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Not in my neighborhood: Kansas City religious communities to ‘stand together’ against hate Oct. 1

Not in my  neighborhood: Kansas City religious communities to ‘stand together’ against hate Oct. 1

The Rev. Emanuel Cleaver III Local leaders want to share a message that the Kansas City community is standing together against racism, religious persecution, hate and violence. Read more...

Tikkun-KC repairing our corner of the world one house at a time

Tikkun-KC repairing our corner  of the world one house at a time

Larry Myer stands in front of Tikkum-KC’s first rennovated house. Read more...

A quest for adventure enhances Dana Hall’s tikkun olam

Captain Dana Hall “I have wanderlust and a love of adventure,” said Captain Dana Hall, “and I wanted a career with adventure.” Read more...

Listening Post

The Al-Inshirah Mosque and Imam Jamal Shakur, Muhammad Chaudry and Art Chaudry hosted a group from JCRB|AJC to their Labor Day picnic in Swope Park. This event is one of several whose purpose is to share... Read more...

Overland Park woman gains competitive position in IDF

Devra Klein Of the thousands of soldiers currently on active duty in the Israel Defense Forces, less than 20 serve as photographers. Devra (Deborah) Klein, the 22-year-old daughter of Congregation Beth... Read more...

‘Between the Lines’ female star has Jewish lineage

Curt Hansen and Arielle Jacobs, the stars of ‘Between the Lines’ now running at The Kansas City Reperatory Theatre, rehearse a scene. Read more...

Edelman to be honored at A Celebration of Inspiration

Alan Edelman (far right) is pictured with board chair John Isenberg (left), and board member Karen D. Pack, after they toasted Edelman for his accomplishments over the last 35 years at a Jewish Federation... Read more...

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This year the 6th Annual KC Kosher BBQ Championship took place at the Jewish Culture Fest. Sunday afternoon, The Dukes of Chazer celebrated their win. For the first time, prize money was awarded and as... Read more...

Making Aliyah: After 20 years Rabbi Shron’s tenure at K.I. coming to a close

Hedy and Rabbi Jeffrey Shron are moving to Israel on Oct. 2. For the past 20 years Rabbi Shron has served Kehilath Israel Synagogue, first as hazzan and then senior rabbi. Photo by Scott Fishman Read more...

Through awareness and education, suicide is losing its stigma

Fourteen years ago, Bonnie and Mickey Swade’s son Brett committed suicide at age 31. Back then there were no suicide support groups and because of the stigma attached people were reluctant to even... Read more...

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Kata Mutiara

Kata Kata Motivasi Kata-kata yang Inspiratif buat Memotivasi hidup- dipostingan kali ini saya sudah mengumpulkan Kata kata motivasi hidup terbaru, kata kata bijak hidup terbaru, kata kata bijak motivasi... Read more...

Letters to the Editor

American fascism Trump’s flirtation with fascism dismays many people, but we should not be surprised. The United States has a tradition of fascism, with and without populism. Read more...

Sometimes we must interfere

“Today, the entire world is looking to America for enlightened leadership to peace and progress. Such a leadership requires vision, courage and tolerance. It can be provided only by a united nation... Read more...

A mother’s wish: Speak up and stand up to counter teen suicide, mental illness

Dr. Karen Arkin, Guest Columnist Having a child precede you in death is unimaginable, unthinkable, unspeakable. Read more...

Despite recent attack on Diaspora relations, we should continue to support Israel

Karen N. Bodney-Halasz, Guest Columnist Nov. 4, 1995, was a pivotal day for me. Read more...

Letter to the editor

Todah rabah I want to thank PrayerWorks, and Rickie Haith as facilitator, for 20 years of dedicated service and prayers to so many people within our Jewish community. They have been there as a source... Read more...

Letter to the editor

Doesn’t pass the smell test I recently read an article by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens headlined “President Jabberwock and the Jewish Right.” In it he addresses Jews who voted for Donald... Read more...

