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Vol. 46, Issue 2                                                              February 2010                                        Shevat- adar 5770



                     When you receive this Focal Point issue                                                 Since the weather was so cold and many
                  Barbara and I should have begun our second                                              congregants could not attend the installa-
                  leg of our sabbatical. As many of you know                                              tion, as the first article of my new presi-
                  we spent most of January in Chicago with                                                dency, I thought it would be appropriate to
                  our daughter, Debbie, and attended her law                                              include excerpts of my installation address.
                  school graduation as part of our stay in the                                                It is hard to believe that it has been al-
                  “Windy City.” Chicago is a wonderful place                                              most twenty-five years since I stood here
to visit. There are so many interesting attractions including                                             accepting the office of President of Kehi-
some of the best museums in North America. It is also a                                 lath Israel Synagogue. I remember that I was a lot more ner-
VERY Jewish city with approximately 300,000 Jews. There                                 vous then than I am today. I also had more hair and none of
are numerous kosher restaurants including several gourmet                               it was gray. I would like to thank each and every one of you
ones, hundreds of synagogues of every flavor and many                                   for bestowing this honor on me. I would especially like to
other Jewish attractions. Our daughter Debbie belongs to                                thank Arnie Caviar: first, for urging me to accept the presi-
a most unusual modern Orthodox synagogue which is kind                                  dency, and second, for his unwavering love and dedication
of “cutting edge,” somewhat hippie-like in its nature, with a                           to Kehilath Israel Synagogue.
very short mechitza. A number of children of K.I. members                                   Ten years ago I had never met Arnie Caviar. One night
who live in the Chicago area belong to this congregation.                               Rabbi Mandl and I went to see Arnie and Carol to ask them if
    The latter part of January and first part of February have                          they would consider being Tri-Chais. Of course, Arnie said
us in Houston, Texas where our eldest son, Aron, and his                                yes. To the best of my knowledge, Arnie never says no to
family (including five of our grandchildren) live. Hopefully                            anyone who asks for a charitable donation. Little did I know
we will now have some warmer weather than we did in Chi-                                that evening, that in very short order, Arnie would become
cago in January, as well as in Kansas City during our two                               president of Kehilath Israel Synagogue, and move our syna-
brief returns for first the synagogue installation of officers                          gogue forward in the community by leaps and bounds. As I
and Board and secondly for AIPAC weekend.                                               stated a moment ago, Arnie has an unwavering dedication
    I consider AIPAC so vital to the survival of the state of                           to our synagogue which is demonstrated by the passion of
Israel that I returned especially for the AIPAC event on Sun-                           his words and actions. Of course, as the saying goes, behind
day, January 24 which featured Rabbi Daniel Gordis, a noted                             every great man... we all know, Carol was and is the real
thinker and speaker. I hope many of you attended to support                             power behind the throne. For myself and on behalf of the
the event and will continue your support of AIPAC and are                               entire synagogue, 1 would simply like to say thank you Ar-
considering joining us in Washington in late March for the                              nie and Carol for all of your hard work, generous financial
annual Policy Conference in the nation’s capital. We want                               commitment and love. We know Kehilath Israel Synagogue
to thank Bonnie Siegel who did a wonderful job co-chairing                              will benefit from your dedication for years to come.
this important AIPAC event.                                                                Although Arnie and Carol are shining examples of what a
   The famous Milton Friedman used to joke that Israel dis-                             synagogue member can be, they cannot be the only example
proved every Jewish stereotype. People used to think Jews                               if this synagogue is to survive. As I have learned over the
                                                                  continued on page 3   years. a synagogue needs two types of members in order to
                                                                                        survive; those who are willing to give from their checkbooks
                      WHAT’S INSIDE                                                     and those who are willing to give of their time and energy.
                                                                                        I cannot over-emphasize how necessary it is that all of our
 Shabbat Schedule................................................2
 Rabbi Bauman’s Message...................................2                             members are willing to do one or the other. Where this syna-
 Cantor Shron’s Message.....................................3                           gogue goes and whether it shrinks or grows will depend en-
 Anniversaries, Birthdays....................................4                          tirely on what each and every one of you is willing to do to
 Memorial Tablets...............................................15
                                                                                        support this organization.
 Donations............................................................16
 Community Calendar........................................17                               My goals during my term in office are simple. First, we
 Calendar..............................................................19               must bring the budget to a zero balance by year end. We

