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Local Jewish organizations form new coalition to help Kansas City’s vulnerable

Local Jewish organizations form new  coalition to help Kansas City’s vulnerable

The very first program to launch as part of the new Jewish Voices United coalition is a partnership between JFS and JVS to assist recently settled refugee families with food. Here Johnna and John Perry... Read more...

Jewish Federation celebrates change with the new campaign year kickoff

Jewish Federation celebrates change with the new campaign year kickoff

Lisa Schifman Since the introduction of Dr. Helene Lotman as president and chief executive officer last May, many positive changes have taken place at Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.  The... Read more...

Three generations of Gould Family give to community: Goulds to receive Light of Hope Award at Jackson County CASA event

The Gould family — Donna Gould Cohen (from left), Matt Gould, Karen Gould Courtney and Joel Gould — will be recognized for their work with Jackson County CASA at the Light of Hope event April 5. A... Read more...

SevenDays 2017 expands to spread interfaith, kindness message; walk to begin at Union Station

River Hennick, a freshman at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, designed the button for SevenDays Day Five: Go. She received a $250 award for her winning design. Interfaith discussions, blood drives, organ donor... Read more...

As I See It: Our new security director is a seasoned professional

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Listening Post

HBHA ‘s 50th Anniversary Civic Service Award honorees, Blanche and Neil Sosland, (far right) presented this year’s award to Jonathan Kemper (left) and Crosby Kemper III for their work with the Kansas... Read more...

‘BIG SONIA’: Film tells survivor’s story and more

Sonia Warshawski (front) attended the West Coast premiere of ‘BIG SONIA’ in November at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Also in attendance were No’coel Stark (from left), co-executive producer; Leah... Read more...

Wartime Deeds of Henry Bloch subject of new book, special release program set to take place at Plaza Library March 29

Henry Bloch (right) and co-author John Herron review a chapter of the new book ‘Navigating a Life: Henry Bloch in World War II.’ Once upon a time, America’s Tax Man was America’s Airman. Read more...

‘Spring Session’ concert features local composers

Returning this year to the Spring Session concert is an ensemble comprised of area Jewish music leaders. Emily Tummons (from left), Cantor Sharon Kohn, Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda, Linda Salvay, Rachel Black... Read more...

LJCC to host ‘An Evening of Song and Opera’

Jack Winerock and Benjamin Matis will perform at the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation’s ‘An Evening of Song and Opera’ on Sunday, April 2. The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation will host... Read more...

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Letter to the Editor

Dangerous reporting Although my wife, Rachel Perkal, and I currently reside in the Chicago area, we have kept a subscription to the KCJC for all of the years since we have moved away from Kansas City... Read more...

SevenDays of Kindness is important for everyone

SevenDays of Kindness is important for everyone

My life’s purpose is to “Connect, Inspire and Empower Community.” That is the mantra I live by — not just in business, but in everything that I do. If we seek to come together as united citizens... Read more...

Letters to the Editor

A treasure lost With the passing of Anita Loeb we have lost a true treasure. Anita helped countless numbers of people in all the endeavors with which she was involved. Read more...

Help young Israeli soldiers through the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

Lift one soldier and raise a nation. Read more...

David Grossman’s astonishing new novel

 “A Horse Walks Into a Bar” by David Grossman. (Knopf, 2017) While this novel portrays the performance of an Israeli stand-up comedian, it is not funny. Read more...

Fact checking the fact checker: Refugees are not welcome by Muslim countries

In his Feb. 9 letter, Lee Levin articulately challenged the premises of the many articles in the Chronicle decrying the executive order delaying (not stopping, just delaying) refugee immigration from several... Read more...

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Support Kansas’ Muslims against ignorance, vilification and targeting At the beginning of the last century my great-grandparents and many others like them immigrated to the United States from Poland... Read more...

Disconnect to connect: JWRP is the gift of a lifetime for Jewish moms

Guest columnist Dawn Aronoff (first row, far right) was a participant in the 2014 JWRP Israeli journey. Shown with her in Israel are Staci Kahn (first row, from left), Sherri Bell and Gevura Davis. Second... Read more...

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Anti-Semitism fact of life For a long time the phrase “Israel’s right to exist” has bothered me and I have to give vent to my problem with it. Read more...

