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Anticipating the arrival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mathew and Bonnie Siegel (from left) and Enid and Pete Levi wait at the podium of the Prime Minister’s Office. They were among 70 participants from around the country participating in an AIPAC mission to Israel. Pete Levi is the current KC AIPAC council chair and Bonnie Siegel is the immediate past chair.

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Writer Jon Adam Ross and director Chantal Pavageaux study text and receive local ideas that will inform their play.

Mix a well-known story from the Torah with a talented playwright and add in a healthy amount of Kansas City perspectives and the result is “The Sarah Play,” a new play to be performed at The White Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3.

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Thomas Davidson (far right) and his son, Gregg Davidson (left), representing two generations at The New Reform Temple, writing a letter of Torah with scribe Rabbi Kevin Hale as part of ResTorah: The New Reform Temple’s Holocaust Torah Restoration Project. This work is being undertaken as part of the congregation’s 50th birthday celebration. Every member of the congregation will repair one letter in this sacred Torah Scroll enabling it to be brought back to regular use in congregation worship.

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The grand opening of the Rita Blitt Gallery and Sculpture Garden took place Friday, Nov. 3, at Washburn University’s Mulvane Museum. Shown in front of ‘Celebrating Dorianna,’ a piece Blitt painted after the birth of her granddaughter is daughter Chela Blitt (from left), Rita Blitt and granddaughter Dorianna Blitt. Admission to the gallery and museum is free. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 785-670-2427 for hours and more information. Photo by Doug Stremel

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Sollie Flora

MAZEL TOV SOLLIE — In case you missed it, Sollie Flora was elected to the City of Mission City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Flora, who is Jewish, defeated incumbent Suzanne Gibbs and Bill Nichols. She is a civil litigation attorney at Berkowitz Oliver LLP in Kansas City, Missouri. Flora, 31, will be sworn in on Jan. 8.

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