                                                                                                                                   continued on page 5
      SHABBAT SERVICES                                                               Icha D’amreI - Some Say!
          FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Candlelighting*...............................5:27P.M.                          Dear Congregational Family,
Kabbalat Shabbat............................5:30 P.M.                               For some, Traditional Judaism is a movement with a problem. It
       SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6                                                     lacks a definitive identity which has caused many of its facets to suffer.
Morning Service............................9:00 A.M.
Mincha...........................................5:05 P.M.
                                                                                It is not a formal organized movement like the Reform, Conservative
Havdalah........................................6:20P.M.                        and Orthodox worlds, as it does not have a school that educates its lead-
                                                                               ers in a particular philosophical outlook and approach to Jewish living.
         FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12                                                    Rather, its religious leaders are trained either in the Orthodox or the
Candlelighting*.............................5:35 P.M.          Conservative movements, rejecting much of the rigidity of Orthodox Judaism and the
Kabbalat Shabbat..........................5:40 P.M.
    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13                                      “anything goes” attitude of Conservative Judaism. Its adherents are dwindling in num-
      SHABBAT SHEKALIM                                         bers as its children and young adults migrate to the left, and even more so to the right.
  BLESSING OF THE NEW MOON                                     Its influence in the general Jewish community is waning; its voice is often not heard.
            ADAR                                                    The intent of this article is to challenge each of us to thoughtfully consider how
  SCOUT/MENS CLUB SHABBAT                                      Kehilath Israel Synagogue beautifully articulates our affiliation with Traditional Ju-
Morning Service........................... 9:00 A.M.
Mincha.............................................5:10 P.M.   daism, and to begin a conversation about those positive attributes that we can sell
Havdalah..........................................6:26 P.M.    to others so that they will want to join our ranks. To this end, allow me to begin
                                                              to define a couple of reasons why we affiliate with a traditional synagogue. Ac-
         FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19                                   cording to Chaim Waxman, we can divide our membership into two groups: “be-
Candlelighting*..............................5:43 P.M.
Kabbalat Shabbat...........................5:45 P.M.           havioral” and “ideological.” The former are those who lead their lives as they wish
      SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20                                    when it comes to work, family and social interaction. They do this “by ignoring
Morning Service............................9:00 A.M.           those aspects of Jewish Law which they find most cumbersome or onerous and /
Mincha...........................................5:20 P.M.     or by a process of compartmentalization in which they apply Jewish Law to some
Havdalah........................................6:35 P.M.
                            
