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SHORASHIM BIRTHRIGHT — Jewish Federation, under the leadership of Israeli Emissary Yahav Barnea, is recruiting young adults from the Kansas City area to participate in a free Taglit-Birthright 10-day trip to

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Blair Hawkins

It’s been said that from all bad things come something good. In the Jewish community, 155 days after the tragedy on April 13 in which three people were murdered in the parking lots of two Jewish institutions, that good thing is the hiring of a director of community security.

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BORTNICK HERE TONIGHT — Ethan Bortnick will be performing a live concert at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Folley Theater. As of Monday tickets were still available. You may remember he was the

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Every ethnic group in the melting pot called America takes great pride in identifying with those with similar backgrounds who have made it big in sports. “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story,” directed by Peter Miler and written by Pulitzer Prize-winning sports reporter Ira Berkow, is an historical documentary that focuses on the connection between Jewish Americans and our national pastime of baseball. It opens today for a limited engagement this weekend exclusively at Screenland Crown Center. (See below for details)

 

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Elana Goldberg
David Helfand

For the first time ever, two people from Kansas City’s USY chapter — Elana Goldberg and David Helfand — are serving as the American leaders of Nativ in Israel. Both are also graduates of the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy.

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This photo was taken at Congregation Ohev Sholom on Labor Day, after the morning minyan, the day before Susan Choucroun was murdered. Choucroun is standing on the right, dressed in the dark pink shirt with her hair pulled back, with her hands on the shoulders of Shir-El Rudnick, who is wearing the Double Bubble shirt.

Just after morning prayers at Ohev Sholom last Monday (Sept. 1), Susan Choucroun posed for the group photo accompanying this article. Twenty-seven hours later, she was murdered.  

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As part of the Beans&Greens program, low-income families can take their SNAP debit cards to participating farmers markets, where they receive tokens to purchase SNAP-eligible food.

We live in the breadbasket of America and are surrounded by farms, so it should be easy to get affordable, healthy and locally grown food into everyone’s hands, right? For low-income families trying to make

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