HAPPENING IN THE NEW REFORM TEMPLE KRASNE GARDEN
Sunday, October 13 at 4:30 pm
You and your family are invited to our house for Sukkotfest 2019 on Sunday, October 13th. Crafts start at 4:30 pm, informal service at 5:00 pm and gourmet pizza will be served at 5:15 pm. Eat in our grandiose new Sukkah. Please bring a jar of peanut butter for our Sukkot partner, Operation Breakthrough.
RSVP by Friday, October 11th to firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-523-7809.
In order to provide security to our members and guests, no one will be admitted to High Holy Day services without a ticket. There is no charge for tickets for non-members. However, a donation of $180 is encouraged. Tickets will not be issued at the door or sent in the mail. A person must come to the synagogue office, prior to the High Holy Days, to obtain tickets.
Childcare is available during services but reservations must be made in advance by Thursday, September 26.
Back to Broadway Deli for Shabbat Services & dinner with The New Reform Temple.
Friday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m., at the Broadway Deli, 2101 Broadway Boulevard, KCMO.
Did someone say pastrami? Yes, we sure did. Also, black & white cookies, challah, whitefish salad, and so much more. Join us for Shabbat at the deli round 2. Come say a little prayer, eat some Jewish penicillin, and kibitz with some of your favorite people.
RSVP is required – SPACE IS LIMITED. Please contact the Temple office 816-523-7809 or email@example.com by Wednesday, August 21.
Mark your calendar for an exciting, upcoming community program: “Day of Discovery – Explore the Joy of Jewish Learning in Kansas City.” This event will be held from 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., at the Jewish Community Campus on Sunday, August 25.
Participants will have an opportunity to learn, study, and discover some of the community’s finest Jewish educators, rabbis, and cantors, who will lead sessions on a wide range of topics. Over thirty classes will be offered throughout the day.
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 –1:20 p.m. An optional “lunch and learn” session will be offered during the lunch hour. A dessert reception with door prizes will conclude the day.
Registration for the event will begin in early August. Registration forms will be mailed in July. A listing of classes and information related to the day can be found the end of July at: www.kcrabbis.org. Space is limited and advance registration is required by August 19th. Class and lunch payments must be received in advance; after the deadline registration fees increase and enrollment is open on a space-available basis.
The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas will once again offer a community-wide course, “Judaism for Conversion Candidates” beginning August 15. The year-long course will be taught on a rotating basis by rabbis from the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements and is intended to acquaint those considering conversion to Judaism with what it means to live Jewishly.
The class provides a comfortable forum for students to learn about Jewish holidays, home celebrations, life-cycle observances, rituals and Jewish prayer, Torah, Judaism’s view of God, Israel and about our religion’s movements. Each class will include a 30-minute Hebrew component. Participants will combine Jewish learning with Jewish “doing” as they become part of a shared community and create Jewish memories by taking part in a Shabbat and Havdalah experience. They will also participate in holiday celebrations and observances. This course allows future Jews-by-choice the opportunity to meet one another and to learn not only about Judaism but also about the Kansas City Jewish community.
Classes will take place on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and the location will rotate among the synagogues. An orientation session is scheduled for August 8, 7:00-9:00 at the Jewish Community Campus. For additional information or to register for this course, visit kcrabbis.org or contact Annette Fish, Rabbinical Association Administrator/Program Director, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-327-4622.
In observance of Tisha B’Av, a community-wide observance and service will take place on Saturday, August 10, at Congregation Beth Shalom, 14200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park. 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. Participating in this observance are Rabbis David Glickman, Rabbi Beryl Padorr, Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick and Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda.
The community Tisha B’Av observance will continue on Sunday, August 11 at Kehilath Israel Synagogue. The movie, “The Long Way Home” will be shown at 5:00 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion with rabbis. A Mincha service will begin at 8pm led by Rabbi Moshe Grussgott, a ten minute Torah lesson from Rabbi Grussgott, and ending with a Maariv service. Conclusion of fast will take place at 8:51pm and will be followed by a light break fast.
These observances are sponsored by the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City. To indicate your attendance at both observances, register online at kcrabbis.org.
The New Reform Temple invites you to chill out & grill out on Sunday, July 14 – 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Oakwood Country Club, 9800 Grandview Road.
Grab your suits and floaties, ’cause we’re going swimming.
You’re invited to beat the heat with a few of your closest family and friends. Join the games, kibitizing, and q-ing. Let’s dip, dive, and dream for one last fling before summer passes us by.
All Temple members are welcome. Please RSVP with your number total to NRT at email@example.com or call 816-523-7809 by Friday, July 12.
Did we say food and drinks are on us!