                                                               but not to other aspects of their lives.” The latter, a much smaller group, attempts
         FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26                                   to reconcile strict adherence to Jewish Law with the standards of Western culture.
Candlelighting*.............................5:50 P.M.             There is a common failing amongst struggling groups. They continue to implement
Kabbalat Shabbat...........................5:55 P.M.           ideas and plans that, until now, have failed in the hope that they will soon become suc-
      SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27                                    cessful. As we embrace the 100th anniversary of Kehilath Israel Synagogue, we need
         SHABBAT ZACHOR
Morning Service............................9:00 A.M.           to think creatively and seriously as to the reasons why traditional Judaism speaks to
Mincha............................................5:30 P.M.    our hearts, our minds and our souls. Moreover, we need to search for the tools that
Havdalah........................................6:43 P.M.      will enable us to speak clearly to our children and grandchildren as to how Kehilath
                                                              Israel Synagogue has enriched our lives by the values she promotes.
                                                                  Judaism’s notion of spirituality is one that occupies the intellect and is advertised
*NO LATER THAN THESE TIMES
                                                               through tangible actions of daily living. Essentially, our slogan could be “Ritual
                                                               Gives Voice To Our Yearnings.” Our ritual heightens our awareness of those val-
                                                               ues which are most important to us. In a non-coercive manner traditional Jewish
           FAST OF ESTHER                                      practice, as promoted by K.I., offers us the continual ability to reflect on eternal val-
     On Thursday, February 25 Jews                             ues and issues of life enabling all of us to enhance the special moments with friends,
 around the world will be celebrating                          family and community.
 the Fast of Esther. This is one of our                                                                                                       B’Shalom,
 minor fast days, meaning it is observed                                                                                         Rabbi David S. Bauman
 from break of day until evening and not
 a twenty-four hour fast like Yom Kippur.                                                HeaT aND LIGHT FUND
    In the Megillah of Esther, the Jew-                                     The season has arrived when requests are received from some
 ish people are commanded to fast in                                      congregants who are in need, as well as from other needy in the
 memory of the events of the Purim                                        community, for funds to pay their heat and light bills for the cold winter
 festival and the Jews being saved in the                                 months.
 land of Iran.                                                              In the past, you have all responded very generously to our appeals in
    The fast begins at 5:40 a.m. and will                                 the winter months for the Heat and Light Fund of K.I. We hope you
 conclude at 6:40 p.m.                                         will do so again. We actually have also had needs both in the congregation and in
      Normally the Fast of Esther is on                        the Jewish community for financial aid for utilities. Should we be lucky and not
 the eve of Purim; however, since Purim                        have those needs in the Jewish community this year, whatever funds are left over
 this year falls on a Saturday night and                       will be distributed to the K.C. Star Heat and Light Fund. Please make checks
 Sunday we normally do not fast on                             payable to K.I. Synagogue Heat and Light Fund and address the envelope directly
 Shabbat and the fast is moved to the                          to Rabbi Mandl.
 previous Thursday.                                                                                                      Rabbi Herbert J. Mandl
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                  CaNToR’S CoRNeR                                         Rabbi Mandl cont’d from page 1.................
                       There was a story of a man who went to pray at     were good cooks, good economic managers, and bad sol-
                  the Kotel (Western Wall) every day for 40 years.        diers. Israel proved them wrong.
                  When asked if after all these years his prayers had
                                                                              Because of the strength of the economy, Israel has weath-
                  been answered, he remarked, “It’s like talking to
                                                                          ered the global recession reasonably well. The government
                  the wall!”
                         For many generations Jewish people have          did not have to bail out its banks or set off an explosion in
                  come to the Kotel to pour out their hearts and pray     short-term spending. Instead it used the crisis to solidify
                  that G-d answer their pleas. Although, in reality,      Israel’s economies long-term future by investing in research
                  it is just one of the four walls that surrounded the    and development and infrastructure, raising some taxes, and
Beit Hamikdash (Holy Temple) in Jerusalem, there is definitely a          promising to cut other taxes in the medium to long run. Ana-
special feeling that one experiences when standing and praying            lysts at Barclays write that Israel is “the strongest recovery
at this structure. I can speak from firsthand experience because I        story” in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
stood in front of this remnant of our Temple when I received my              This theme takes me to another topic of great importance.
semicha (rabbinical ordination), and it certainly was for me, an ex-
                                                                          This past Saturday, January 30 was Tu B’Shevat, the Jew-
tremely emotional experience. Although one can pray anywhere
                                                                          ish New Year for trees. It reminds us of the importance of
in the world, one feels a certain closeness to G-d and a stronger
connection to the Jewish people at the Kotel. On a smaller scale,         continuing building in the state of Israel. JNF is a major,
it’s the same difference of davening at home versus davening in           extremely important organization that we need to support.
shul. It just feels different.                                            It used to be strictly a “buy a tree to plant in Israel” orga-
    In the same vein, just being in Israel gives one a feeling of Jew-    nization. JNF now grows entire sections of Israel, waters
ish pride. It doesn’t make a difference if you are observant or not.      plants and helps to ensure the continued success of the entire
Being in our own country where the Jewish people are the major-           State of Israel. Dr. Rob and Miriam Glueck, two of our
ity, a country where Hebrew is the written and spoken language,           prominent members, are extremely active in JNF and I am
a country where one can openly wear a kippah or walk down the             sure would like to hear from any of you who would like to
street with tzizzit hanging out and not be self-conscious or em-
                                                                          support the important endeavors that JNF does on behalf of
barrassed, a country where one has to look far and wide to find
                                                                          the State of Israel. Israel was built literally “tree by tree”
a non-kosher restaurant or supermarket and a country that excels
in all areas of technology, medicine, agriculture, business, science      through contributions many of us made through blue boxes
and literature. As a Jew, there is no better place on earth to be than    for JNF back in the 1940s and 1950s. It is a well deserving
Israel. For those of you who have already visited Israel, you know        institution and organization that needs our support.
what I am talking about.                                                        The Jewish faith encourages a belief in progress and
    I highly recommend that every Jewish person visit Israel at least     personal accountability. Our religion is learning-based. We
once in your life. There are so many opportunities, especially for        have congregated around global crossroads and have ben-
young people, to visit. For teenagers, there are youth organization       efitted from the creative tension endemic in such places.
trips with scholarships available. For young adults, ages 18-26,          There is no one single explanation for the record of Jewish
Taglit-Birthright Israel provides the gift of educational first-time
                                                                          achievement. But there is no question that our continued
trips to Israel. For adults and seniors, there are a variety of tours
                                                                          support for the success of the State of Israel keeps us all
that one can take including the Florence Melton trip, or you can
just go as a family to celebrate a simcha. Visiting Israel will be        thriving and well. Please continue your support in every
good for your Jewish soul and Jewish identity, and will also help         way that you can for the State of Israel.
to financially support our homeland.                                                                                    Shabbat Shalom,
    We also need to support Israel in political ways as well. AIPAC,                                      Rabbi Herbert J. Mandl, PhD
the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is one such organi-
zation that tries to insure that Israel remain strong and protected
from its enemies. As Jews of the Diaspora, in this very unstable
                                                                                DEADLINE FOR MARCH FOCAL POINT
world, we need to connect to Israel physically, emotionally and
financially to insure its survival, because I believe that our survival       IS FEBRUARY 8. YOU MAY E-MAIL YOUR
as a people is directly dependent upon the survival of Israel. Am                 ARTICLES TO ashanberg@kisyn.org
Yisrael Chai – the people of Israel shall live!                                            THANK YOU
                                                Rabbi Jefrey A. Shron




