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Jerry Silverman

The language is painful to hear, particularly coming from fellow Jews.

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The hunt for red horseradish

This true story was inspired by the movie, “The Hunt For The Red October,” although it’s not about a submarine.

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Earlier in the school year, HBHA second-graders Isadora Swerdlove (from left), Ethan Hobbs, Sid Linafelt and Lily Blinn helped Howard Haas, head of school, wish everyone a happy new year. Immediately after this photo, the group enjoyed apples and honey for a sweet new year.

What an exciting 50th anniversary for Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy!

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Meals to go a gift from heaven

What a great idea… seder or Passover meals-to-go, sponsored by the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City and the Community Legacy Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Kansas City.

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A lesson in BBYO history

Congratulations to an extraordinary young lady Ellie Bodker for the extraordinary achievement of election as the international n’siah (president) of BBG.

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KU Hillel students Raphi Schuster (from left), Haley Seldin, Sam Benenson, Zahava Davis and Mike Johnson enjoy dinner at the Moishe House in Sofia, Bulgaria, with the Moishe House young adult residents.

Near the end of World War II, the United States bombed Sofia, Bulgaria, in hopes it would break the Bulgarian alliance with the Nazi regime. But when a bomb fell into the third oldest synagogue in Europe, it failed to explode.

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About 85 people attended the AIPAC convention from the Kansas City Jewish community including Hedy Shron (right) and her grandson Simcha Shron, who is from East Brunswick, New Jersey, but counted as a part of the Kehilath Israel contingent.

In Syria, hundreds of thousands of people have died, and the death toll rises each day, as millions are forced to flee the country. In Uganda, 1,500 die each day in displaced persons camps; at least half a million to date.

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Joe Pfefer

For those in the ‘know,’ I am normally at morning minyan at Kehilath Israel Synagogue on Tuesday, Wednesday and on Friday. The other days I am typically at Chabad’s morning minyan.

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A woman worthy of recognition

AZA and BBG have long been an important part of our Kansas City youth programs. Under the directions of our Regional Director Morrie Kross, and secretary Helen Slotnick, both of blessed memory, our membership of youth soared and aspired to reach individual accomplishments that challenged members of other regions.

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Alana Muller

There’s something new happening in the Kansas City Jewish community. Can you feel the excitement mounting? I certainly can! To my knowledge, for the first time, the Jewish community has the opportunity to recognize our up-and-coming young adults, aged 21-39, who are making a difference in the Jewish and/or the secular communities through innovation, involvement and creative input. Whether engaged in the activities or leadership of their synagogues, Jewish agencies, secular charities, companies, universities or the like, their contributions are important and appreciated.

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