Jerry Nerman knows he has a keen eye for beautiful objects ranging from contemporary art to fine watches. The Nerman Family are among the most prominent collectors of contemporary art in the United States, and have been chosen as honorary chairmen for the ArtsKC seventh annual Inspiration Breakfast Oct 6.
Rabbi Shaya Katz has had a busy summer. In May he earned his Master of Social Work degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work and in July he was ordained by the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, both associated with Yeshiva University in New York City. By the first week of August, he was living in Overland Park and visiting the newly re-opened kosher section at Leawood’s Hen House Market.
In “Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension,” author Sam Arbesman wants his readers to develop a friendship with the technology they experience in everyday life, even though most of us do not understand how it works.
The KC Kollel has hired a new full-time rabbi, Rabbi Shaya Katz, and has begun offering a series of educational programs in the community once again. Last year, a transition year for the Kollel, Rabbi Ari Adler offered some programming on a part-time basis in addition to his full-time teaching position at the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy. Rabbi Adler left the area last month.
Written by Marcia Horn Montgomery, Contributing Writer
Last year Jorie Simon, 22, planned to get a taste of Israel through Birthright/Taglit, spending her time with other students who attended Illinois colleges through the Shorashim program. She ended up staying on for four additional weeks and “had the summer of her life,” according to her mother, Debby Simon.