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The real Norman Rockwell revealed in ‘Perfect Picture’

The real Norman Rockwell revealed in ‘Perfect Picture’

Eileen Bluestone Sherman Those who think they know Norman Rockwell from his years of illustrating Saturday Evening Post covers don’t know the whole story. At a very early age, Rockwell learned, “Don’t... Read more...

Rabbi Rockoff aims to get fit while raising money for Israeli charity

Rabbi Rockoff aims to get fit while raising money for Israeli charity

Rabbi Rockoff runs twice a week in preparation for Rabbis Can Run, a 10K event held in conjunction with the Jerusalem Marathon to raise money for Kav L’Noar of Israel. If you’ve seen a man running... Read more...

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Shown at the interfaith vigil for refugees and immigrants on Feb. 5 are Rabbi Mark Levin (front row, from left), rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth Torah; Hilary Cohen Singer, executive director of JVS,... Read more...

JFS and JVS partner to provide food, transportation to local refugees

In this photo a JVS refugee family receives a food box donation for a local charity. Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) and Jewish Family Services (JFS) are joining forces to help the Kansas City refugee... Read more...

C3’s Cutler, Skelton invent their road to retail

SportFans is a windsock that clips onto the outside of a vehicle’s window. It lights up via wind power to display themed designs. That Bob Cutler — he’s always starting something. He’s had a... Read more...

Author shares solo adventure in ‘Mountain Lines’

Jonathan Arlan walked across the French Alps in 2015. Jonathan Arlan decided to walk across the French Alps almost on a whim. A seasoned traveler and avid indoorsman, Arlan was inspired one day to take... Read more...

Children’s Mercy Hospital taking good care of 2017’s First Jewish Baby

This photo of Brody Robert Presson Shalley was taken on Feb. 1, when he was 17 days old. He is receiving nutrition through IV while another tube through his mouth helps release some of the tension in his... Read more...

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Crane Brewing was selected the 2016 Small Business of the Year and was recognized at the 22nd annual Raytown Chamber Celebration Luncheon held on Jan. 25. In its recognition, the chamber said this group... Read more...

Local refugees panicked: JVS resettlement efforts threatened by executive order suspending immigration programs

Ed Fried, a first-generation American and son of two Holocaust survivors, was among the hundreds who gathered Sunday at Kansas City International Airport to protest the executive order barring citizens... Read more...

Expanding services: JFS moves Missouri office to larger, easier to access quarters in Brookside

FS opened its new Missouri location in Brookside on in mid-January. Jewish Family Services (JFS) has moved its Missouri office to 425 E. 63rd St., just east of Oak Street in Kansas City. Read more...

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Why Congregation B’nai Jehudah supports refugees The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah loves refugees. We are committed to supporting refugees resettled in the Kansas City area, to educating the... Read more...

Just beyond the border: Israel’s initiatives to help Syrian refugees

Just beyond the border: Israel’s initiatives to help Syrian refugees

Israeli volunteers pack winter supplies to be delivered to Syrian Refugees. Operation Human Warmth The issue of border security and whether or not it’s safe to welcome refugees is a hot topic in the... Read more...

KU Hillel Birthright stimulates student’s Judaism

In Israel, beauty is not only found on an off-road jeep tour through the Jordan Valley, residing in the disputed territory of the Galilee, with the height of the morning sun to shine the way. Nor only... Read more...

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Muslim countries should welcome their own refugees The Feb. 2 issue of The Chronicle is filled with column after column decrying President Trump’s executive order banning refugee immigration from several... Read more...

Letter to the Editor

Voice opposition to executive order on immigration We condemn the executive order on immigration and refugees that was issued late Friday evening, Jan. 27. Read more...

Letters to the editor

We must all co-exist I get so frustrated to see such blatant and pervasive bad journalism where lies are painted as truth as news stories, and where broadcasters and “Hollyweed” actors/actresses... Read more...

Letters to the editor

Appalled by Ellison I do not know Stu Lewis personally, but based on his many other letters to The Chronicle over the years he appears to be intelligent and articulate, though I have rarely agreed with... Read more...

Addressing the stress in the holidays

Stress and change are inevitable in our busy lives, but how we manage the stressors in our lives is the secret to improving and maintaining our overall well being. Read more...

