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The family of Maria Devinki is sponsoring an appearance by Rabbi Simon Jacobson in recognition of the fifth anniversary of her death. Rabbi Jacobson will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Kehilath Israel Synagogue. It is free and open to the community.

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Kate Jaros (from left) Laura Gillman and Alex Hess were among the group that attended the Jewish Federation’s Young Adult 16/17 Launch Party at Three Points Event Space on Aug. 4.

For years, Jewish organizations have been stumped when it comes to engaging the next generation — a group never clearly defined by age but often thought of as young adults between the ages of 22 and 45. The complaint has consistently been the same, this demographic most commonly called Millennials today (often thought of as those born between 1980 and 2004), aren’t interested in joining or regularly participating in established organizations, instead preferring to choose one-time causes and events.

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Steve Cole and his daughter Lauren stand in front of the former home of Cole’s maternal great-grandfather in Hamm an der Sieg, Germany, where Cole’s mother, Ilsa Dahl Cole, was born 100 years ago.

This year’s Kristallnacht commemoration takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Congregation Beth Torah. It features Beth Torah member Steve Cole and his daughter Lauren. Steve and Lauren will discuss their recent trip to Germany, home of Steve’s parents, Walter and Ilsa Cole, both of blessed memory.

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Last week this Chevy Volt was hooked up to this new charging station at the Jewish Community Campus.

Last week Kansas City Power & Light installed three electric car charging stations at the southwestern edge of the Jewish Community Campus parking lot, just west of the tennis courts. The stations are fully operational.

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udith Perlman beams with pride after she and her bandmates from the American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City were named 2016 National Champion at the Legion’s Senior National Band Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City was named 2016 National Champion at the American Legion Senior National Band Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Aug. 29.

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FALL FOOD DRIVE — When I was a child attending religious school, Sukkot meant bringing food to the synagogue.

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Judy Sima

Judy Sima found her voice as a storyteller almost 30 years ago. She says when she first heard storytellers she was “blown away” by their ability to capture the audiences’ imagination and attention. She immediately knew this is what she wanted to do.

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Earlier this month Bob Unell (center), a cartoonist for The Kansas City Star, was awarded first place for editorial cartoons by the Missouri Press Association. He is shown with Star editors Grace Hobson (left) and Steve Rosen. Unell reports the first editorial cartoons he ever published were for The Chronicle in the early 1970s, when Milton Firestone was the editor.

COATS FOR SUKKOT — Sukkot may be over, but The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah’s “Su-coat Drive” continues through Nov. 4. The congregation is collecting coats for JVS refugee clients. Refugees come to America with what they can carry. Many refugees are from warmer climates and have never experienced cold weather. Gently used coats can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at B’nai Jehudah.

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MAZEL TOV — Three dedicated staff members at Jewish Family Services are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year and the three together combine for 50 years of service to the social service agency.

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This work by Yuval Yairi, ‘Topographic Study,’ 2015, archival pigment print, is courtesy of the artist and the Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom. It is among the images that will be on display as part of the Israeli artist’s exhibition at the Epsten Gallery beginning in November.

The Epsten Gallery will present “Yuval Yairi: Surveyor,” a solo exhibition featuring 16 photographs by this noted Israeli artist Nov. 13 through Jan. 22, 2017. Yairi’s works come from his current “Surveyor” series and selections from “Land,” the precursor to “Surveyor.”

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