                                                    PLeaSe LeT US KNoW
    Because we care we would like to be informed of any illness within the congregational family. If you are aware
 of any ill or homebound members (or relatives of members), please call the synagogue office at 913.642.1880.
 Please do not assume we already know.

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                                                          CoNGReGaNTS’ FeBRUaRy BIRTHDayS
          FeBRUaRy aNNIVeRSaRIeS                          We want to wish a Happy Birthday to all of the fol-
                                                          lowing congregants who are celebrating birthdays:
                                                            Helen Luben, Esther Radetsky, Himie Wainstock,
                                                          Frank Loeffler, Fani Schifman, Karen Lesky, Gloria
                                                          Planzer, Shirley Pener, Rosemary Gorin, Harriett
                                                          Katz, Aaron Silver, Herbert Fishman, Deborah Ga-
                                                          ron, Dale Lewkowsky, William Schifman, Andre
   1    Sidney & Martha Cohn (62)                         Schwartz, Bonita Krutz, Eleanor Belingloph, Irene
        Barry & Barbara Glasberg (41)                     Goodman, Sharon Levin, David Rubin, Federico
   2    Philip Barnard & Cheryl Lester (26)               Adler, Stephanie Gatewood, Svetlana Kapustin,
   5    Richard & Barbara Glass (44)                      Elmer Price, Gregory Quinn, Charlene Rubin, Lil-
        Lawrence & Sandra Jabenis (44)                    lian Rubin, Ronald Bronstein, Marilyn Schulzinger,
  10    Gerald & Susan Klopper (47)
                                                          Stella Hoffman, Julie Kadosh, Leon Katzberg, Lilian
  18    Morris & Esther Horowitz (65)
        Thomas & Ellen Magariel (37)
                                                          Lipschuetz, Myra Litman, Bernard Tenenbaum, Ilya
        Peyton & Carole Sher (36)                         Azizov, Helen Brown, Bruce Singer, Sally Cohen,
  20    Mel & Lore Mallin (61)                            Ann Geier, Sharon Levitan, Abbott Zolotor, Mar-
  27    Joseph Smuckler & Marcia Karbank (11)             tin Gorin, Edward Kanter, Allen Rubins, Rochelle
                                                          Solomon, Jason Smartt, Karen Gortenburg, Valerie
     FeBRUaRy yoUTH BIRTHDayS                             Bordy, Hailey Gershom, Esther Horowitz, Jerome
 Nina Kulikov, Hillary Gutovitz, Melissa Rosenthal, Kayla Nerman, Maurice Eastman, Zolan Gilgus, Adam
Goldenberg, Polina Krasnopolskaya, Erin Schwartz, Esti Rich, Charles Kuluva.
Mandl, Yale Winston, Mason Fox, Adam Kuluva, Joseph
Horak, Evan Youngblade, Micah Daniels, Jacob Abrams, Sara
Arlan, Michael Minoofar, Michele Noykovich, Chloe Stone,
Nicholas Rosenstock, Alex Buberman, Gabriel Goldstein,
Jacob Margolies.



