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New KU Hillel director plans to keep program growing and evolving

New KU Hillel director plans to keep program growing and evolving

In late July, Leadership Tomorrow awarded KU Hillel a $1,200 grant for its Challah for Hunger project. Money from the grant will go to purchase equipment to make challah and education regarding food insecurity.... Read more...

Eucalyptus West: A partnership 15 years in the making

Eucalyptus West: A partnership 15 years in the making

Chef Moshe Basson in front of his restaurant, Eucalyptus, in Jerusalem, Israel. The internationally renowned chef will host a pop-up restaurant during Jewish Culture Fest on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Jewish... Read more...

Jewish professor leads effort to fight Epstein-Barr virus

Brandon DeKosky Read more...

Day of Discovery to offer two new innovative programs

Rabbi Daniel Kirzane of The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, presented a class last year and will do so again this year. On Aug. 27 he will present ‘Jerusalem in Jewish Tradition — Nine Portions... Read more...

Scholar to explain Jewish calendar before total eclipse of the sun

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First person report - KU student experiences horror in West Bank

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Love - Jewish style

A chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy) in Jerusalem. Photo by Nikki Fenton Read more...

Listening Post

The muddy mess on Thursday, July 27, at The Chabad House Center of Kansas City in Overland Park. Read more...

Teenage CEO: Year as BBG international president incredible experience for Beth Shalom member

As BBG international president, Ellie Bodker (right) attended the annual BBYO International Convention in February in Dallas with Aaron Cooper, the AZA international president from Winston Salem, North... Read more...

Jewish candidate running for Mission City Council

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Funding allows SAFEHOME’s Jewish Outreach program to continue

Funding allows SAFEHOME’s Jewish Outreach program to continue

  Thank you to the Flo Harris Foundation for continued funding of SAFEHOME’s Jewish Outreach Program for 2017-2018. Read more...

Letter to the Editor

‘Safety Net’ for all Governor Brownback proclaimed Aug. 13-19 as Primary Care Safety Net Clinic Week, a time to recognize primary care clinics providing a “safety net” for all, including the... Read more...

For those facing grief and loss, new book provides help

“Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and  Finding Joy”  by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (Knopf, 2017) Many of us like to take some extra time during the summer with a good... Read more...

New historic novel weaves a literary mystery

“The Weight of Ink,”  by Rachel Kadish,  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28 hardcover, June 6, 2017 Riveting narrative, well-honed characters, emotionally rewarding novel, rich detail, suspenseful.... Read more...

JWRP impacts mom from Kansas City in unexpected way

Those taking part in this year’s trip to Israeli included Kim Matsil (from left), Renee Polsky Silver, Adina Glass, Addie Harte, Rhea Nadler, Jennifer Schlozman, Vanessa Lehman and Andrea Levitan. Read more...

Reflections from my Berlin journey; am Yisrael chai

Not too long ago, I stood at the Tiergarten public park in the center of Berlin, Germany. That’s just a short distance away from the former location of a villa where more than 60 Nazi bureaucrats worked... Read more...

Israel, haredim, liberal Jews, and the Kotel Hama’aravi

Theodore Herzl founded modern Zionism for a single purpose: to normalize Jewish existence among the nations and thereby end anti-Semitism. Read more...

KU student brings Passover to Lawrence this summer

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Repeal of ACA will cause too much suffering

More than any other vote since President Trump’s inauguration, the vote on repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will determine the character and future of our nation. Read more...

Another perspective on religious pluralism in Israel

My esteemed colleague, Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff, wrote an articulate and thoughtful column about his anger toward the Israeli government concerning the issues of religious pluralism in Israel. Read more...

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Okun Klein Engagement

Okun Klein Engagement

Heather Okun and Daniel Klein Read more...

Schifman Nathanson Engagement

Schifman Nathanson Engagement

Lori Anne Schifman and Craig Mitchell Nathanson Read more...

Schifman Birth

Hannah Elizabeth Schifman Read more...

Simchowitz elected to Park University board of trustees

The governing body of Park University — its board of trustees — has elected four individuals to serve as members of the Board. Vince Clark, Anthony Melchiorri, Cyprienne Simchowitz, J.D., and Troy... Read more...

60th Wedding Anniversary

Nancy and Philip Reicher Read more...

Bass Bat Mitzvah

Tori Bass Read more...

Fehr Mankiewicz Engagement

Christopher Mankiewicz and Rachel Lynn Fehr Read more...

Truman Medical Centers’ Katz wins Trust Builder Award

Seth Katz Read more...

Lipoff Honor

Beth Lipoff Read more...

Schiff Fish Engagement

Michael Schiff and Cara Fish Read more...

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Levitch, Joel

Levitch, Joel

Joel Levitch, 74, a Kansas City native and long-time New Yorker, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 2, in Fort Lauderdale. The family had a private ceremony. Read more...

Castrianni, Dolores S.

Castrianni, Dolores S.

Dolores S. Castrianni, 88, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Menorah Medical Center. Graveside services and burial were held Tuesday, July 25, at Sheffield Cemetery.... Read more...

Kopin, Donald Jay

Donald Kopin, 88, previously of Overland Park, Kansas, died peacefully in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, July 20, 2017, where he had resided over the last year. Donald was born on Aug. 30, 1928, in Kansas... Read more...

Bohm, Elizabeth "Liz"

Elizabeth “Liz” Bohm, 90, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 15, 2017. Funeral services were held Monday, July 17, at Louis Memorial Chapel; interment... Read more...

Hurst, Morton Leon

Morton L. Hurst, 89, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Kansas City Hospice House. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 18, at The Louis Memorial Chapel,... Read more...

Krug, Stuart Elliot

Stuart Elliott Krug, 69, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from Crohn’s disease. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at The Louis Memorial Chapel,... Read more...

Londy, Marjorie G.

Marjorie G. Londy passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017. Formerly a resident of Troy, New York, she most recently resided in Silver Spring, Maryland. Read more...

Markowitz, Edith

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Pepper, Eloyce

Eloyce Pepper (Karchmer) died unexpectedly and peacefully in Overland Park, Kansas, on July 9 at the age of 81. Read more...

Zaslavskiy, Vladimir

Vladimir Zaslavskiy, 77, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2017. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 11, at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Mount Moriah Cemetery.... Read more...