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.
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.
Kansas City’s 2017 Jewish Film Festival (KCJFF) will feature six diverse films from Israel and beyond. Now in its 18th year, the festival is presented by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. It opens Sunday evening, Jan. 8, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 22. All the films will be screened in The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus.
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.