                  vcr vsu,
...To our very capable, gracious and willing “regulars” who take the
                                                                                                  THE FOCAL POINT OF
                                                                                              KEHILATH IsRAEL sYNAGOGUE
                                                                                                (913) 642-1880 FAX: (913) 642-7332
time to assist office staff week in and week out. We thank Debbie
Schlozman and Bonnie Rosen for getting the Focal Point ready                                      RABBI HERBERT J. MANDL, PH.D.
for mailing and to Felicia Weiner for proofreading.                                                       (Senior Rabbi)

                                                                                                          RABBI DAVID BAUMAN

          vnka vtupr                                                                                    RABBI YAAKOV A. SHRON
                                                                                                               (Hazzan)

  The congregation expresses sincere wishes for a speedy                                                 RABBI MEIR WEXLER,
recovery to Judy Cooper, Isabella Gallas, David Goldstein,                                              Education & Youth Director
Leon Katzberg, Elmer Price, Bronia Roslawowski, and to
                                                                                                            ELIZABETH PEDEN,
all other members of the congregation and community who                                                      Executive Director
have been ill or hospitalized.
                                                                                                    HEDY SHRON, Program Director

                   cuy kzn                                                                            ALLEGRA SHANBERG, Editor

                                                                                                          SAM DEVINKI, President
...to Amy and Jeffrey Covitz on the birth of a son, Leo
James Covitz. Also to the grandparents, Mary and Ricky                       The Focal Point (U.S.P.S. 292-040) is published monthly except the June/July issue by
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dauther, Lesley to Matthew Fulton.
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President’s cont’d from page 1.................
cannot spend more than we take in. This seems like an ad-                  It’s nice to give and receive.
mirable goal that everyone would agree with. However, the
devil is in the details. In order to accomplish this, there will
have to be painful changes in staffing, programming, and
facilities. We also need to revisit our dues structure to make
sure that we are in line with other major synagogues in the
city. At the present time, our total dues only cover one third
of our expenditures. We rely on other sources to cover the
balance of the budget. I will ask our new board to take a se-
rious look at our financial situation to determine what needs
to be done to obtain a zero balance budget and to secure
the financial future of our synagogue. K.I. does not belong               “Giving to the Jewish community through a Charitable
to the officers; it does not belong to the board or the staff.            Gift Annuity comes with two rewards....the satisfaction
                                                                          of knowing we’re helping to ensure Jewish life for future
It belongs to the members. Hopefully the membership will
                                                                          generations PLUS an income stream for life.”
work together to meet the challenges that lie ahead. When it
                                                                                                            Paul & Susie Gershon
comes to dues, you know in your own mind whether you are
paying your fair share.
    We have developed many successful fundraisers over the                     Create a Jewish Legacy with a
years--the K.I. Golf Tournament, the Ad Book, Grand Giv-                         Charitable Gift Annuity
ers, and this year the Torah Project. With everyone’s help,
                                                                         Donate cash or appreciated securities and you’ll receive:
these projects can attain new goals. With the exception of the
Torah Project, all of these fundraisers have one great advan-                  A significant payout rate that provides income
tage; they offer you, the members, the ability to raise funds                  for life for one or two people
for your synagogue from sources outside of the membership.                     A charitable income tax deduction and partly
As I said a moment ago, your time and your effort is as im-                    tax-free income
portant as your money. With the help of our membership,                        The joy of giving tzedakah
Kehilath Israel Synagogue has a bright and fantastic future.
We are the friendliest synagogue in Kansas City. We have                                      Call today and find out how you
                                                                                              can maximize the benefits for you
some of the best programming available. We have the nicest                                    and our community.
facility in Kansas City, and we have the best staff. The key
ingredient is the overwhelming participation and support of                                   Contact Elizabeth Peden 913-642-1880
our members.
   Let me close by thanking the officers and the board mem-
bers for agreeing to serve in my administration. I would also
like to thank the officers for providing today’s kiddush, and
I especially would like to thank my mother, Maria Devinki
and Martha Fleitman for making all of the arrangements
for today’s kiddush.
     As you know, Rabbi Mandl has been my teacher and
friend for over thirty years. I would like to thank him and
Barbara for interrupting his sabbatical to attend the instal-
lation today.
     Again, I thank you for this honor. I ask for your help.
Don’t hesitate to call me if you want to volunteer, or you
have an idea, or if there is a problem.
    We come to synagogue to interact with G-d. Let’s try to
remember that, in everything we do, with regards to syna-
gogue.


