Tom Isenberg and Carol Barnett, long time members and leaders of The New Reform Temple and their brother, John Isenberg, were recently honored as Nonprofit Connect’s 2018 Philanthropists of the Year. Awarded to Kansas Citians who embody the spirit of giving, Tom, Carol and John have excelled in their dedication to service of our community.
They have all donated their time, leadership skills and financial resources to multiple organizations within the community – Tom to Synergy Services, Inc., Carol to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, and John has dedicated countless hours to Jewish Federation.
The New Reform Temple family is especially proud that Tom and Carol have dedicated so much time and love to the congregation. Both have deep roots in the history of the congregation. Tom is the current treasurer at the temple, and Carol is a past president.
The entire community thanks Tom, Carol, and John for being such wonderful models for tzedakah (giving) and gemilut chasadim (deeds of lovingkindness). May they continue their sacred work for many years to come.
The Day of Discovery is a unique opportunity for adults to discover the richness and diversity of Jewish learning available in Kansas City from Rabbis, Cantors and educators who lead sessions on a wide range of topics. Classes will be offered throughout the day on Sunday August 26 at the JCC. Registration and a continental breakfast take place from 8:45 – 9:30 a.m., study sessions begin at 9:30 and lunch will be served from 12:15 -1:05 p.m. A dessert reception with door prizes will conclude the day. Registration will begin in early August. Registration fee is $20 and includes classes, continental breakfast, kosher box lunch and dessert reception. For more information, contact Annette Fish, Administrator/Program Director, Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (913) 327-4622.
A community Tisha B’Av observance will take place on Saturday, July 21, at Congregation Beth Shalom. The evening begins at 9:45 p.m. with a Tisha B’Av MA’ARIV service and will be followed by a D’var Torah and reading of Eicha. This is a meaningful service with beautiful, mournful melodies, some engaging teaching, and a time for communal reflection on both painful times of our past and hope for our future. The fast will end at 9:25 p.m. Sunday evening.
Please join us for our Annual Congregational Meeting
The Annual Meeting of The New Reform Temple will be held on Friday evening, May 18 at 6:00 pm at the Temple following the Shabbat Service.
You should be receiving your Proxy ballot in the mail. If you cannot be present at this Annual Meeting, you are respectfully urged to sign and return your Proxy which will be voted in accord with your wishes as expressed on the Proxy ballot. You may return your Proxy by mail, fax (816-523-2454), email email@example.com, or a phone call to the Temple office (816-523-7809).
Weekly Shabbat Services, Oneg Shabbat, and Torah Study
Please join us at our weekly Friday night Shabbat Service at 6:00 PM followed by Oneg Shabbat. All are welcome to join our Weekly Torah Study with a Continental Breakfast every Saturday morning–where Rabbi Londy leads an engaging, stimulating, relevant, and fun discussion of the weekly Torah portion. Food is served at 9:00 AM, and Torah Study is held from 9:15 – 10:45 AM. All are welcome.
Contact us if you have any questions.