterling Publishing Co.,... Read more...

Nothing but the truth

Todd Stettner Half truths are annoying; they are a way of claiming legitimacy with something by only telling part of the story. While there are facts involved and things that can be verified, they may... Read more...

Letter to the Editor: The real racial divide

This has been a very interesting month in American politics. First there was the upstaging of the office of the president, with Prime Minister Netanyahu addressing a joint session of Congress. The next... Read more...

Rebuilding Melton in Kansas

“We have saturated our market and no one has the time to commit to weekly study, especially parents of young children because they are just too busy!” Read more...

Letter to the Editor - Settlers treatment of Arabs appalling

Why is Netanyahu Allowing West Bank settlers to continue their treatment of the local Arab population? Read more...

It’s the bomb, stupid …

Rabbi David M. Glickman Legendary campaign manager James Carville coined the phrase “The economy, stupid,” in the war room of Clinton’s 1992 campaign reminding his team of the only issue that mattered... Read more...

Letter to the Editor: Let Israelis handle their issues

I would like to respond to Rabbi Nemitoff’s open letter to “Bibi,” published in the Feb. 19 edition of The Chronicle.  The rabbi is very concerned about the investigation of Israeli corrupt politicians. The... Read more...

Letter to the Editor: Thanks Community Legacy Fund

The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation recently received a grant from the Community Legacy Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City to help implement and improve its facility... Read more...

An open letter to Bibi

Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff Mr. Prime Minister: I just returned from eight days in Israel. As always, it was a remarkable time, made even more incredible when I awoke each day knowing that I was in a place... Read more...

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Borjas Bar Mitzvah

Borjas Bar Mitzvah

Brian and Kim Borjas announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Landon, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Decker Bar Mitzvah

Decker Bar Mitzvah

Isaac Decker Jim and Lainie Decker announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Isaac, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Congregation Beth Torah. Read more...

Levin Bar Mitzvah

Jordan Levin Scott and Debbie Levin announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jordan Matthew, at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Kehilath Israel Synagogue. Read more...

Glueck Lindenbaum Engagement

Rebecca Glueck and Aaron Lindenbaum John and Marcia Glueck of Leawood announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Joy Glueck, to Aaron Michael Lindenbaum, son of Jerry and Sharon Lindenbaum of... Read more...

Sooliman Birth

Etai and Aviva Sooliman of Skokie, Illinois, announce the birth of their twin daughters, Maya and Elah on Feb. 20, 2015. Read more...

Eisemann and Temkin Engagement

Emma Eisemann and Eli Temkin DoubleTake Photography Mark Eisemann and Leslie Mark of Mission Hills, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emma Sophie Eisemann, to Eli Michael Temkin, son of... Read more...

Lewis Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Lewis Hannah Rose Bock and Joshua Aaron Lewis were married Aug. 31, 2014, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Read more...

Friedman Anniversary

Len and Bonnie Friedman Bonnie and Len Friedman renewed their wedding vows at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah on Saturday, Feb. 28. Read more...

Tou Birth

Asher John Tou Elizabeth Zitron and Dr. Erik Tou announce the birth of a son, Asher John Tou, Jan. 13, in Tacoma, Wash. Read more...

Abrams Bar Mitzvah

Jacob Louis Abrams Michael and Arlene Abrams announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jacob Louis, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Kehilath Israel Synagogue. Sorry, but the remainder of the article is... Read more...

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Samuels, Anna Lee

Samuels, Anna Lee

Anna Lee Samuels was born in Parsons, Kansas, May 11, 1932, and died March 13, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her sister Rosalyn Wiener. She is survived by her husband, Arnold... Read more...

Denenberg, Evalyne (Friedman)

Denenberg, Evalyne (Friedman)

Evalyne (Friedman) Denenberg Evalyne (Friedman) Denenberg, 90, of Framingham, Massachusetts, beloved wife of the late Jason Denenberg, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 11,... Read more...

Dobrowski, Jennette

Jennette Dobrowski Jennette Dobrowski, 87, passed away peacefully at Kansas City Hospice House on Sunday, March 15, 2015, surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 17, at Louis... Read more...

Gorsuch, Norma Harper

Norma Harper Gorsuch Norma Harper Gorsuch passed away at home on March 8, 2015, having successfully fought breast cancer for over 34 years but losing her recent battle with leukemia. Read more...

Kaplan, Roslyn "Roz"

Roslyn "Roz" Kaplan Roslyn “Roz” Kaplan, 63, of Overland Park passed away in her home on March 10, 2015. Roz was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Dec. 1, 1951, to Lorna and Nathan Kaplan. She attended... Read more...

Salvay, Brian Allan

Brian Allan Salvay Brian Allan “Boruch Aharon” Salvay, 61, of Woodridge New York, passed away Wednesday evening, March 11, 2015 (21 Adar 5775), at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, New... Read more...

Brown, Phyllis Jean

Phyllis Jean Brown After celebrating her 89th birthday at home with friends and family a week earlier, Phyllis Jean Brown passed away on March 4, 2015, once again surrounded by family. Services were held... Read more...

Lieberman, Cary J.

Cary J. Lieberman Cary J. Lieberman, 73, passed away March 5, 2015. Funeral services were held March 8 at Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions... Read more...

McKee, Barbra

Barbra McKee, 62, passed away March 8, 2015, at her home. Funeral services were held March 10 at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial Mount Carmel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Congregation... Read more...

Poisner, Ruth Roth

Rita Roth Poisner Rita Roth Poisner, age 85, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on March 8, 2015. Rita was born in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, on May 2, 1929. She attended the University of Pittsburgh... Read more...