The 20th annual Hanukkah Art Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. The first candle will be lit Saturday night, Dec. 24, and a photo of the winning piece of art will be published in the Dec. 22 edition of The Chronicle.
WHERE LIFE SHINES — Village Shalom’s marketing slogan is “Where Life Shines” and its light was shining bright at its annual Ages of Excellence Celebration last week. Volunteer extraordinaire Sandi Lerner was honored that evening.
Written by Victory Wishna, Special to The Chronicle
Dr. John Lantos, director of the Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center, deals daily with literal life-and-death questions — yet he says “there is no more important issue” than the one that will be argued and decided at The Ruth Fredman Cernea Great Latke Hamantash Debate, sponsored by Congregation Ohev Sholom, which takes place at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in the White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus.
RABBI Q WINS DALLAS KOSHER BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP — Mendel Segal, the Kansas City rabbi who finished second in last year’s inaugural competition, came back to Texas for another helping and won the Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship on Sunday, Oct. 30.
Republican Joy Koesten will represent District 28 in the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka when the legislative session begins Jan. 9. Koesten was part of the wave of newcomers who booted out incumbents in the August primary, when she defeated two-term incumbent Jerry Lunn. She was unopposed in the general election.
With the shared objective of providing outstanding early learning for infants to pre-kindergarten, The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah and The Jewish Community Center (The J) are moving forward with a new collaboration.
ONE JEW, ONE VOTE FEATURES LOCAL WOMAN — At the end of this election cycle, JTA, one of The Chronicle’s national Jewish news services, published short profiles on 11 different Jewish voters prior to this week’s election.