                                                  Sam Devinki,
                                                     President

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                         GooD HeaLTH IN THe FUTURe aND


                                                                                          meN’S
                          maNy moRe HaPPy oCCaSIoNS
                            maRIa DeVINKI & FamILy



                                                                                          CLUB
                                                                                     The K.I. Men’s Club is having a
                                      To HoNoR                                   pasta dinner on Sun., Feb. 21st from 5-7
                                  aLaN a. GoLDBeRG
                                                                                 p.m. The dinner is free for Men’s Club
                               oN HIS SPeCIaL BIRTHDay
                                      1/09/2010                                  members who have paid their 2010 dues.
                                    aLL my LoVe,                                 Others are $8/adult, $4/children under
                                       JaCKye                                    12 years of age, $24 maximum charge
                                                                                 per family. Contact Marvin Orlovick
                                                                                 at 816.363.0336 or Andy Schwartz at
                                                                                 913.642.2772 for more information.
                                                                                     A good percentage of dues for 2010
                                                                                 have been received. If you have not as
                              HoNoRING FeLICIa WeINeR                            yet sent your dues, please take a moment
                             oN HeR ReTIRemeNT - 12/09                           and mail them soon.
                              LoVe FRom yoUR FamILy
                              SeymoUR, mINDy, DaVey                                   I want to thank Ted Goldstein for
                             SHeLLy, FRaNKIe, LoRI, mIKe                         the great job he did on the blood drive.
                             maRLeNe, GaRy, PaTTI & Dee                          We had a nice attendance considering
                                                                                 this was our first attempt. When we do
                                                                                 it again next year, I’m sure that it will
                                                                                 be much better.
                                                                                      We have started our plans for the
                                                                                 coming year and I’m sure you will be
                                                                                 very satisfied. I hate to be redundant, but
                                                                                 we do need some new input on program
                                                                                 planning. I would suggest that everyone
                           LIBRaRy NeWS                                          plan just to attend one or two meetings
    In honor of Harold Koch’s 73rd birthday, Joyce and Dr. Harold Koch have      in 2010 and let us know what changes
donated “The Ritchie Boys” DVD movie to the library. This movie was shown at     you think we should consider. Have a
the 2005 Jewish Film Festival in Kansas City.                                    good year.
   “The Ritchie Boys” is the never-before-told tale of a handful of German na-                            Marvin Orvolick,
tionals who used their language and cultural knowledge to wage psychological                                      President
warfare against the Nazis and to liberate Europe.

