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.”
Dr. Barry Rose offers ways to heal a disjointed health care system in his new book, “The Cutting Edge of Compassion: How Physicians, Health Professionals, and Patients Can Build Healing Relationships Based on Trust.”
For 26 years Rabbi Michael Zedek served as the senior rabbi of The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, choosing in 2000 to leave the congregation and accept the title of rabbi emeritus. Next month, he will return to the pulpit for one night as the Reform congregation’s featured speaker at Shabbat Shuvah on Friday, Oct. 7. Erev Shabbat Services begin at 6 p.m., preceded by Bisseleh Nosh at 5:30 p.m.
YUMMY BLINTZ BRUNCH — For 51 years Temple Beth Shalom has sponsored a Blintze Brunch. This week The Topeka Capital Journal’s editors, in its Best of Topeka magazine, chose the event as the best Ethnic Event in Northeast Kansas. The annual event is held in April at the Reform congregation. In addition to a brunch buffet, it features a bake sale, gift shop and a silent auction. Here’s what the editors had to say about what must be a delicious way to spend a Sunday in Topeka:
Written by Victory Wishna, Special to The Chronicle
More than 150 people gathered in the Great Hall of the Museum at Prairiefire Thursday, Sept. 15, as the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City celebrated the conclusion of the Bushman Community Endowment Program and the launch of the ongoing Create a Jewish Legacy initiative that will build on its success.
REMEMBERING SHIMON PERES — Following the death of former Israeli prime minister, president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, people all over the world began sharing their fond memories of the man. Locally, John Shuchart is proud that Peres actually provided the forward to his book, “Israeli Kids’ Letters to Terrorists.”
The Rabbinical Association recently came into possession of a very rare book, “Die alten jüdischen Heiligthümer,” (“Jewish Ceremonial Law and Custom”), by Johann Lund (1638-1686), printed and bound in Hamburg, Germany, in 1701.The Rabbinical Associated decided to give it to the University of Kansas department of Jewish studies and it will be housed in the Spencer Research Library. The presentation was made earlier this month.
Say goodbye to invasive screening colonoscopies that require anesthesia, a day off work, someone to drive you home, and a long tube used in a procedure suite. A Jewish physician, Dr. Mark Molos of WestGlen Gastrointestinal Consultants, is the first doctor in the U.S. outside of clinical trials to use the revolutionary pillcam, a vitamin-sized pill containing a tiny camera that records the same view offered by a colonoscopy.