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This is a small selection of the hamsas (hands) One Million Hamsas is collecting for the exhibition that opens May 24 in Jerusalem. The project is being created by Jerusalem artist Andi Arnovitz, who grew... Read more...

Caviars dedication to community to be honored at annual Civic Service Award Celebration

Caviars dedication to community to be honored at annual Civic Service Award Celebration

Carol and Arnie Caviar will be honored at HBHA’s annual Civic Service Award Celebration Sunday, May 6. Read more...

Priya helps local couple grow their family

Rachel and Seth Katz with new baby Ezra and big brother Teddy. Read more...

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Six declared candidates for the Kansas 3rd Congressional District attended a Candidate Forum at Congregation Beth Torah on Sunday, Feb. 11. They are Brent Weldner (from left), Jay Sidie, Tom Niermann,... Read more...

Kosher at KU: Dedicated kosher kitchen opens next week at Oliver Hall

Rabbis Zalman Tiechtel of KU Chabad and Mendy Wineberg of Chabad House Center of Kansas City kosher the kitchen at Oliver Residence Hall, making it a dedicated kosher kitchen on the University of Kansas... Read more...

Olympic cross-country skier has ties to local Jewish community

Noah Hoffman models the U.S. Olympic Team’s Closing Ceremony uniform. Read more...

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Pre-K students at the CDC created safari gear that included hats and binoculars to explore the areas around the JCC. Read more...

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Pre-K students at the CDC created safari gear that included hats and binoculars to explore the areas around the JCC. Read more...

She’s a winner! Local girl’s creation wins Dreamvention contest

Julia Luetje shows off the prototype for her Storm Sleeper invention along with her father, Chucker Luetje, and her mother, Susan Bernstein. Read more...

Kansas anti-BDS law blocked by federal judge

On Tuesday, a federal court in Kansas suspended a state law requiring contractors to swear they will not boycott Israel, saying it violates speech rights. Read more...

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Happy anniversary to me

Happy anniversary to me

It was 30 years ago this month that I walked in the door at the old Sun Publications building for the first time as a staff writer for The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle. Looking back, it was a job I... Read more...

Letter to the editor

A holy brother In case you missed it, one of our local Jewish high school brethren just recently completed a remarkable undertaking — bringing the whole city together to learn Mishnah. Gavi Glickman,... Read more...

KU Hillel European Leadership Trip exposes students to Jewish life abroad

KU Hillel juniors and seniors visit a ‘Warm Home’ gathering of members of the Jewish community in Bucharest, Romania, to hear their stories of being Jewish in Romania. Read more...

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Democracy working It was a privilege to participate in the Congressional Candidate Forum at Congregation Beth Torah on Feb. 11. Read more...

KU Hillel Birthright trip provides students with new Jewish experiences

KU Hillel students visit waterfalls in Israel during their Birthright trip with Hillel in January. Sophomore Amanda Birger (far right) shares the waterfalls as one of her favorite sights in her reflection... Read more...

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Remember the Holocaust at religious services In all my various books and lectures, I have been warning that with the passing of the Holocaust survivors, the revisionists will have a field day. This is... Read more...

Altruism vs. BDS

Thinking back all those many years ago, I believe that I was in college when I vividly recall hearing that “the Jews control the world.” Some specifically claimed we, as a people, controlled all... Read more...

The earth is changing, and Jewish traditions can help us cope

One day in elementary school in Chicago, our teacher handed out booklets called “The Trees of Illinois.” I don’t remember the assignment, but I do know that each page became a treasure for me.... Read more...

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Article distorts the truth About three weeks ago Trump announced that approximately 250,000 “temporarily” admitted Haitians and Salvadorans must return to their countries. This seems reasonable.... Read more...

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Be a kidney donor In the fall of 2004, I traveled from a small town in rural northeast Kansas to Israel to altruistically donate my left kidney to 10-year-old Moshiko Sharon of Moshav Hodaya. Read more...

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Blinn Bar Mitzvah

Blinn Bar Mitzvah

Max Blinn Lori and Benjamin Blinn announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Max Elliott Blinn, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Citron Bar Mitzvah

Citron Bar Mitzvah

Alex Citron Eve and Paul Marsh announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Alex Barry Citron, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Alex is also the son of the late... Read more...

Tannenbaum Honor

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Fingersh Bat Mitzvah

Annie Fingersh Paul Fingersh and Brenda Althouse announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Annie, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. Read more...

Sandler Bat Mitzvah

Emma Sandler Jeremy and Deb Sandler announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Emma, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Congregation Beth Shalom. Read more...

Grokop Liebenthal Engagement

Leonard Grokop and Jennifer Liebenthal Cynthia and Arthur Liebenthal of Leawood announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ann Liebenthal, to Leonard Henry Grokop, son of Fay Pearl of Melbourne,... Read more...

Millerlile Applebaum Engagement

Setareh Millerlile and Michael Applebaum Vic and Adrianne Applebaum of Overland Park announce the engagement of their son, Michael Applebaum, to Setareh Millerlile, daughter of Mark and Mahta Millerlile... Read more...

Blackman Myers Engagement

Leslie Blackman and Christopher Myers Suzi and Bruce Blackman announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Diane Blackman, to Christopher (Chris) Lange Myers, son of Martha and Robert Myers. Read more...

Feinstein Rambhia Engagement

Max Feinstein and Pooja Rambhia Eddie and Gloria Baker Feinstein announce the engagement of their son, Max Moses Feinstein, to Pooja Hitendra Rambhia, daughter of Dr. Hitendra and Priti Rambhia of Long... Read more...

Campbell Honor

Samantha Campbell Samantha Campbell, daughter of Brian and Dana Campbell, Overland Park, recently graduated from University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science degree in public health and... Read more...

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Kolko, Garry Aaron

Kolko, Garry Aaron

Gary Aaron Kolko spent a lifetime researching his ancestors and generations of his family and entering the results into loose-leaf notebooks. Gary became part of that history Sunday Feb. 18, 2018, when... Read more...

Shopmaker, Harry

Shopmaker, Harry

Harry Shopmaker, 96, of Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Rose... Read more...

Weissbrod, Terry Rose

Terry Rose Weissbrod, 98, of Lenexa, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at Lakeview Village. Graveside services were held Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,... Read more...

Zinn, Roger A.

Roger A. Zinn passed away on Feb. 14, 2018, at the Southpark Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Austin, Texas. He was 89. Read more...

Eisman, Barry Joel

Barry Joel Eisman, 68, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers;... Read more...

Mokofsky, Larry (Lawrence)

Larry (Lawrence) Mokofsky, age 86, passed away Jan. 29, 2018, in Mesa, Arizona. Read more...

Rubin, Charyl Elaine

Charyl Elaine Rubin (nee Bovos), 68, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 7, 2018. Funeral services were held at The Louis Memorial Chapel Friday, Feb. 9, 2018; burial followed... Read more...

Boston, Joseph W.

An adventurer died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Joseph W. Boston, born Sept. 22, 1935, died peacefully at home in Sarasota, Florida. Read more...

Hertzfield, Harriet G.

Harriet G. Hertzfield, 86, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Brookdale Overland Park. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in the Yukon Chapel at Mount Carmel... Read more...

Morozov, Rabbi Menachem Mendel

A Sheloshim Legacy Memorial will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Anna and Max Zalcman Torah Learning Center, in memory of Rebetzin Esther Friedman’s father Reb Mendel Morozov. Read more...