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    JoINT K.I./BeTH SHaLom BLooD                                               K.I. SCoUT ShaBBaT
                 DRIVe                                                         FeBRUaRy 13, 2010
                                                                                   On Shabbat morning, February 13th, K.I. will
                                                                                hold its annual Scout Shabbat service. This
                                                                                year is Scouting’s Centennial Year, commemo-
                                                                                rating 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts
                                                                                of America (and the 80th year of Cub Scout-
                                                                                ing).    All current and former Cub Scouts,
                                                                                Boy Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Venture Scouts,
                                                                and adult leaders are invited and encouraged to attend and
                                                                celebrate Shabbat and the centennial with the congregation.
                                                                   Religious awards earned since last year’s Scout Shabbat will
                                                                be presented. Jacob Abrams, son of Michael and Arlene
                                                                Abrams, and Isaac Decker, son of James and Lanie Decker, will
                                                                be presented the Maccabee Award; Shawn Kramarovsky, son of
                                                                Tanya Kramarovsky, Eli Levy-Mackay, son of Amit and Jennifer
           Amanda, Dr. Shari and Dr. Michael Sokol
                                                                Levy-Mackay, James Mendel, son of Bill and Doris Mendel, and
                                                                Jared Schultz, son of Eric and Amy Schultz, will be presented with
                                                                the Aleph Award. All of these Cub Scouts are members of K.I.’s
                                                                Cub Scout Pack 3153. A sweet kiddush, sponsored by the K. I.
                                                                Men’s Club and Cub Scout Pack 3153, will follow the service.
                                                                  Pack 3153 is Greater Kansas City’s Jewish Cub Scout Pack and
                                                                has been sponsored by Kehilath Israel Synagogue since its forma-
                                                                tion 20 years ago. For further information regarding Cub Scout
                                                                Pack 3153, please contact Ted Goldstein, Pack Committee Chair at
                                                                tgoldstein@kc.rr.com or 913.642.8023 or Doug Yost, Cub master
                                                                at yost_d@ sbcglobal.net or 816.304.6085.
                                                                            CUB SCoUT PaCK 3153
                       Abbott Zolotor
                                                                            2010 PINeWooD DeRBy
                                                                   Cub Scout Pack 3153 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Sun-
                                                                day, January 17th in the K.I. Social Hall. The Pinewood Derby
    As a community service activity, the K.I. Men’s Club        is a major highlight of the Cub Scouting year. This year was
partnered with The Beth Shalom Men’s Club in sponsoring         the inaugural year for the pack’s new Pinewood Derby track,
a blood drive for the Greater Kansas City Community Blood       which replaced our 50+ year old wooden tracks. The new track
Center (CBC) this past December 23rd. The event was con-        features an electronic finish line and timing system, which is
sidered a success by the CBC for our “first” drive of what is   processed via a computer program and displays the finish or-
hoped to be an annual community service activity for both       der, elapsed run time, and calculated “equivalent” miles per
Men’s Clubs. As there is a constant need for blood dona-        hour date for each race and race car. Funding for the track was
                                                                through continuing pack fundraising efforts, and a generous sti-
tions in our, and every, community, it is our hope that, with
                                                                pend from the K.I. Men’s Club. Trophies were awarded to the
increased awareness, significant growth in participation in     1st place finishers in each den (grade level) competition, the over-
this very worthwhile annual drive will result.                  all 1st and 2nd place finishers in the pack competition, the winner
                                                                in the “outlaw” (Adult / non Cub Scout) category, and to the “best
                                                                looking” and “most original” entries. This year, Joshua Kolkin,
                                                                son of Craig and Ida Kolkin, had the fastest overall entry.
           PASSOVER CANDY SALE
                   Although it is difficult to imagine now,
              PASSOVER begins the end of March this
              year, and Cub Scout Pack 3153 is conduct-
              ing its annual KOSHER FOR PASSOVER
              CANDY SALE featuring Barton’s® Choco-
 late. If you have not been contacted by a Pack 3153
 Cub Scout or Cub Scout Family, please call or email
 Ted Goldstein 913.642.8023 -- tgoldstein@kc.rr.com by
 FEBRUARY 24th and we will place your order with de-
 livery before the holiday.                                     Trophy winners group left to right: Isaac Decker, Shawne Kramarovsky,
                                                                Josh Kolkin, Austin Klinock, James Mendel and Matan Bauman.
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Open to all youth grades 2-5




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Sunday, February 21st
  10am-12pm @ K.I.
   Please RSVP by Feb. 18th
       to Jennifer Kanter
    at jkanter1@gmail.com
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              Community Second Night of Passover Seders
      Bring your family and friends and enjoy a complete Passover Seder meal without the preparation
               Experience an interactive journey from slavery through the 15 steps to freedom