Defacing a cemetery and bomb threats make me angry

I was not sad on Monday when I found out more Jewish Community Centers had received bomb threats that forced evacuations. I was not sad later that day when I found out Chessed Shel Emeth Cemetery was... Read more...

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Cardozo Bat Mitzvah

Cardozo Bat Mitzvah

Rylie Cardozo Alan and Sheri Cardozo announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Rylie Elizabeth, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Landever Bat Mitzvah

Landever Bat Mitzvah

Elyse Landever Alan and Gwen Landever announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Elyse Leah, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Jacob Birth

Luca Zander Jacob Andrew and Julia Jacob announce the birth Nov. 21, 2016, of a son, Luca Zander.  They are also the parents of Gavin Levy, Crew Emerson, and Leila Emilie. Grandparents are Jill Jacob,... Read more...

Local student named one 2017’s Shooting Stars

Stella Shapiro Shawnee Mission South student Stella Shapiro has been named by the Arts Council of Johnson County as a 2017 Shooting Star finalist. The Shooting Stars program honors Johnson County high... Read more...

Wexler Nauronyte Engagement

Micaela Wexler and Zivile Nauronyte Genovaite Nauroniene and Sanislovas Nauronis of Siauliai, Lithuania, announce the engagement of their daughter, Zivile Nauronyte, to Dr. Micaela Wexler. Micaela is... Read more...

Granoff Bat Mitzvah

Gabriella Granoff Dara and David Granoff announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Gabriella, at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Congregation BIAV. Read more...

Fish Honor

Elliot S. “Eli” Fish Elliot S. “Eli” Fish, formerly of Kansas City, was elected to the board of directors of the prestigious Diamond Club West Coast, headquartered in Los Angeles. Fish is president/CEO... Read more...

Rosen Birth

Dylan Louis Rosen Benjamin and Lisa Rosen of Miami, Florida, announce the birth Dec. 22, 2016, of a son, Dylan Louis Rosen. They are also the parents of Gabriel Diaz. Grandparents are Larry and Roberta... Read more...

Rosenberg Bar Mitzvah

Jordan Rosenberg Natalie and Stephen Rosenberg announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jordan, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Balanoff Bat Mitzvah

Olivia Balanoff Christa and Brian Balanoff announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Olivia Graham Balanoff, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Congregation Beth Torah. Read more...

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Gordon, Lenore Janet

Lenore Janet Gordon passed away at her home on Feb. 19, 2017. She was 89 years old. She passed with peace and grace with her adoring family by her side. She was born Aug. 17, 1927, in New York City to... Read more...

Green, Michael

Michael Green of Overland Park, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. Read more...

Loeb, Anita

Anita Loeb, age 88, died on March 17, 2017. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on Jan. 28, 1929, at the beginning of the Great Depression, to Leah and Abe Boresow. Her childhood years during the... Read more...

Stein, Leo

Leo Stein, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away in the early morning hours on March 20, 2017. Graveside services were to be held Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. In... Read more...

Tankel, Marshall

Marshall Tankel, 88, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Village Shalom. Graveside services were held March 21, 2017, at Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests... Read more...

Unell, Earl

Earl Unell, 88, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away March 18, 2017. Funeral services were held at The Louis Memorial Chapel March 20, 2017; burial followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.... Read more...

Weinberg, Joel

Joel Weinberg, 63, a Kansas City native, died March 16, 2017. He was born April 10, 1953, to the late Danny and Addie Weinberg. Read more...

White, Shirley

Shirley Ann Copaken White passed away peacefully on March 15, 2017, at her home. She would have been 90 years old on June 6. A celebration of life was held March 17, 2017, at the Lewis and Shirley White... Read more...

Chadwick, Lorraine (Zolotor) (Poisner)

Lorraine (Zolotor) (Poisner) Chadwick, 79, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away peacefully on March 12. Lorraine was a woman who had a zest for life. She enjoyed time with family and friends. Read more...

Friedman, Elinor

Living a full life, Elinor Kessler Friedman was born May 23, 1934, and passed away March 8, 2017. Funeral services were held March 10, 2017, at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Kehilath... Read more...