New MeltonKC: Powered by HBHA director looks forward to new year

Pictured at the recent Melton New Director and Faculty Seminar in Chicago are Rabbi Morey Schwartz (from left), Melton director of education; Annie Glickman, director of school services, North America;... Read more...

Mezuzahs against hate

KU student Sam Matsil affixes a brand-new mezuzah on his door that he received from KU Chabad. Read more...

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Rabbinical Association speaks up against hate On Aug. 12, the country witnessed a gathering of White supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia, to shout hate as loudly as possible. Read more...

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Katz Bar Mitzvah

Katz Bar Mitzvah

Roman Katz Paul and Lisa Katz announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Roman Katz, on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Congregation Beth Torah. Read more...

Birthday and Anniversary Kiddush

Birthday and Anniversary Kiddush

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Kaplan Birth

Naomi Alivia Kaplan Photo by Katy Doyle Photography Andrew and Dr. Tamara Kaplan of Boston, Massachusetts, announce the birth June 2 of a daughter, Naomi Alivia Kaplan. Read more...

Silverman Birth

Cyrus Berlin Silverman Emily Hirsekorn and Golan Silverman of San Diego, California, announce the birth July 23, 2017, of a son, Cyrus Berlin Silverman. They are also the parents of Carmel Shea. Read more...

Krigel earns doctorate from Gratz College

The Krigel family — Isaiah (from left), Shanti, Eliyahu and Kaela Krigel — attended Eliyahu’s graduation ceremony from Gratz College in Philadelphia in May. This summer Kansas City native Eliyahu... Read more...

Starlight Theatre honors Howard and Ro Jacobson with 2017 Star Award

Howard and Ro Jacobson Longtime Starlight Theatre supporters and community advocates Howard and Ro Jacobson will be honored with the prestigious 2017 Star Award at the 31st Annual Starlight Theatre Gala... Read more...

Smuckler Bat Mitzvah

Marah Jordan Smuckler Read more...

Helzberg B'nai Mitzvah

Oliver Helzberg and Benton Helzberg Read more...

Barash Bat Mitzvah

Marley Elyse Barash Read more...

Brand Bat Mitzvah

Audrey Brand Read more...

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Goldenberg, Melissa Palan

Goldenberg, Melissa Palan

Melissa Palan Goldenberg passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Read more...

Sackin, Erwin R.

Sackin, Erwin R.

Erwin R. Sackin passed away on Sept. 4, 2017, at the age of 102 after a brief illness. Read more...

Swartzman, Howard Lynn

Howard Lynn Swartzman, just 20 days shy of his 92nd birthday, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at his home. Read more...

Gollub, Pamela Beth

Mrs. Pamela “Pam” Beth (Linder) Gollub died peacefully in her home on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Overland Park, Kansas, at the age of 58 after a five-month battle with gastric cancer. She was surrounded... Read more...

Meltzer, Norman Irving

Norman Meltzer, 89, of Leawood, Kansas, died on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Graveside services for Norman Irving Meltzer were held Sunday, Sept. 3, at Beth Shalom’s Mount Carmel Cemetery. Read more...

Norwalk, Marcia

Marcia Norwalk, 83, of Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of New York, New Jersey, Michigan, California, Connecticut and North Carolina, passed away on Aug. 16, 2017, at Village Shalom. Read more...

Parkans, Edis Lewis

Edis Lewis Parkans, 90, of Overland Park, Kansas, died peacefully on Aug. 18, 2017, at the Kansas City Hospice House. Services were held on Aug. 20 at Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park. Read more...

Fisher, Dr. Harvey F.

Dr. Harvey F. Fisher, Ph.D., 94, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at his home. Graveside services were set to take place Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu... Read more...

Silver-Dunbar, Sonja

Sonja Silver-Dunbar, 56, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. Graveside services were held Aug. 14 at Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,... Read more...

Yeddis Alexander (Al)

Alexander (Al) Yeddis, 97, passed away on June 8, 2017, in Overland Park, Kansas. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Jacob and Sonya Yeddis. Read more...