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Please join us for Saturday morning services, May 11th at 10:00 a.m. as we witness our Confirmation Class affirm their connection to their Jewish Heritage and to the history of our congregation. An Oneg Shabbat honoring the Confirmation Class will follow services in the Krasne Garden.
Joseph Ross Barewin son of Jenny Neill & Howard Barewin
Henry Rogers Freilich son of Theresa & Bradley Freilich
Landon Tyler Luke son of Andra Luke
Sarah Grace O’Bryan daughter of Beth & John O’Bryan
Harley John Witbrod son of Susan Mayer & William Witbrod
Join us as we celebrate Israel’s 71st Independence Day on Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on the Jewish Community Campus with tons of fun activities, including:
5:30 pm: Israeli arts, Israeli food, Israel at 100 exhibit and activities for kids
6:30 – 7:00 pm: Family trivia with prizes
7:30 – 8:30 pm: Israeli music
8:30 – 9:45 pm: A special film screening of Comedy Road to Israel, part of the KC Jewish Film Festival
Dress festively in blue and white, the colors of Israel!
This event is free* and open to the community.
*Food and KC Jewish Film Festival tickets are available for a fee. Food will be available for purchase at the event. Click here to purchase KC Jewish Film Festival tickets. Use code ROADTRIP for special discounted pricing!
For more information, contact Daniel Rivin, Israel Emissary, 913.327.8124.
Join Kansas City’s Jewish community as we come together to remember and honor Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. A “Songs of Fallen Soldiers” exhibit will be on display, featuring poems and lyrics written by Israeli soldiers who died in combat.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 West 115th Street, Leawood, KS 66211.
Shabbat Services on April 19 will begin at 5:00 pm. This special time will enable members to attend Friday night worship and participate in their Passover Seders.
It’s the season for a mitzvah. On Sunday morning, April 7, The New Reform Temple’s Social Justice Committee invites you to participate in our annual Spring Mitzvah Day!
Join us for a screening of:
The People vs. Fritz Bauer
Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 pm
Theater at the Sulgrave Regency, 200 West 49th Street Kansas City, MO
RSVP to the Temple office at: 816-523-7809 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are required – SPACE IS LIMITED!
Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, there is little success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past. Due to his distrust in the German justice system, Fritz Bauer contacts the Israeli secret service Mossad, and by doing so, commits treason. Bauer is not seeking revenge for the Holocaust – he is concerned with the German future.
Winner of 6 German Film awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay
A community second night of Passover Seder will be offered on Saturday, April 20 and hosted by Congregation Ohev Sholom. The Seder is an opportunity for family and friends to come together as a community for the telling of the Passover story – to reflect on our past and look forward to a future of freedom and liberation for all people throughout the world.
The Seder will be led by Rabbi Scott and Civia White. Through engaging stories, song and discussion, we will retell the story of the Exodus, Crossing the Sea, the story of our people’s journey from slavery to freedom and remember those around the world who struggle with injustice every day.
A traditional kosher-for-Passover Seder meal will be prepared by Kosher Connection under supervision of the Vaad Hakashrut of Kansas City and served under the supervision of Rabbi White.
The community Seder is sponsored by the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City, funded in part by the Flor Harris Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City and supported by Congregations.
Advance reservations are mandatory and must be received by Wednesday, April 10; fees increase after that date.
Registration forms are available on line at www.kcrabbis.org or forms can be picked up at area congregations. For information or to inquire about confidential financial assistance, contact Annette Fish, Administrator/Program Director, Rabbinical Association by email, email@example.com or call 913-327-4622.
Hunger never takes a holiday. As we approach the season of Passover, there will be hundreds among us who will struggle to put food on the table let alone those special items to celebrate a Seder.
YOU can help make a difference. Join Jewish Family Services, The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City and area congregations in collecting Passover food items. More than 160 families will be helped through your participation in the Passover food drive.
Our congregation has chosen to collect donations of cake meal and grape juice; packaged items should be labeled “kosher for Passover”. Drop off items in our Temple’s lobby through the end of March. Monetary donations are also accepted. Donation envelopes are located on the food barrel or make an online donation through the JFS site: www.jfskc.org. Funds are used to purchase food items to include in the holiday food packages.
By participating in the Passover Food Drive you are putting into action the traditional words of the Haggadah, “let all who are hungry come and eat.”
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available in connection with the Passover Holiday Food Drive. If you or someone you know wants to volunteer, please call (913) 730-1410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.