Spreading the light: Teach basic Jewish tenets to the next generation

With Hanukkah right around the corner and Jews remembering our spiritual and military victories, it’s important to remember our Jewish responsibility to “spread light” to all corners of the world.... Read more...

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Holocaust comparison inappropriate I have just read the opinion article in the Dec. 8 issue of The Chronicle titled “In the spirit of never again.” Read more...

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Balanoff Bat Mitzvah

Balanoff Bat Mitzvah

Olivia Balanoff Christa and Brian Balanoff announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Olivia Graham Balanoff, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Congregation Beth Torah. Read more...

Cohen Birth

Cohen Birth

Jack Hudson Cohen Daniel and Michelle Cohen of Chicago announce the birth Dec. 20, 2016 of a son, Jack Hudson Cohen. They are also the parents of Benjamin Ethan. Read more...

Shalley Birth

Rachael and Chet Shalley announce the birth Jan. 15 of son, Brody Robert Shalley. He is the grandson of Idelle Williams of Independence, Missouri, and the late Robert Williams; and Jack and Becky Shalley... Read more...

Franklin Bat Mitzvah

Jenna Franklin Steve and Leslie Holzmark Franklin of Denver, Colorado, announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Jenna Beth Franklin, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb.11, at Congregation Temple Emanuel... Read more...

Reidy Birth

Mika Erin Reidy Jennifer and Jim Reidy of Overland Park, Kansas, announce the birth of their daughter, Mika Erin, on Jan. 16, 2017. They are also the parents of a daughter, Shiloh Claire. Read more...

Local teen to play college lacrosse, train with Israel national team

Sabina Skolnick signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse for the College of Wooster on Feb. 1 at Shawnee Mission East High School. Sabina Skolnick has signed a letter of intent to play for the College... Read more...

Hammontree Bat Mitzvah

Mackenzie Hammontree Samantha and Quentin Hammontree announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Mackenzie Lauren Hammontree, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Congregation Beth Torah. Read more...

Glauberman Birth

Goldie Evelyn Glauberman Erin Elizabeth and Joseph Patrick Glauberman of San Francisco announce the birth Oct. 25, 2016, of a daughter, Goldie Evelyn Glauberman. They are also the parents of Beatrice... Read more...

Chopp Birth

Leo Joseph Chopp Elizabeth and Isaac Chopp announce the birth on Oct. 12, 2016, of their son, Leo Joseph Chopp. They are also the parents of Stella Chopp, age 2. Read more...

Linafelt Bar Mitzvah

Jed Morris Linafelt Julia Shapiro and Tom Linafelt announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jed Morris Linafelt, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

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Wolf, Norman S.

Norman S. Wolf, DVM, Ph.D., was born in Kansas City on July 22, 1927, and passed away in Seattle, Washington, on Jan. 24, 2017. Read more...

Carl, William 'Bill'

Carl, William 'Bill'

William “Bill” Carl passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, under hospice care at Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas. Mr. Carl was the owner and proprietor of Carl’s Delicatessen... Read more...

Eisenberg, Leo

Leo Eisenberg, born July 24, 1921, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona, at age 95 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Barney... Read more...

Schulzinger, Marilyn

Marilyn Schulzinger, 82, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Feb. 3, 2017. Graveside service and interment were held Feb. 6, at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions... Read more...

Kalender, Joyce

Joyce was born May 3, 1930, to the late Max and Freida Mendell in St. Joseph, Missouri. Read more...

Asner, Labe

Labe Asner, 93, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Read more...

Cohen, Carol Marie

Carol Marie Cohen, a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area, passed away at age 66 at Olathe Medical Center on Jan. 21, 2017, after a long illness. Funeral services were scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday,... Read more...

Goldstein, Elaine

Elaine Goldstein passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, after a long illness. Graveside services were held in Kansas City, Monday Jan. 23, at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family asks that contributions be sent to... Read more...

Moses, Louis

Louis Moses, 94, was born Feb. 17, 1922, to Max and Minha Moses in New York. Lou passed away peacefully on Jan. 19, 2017, at The Atriums in Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral services were held on Jan.... Read more...

Rogozenski, Morris

Our father, Morris Rogozenski, went to sleep on Jan. 16, 2017, and joined his wife, Helen. Our mother would always refer to him as “Peter Pan” ... never grow up and never die. Private family services... Read more...