                                         Tuesday, March 30, 2010
                                                                        CONTEMPORARY/MODERN SE DER
                                                                          The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah
                                                                                                     6:30 p.m.
                                                                                             (124th & Nall)
                                                                             Led by Rabbis Arthur Nemitoff, Robert Tobin,
                                                                                   & Alexandria Shuval-Weiner, and
          TRADITIONAL SEDER                                                   Cantor Sharon Kohn & Hazzan Rob Menes
       Beth Israel Abraham Voliner (BIAV)                                                        * * *
                  (99th & Antioch) 8:00
                                    p.m.                               Seder will be family-friendly and include traditions and
    Led by Rabbis Daniel Rockoff & Scott White                         customs of the Passover Seder while incorporating
                       * * *                                           meaningful events of our day into an interactive and
This seder will take place late into the evening and                   hands-on seder experience. Modern day readings and
include long held traditions and customs as                            additions will focus on Maggid, the telling of the Exodus.
                                                                       *Food will be kosher-for-Passover and prepared under supervision of the
participants read the Haggadah, study the meaning                      Vaad HaKashrut of Kansas City. Meal will be served under the supervision
of various passages, and sing Passover songs.                          of Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff, The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah.
*Food will be kosher-for-Passover and prepared and served under
supervision of the Vaad HaKashrut of Kansas City
                                                                        Sponsored by the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City,
                                                                        supported by area congregations and partially funded by a generous
                                                                        grant from the Jewish Heritage Foundation of Greater Kansas City
_____________________ _____________ __________________________________________
       Mail form and check to: Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W. 115th, Box 113, Overland Park, KS 66211
                                        Reservations must be received by March 17. Space is limited.
    After that date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis, and costs will increase to $38 per adult and $16.50 per child.

Indicate which Seder you plan to attend:                  Traditional Seder at BIAV
                                                          Contemporary/Modern Seder at B’nai Jehudah

Name: ___________________________________________ Email: ____________________________________
Day Phone: ( ) ___________ Eve Phone: ( ) __________ Congregation Affiliation: _____________________
I/We wish to be seated with: ____________________________________________________________________

First & Last Name of each Person Attending:                                                Adult Meal            Child Meal       Child Meal
(for additional names please use the back of this form)                                     $33 each             (Ages 4-9)       (Under 4)
                                                                                    Chicken       Vegetarian     $13.50 each      No Charge
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
                                                                   Subtotals    #     |$         #    |$         #      |$        #     |$
Optional 1 lb. Schmurah Matzah hand-made in Israel            # ___ |$____      TOTAL AMOUNT                     $
(7-8 round pieces/box) @ $17 each                                               ENCLOSED:
                                                                                Make checks payable to
                                                                                Rabbinical Association


                                For more information or to inquire about confidential financial assistance,
        contact Annette Fish, Administrator/Program Director, Rabbinical Association, afprogram@aol.com or (913) 327-4622
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                              EsRIG-GOULD MEMORIAL ALCOVE
                             With Reverence We Record the Following Yahrzeits
                                          MEMORIAL TABLETs
17 SHEVAT-FEB 1       24 SHEVAT-FEB 8      1 ADAR-FEB 15         6 ADAR-FEB 20            ROSE WEINER
JOSEPH BROWN          ISSIE CAVIAR         MARTIN BROWN          BENJAMIN BAKER           YOSEF YEDDIS
LEO BROWN             NADELINE EILER       HARRY CONE            JOSEPH BERNSTEIN
CHARLES E. COHEN      GILBERT FEDER        MAX FLEITMAN          BESSIE BLOCK             11 ADAR-FEB 25
ESTHER COSNER         MILTON FRIEDMAN      SARAH GORDON          FREDA BODKER             BASIA GORIN
JOSEPH DEVOE          ESTHER M. JABEN      CHAVA GUROVITZ        ANNA ROSE COHN           IZZY HAMMER
HARRY FEINGOLD        MARY LEVINE          ADOLPH KOCH           JULIUS GUCKENHEIMER      DORA KAHN
JOSEPH KULUVA         LAWRENCE LEVINSON    RAISEL LADINSKY       NAFTALIE LEFKOWITZ       MILTON NEARENBERG
GERTRUDE POLSKY       LUDWIG RUSCHIN       SOPHIE MANN           ALEC LEVITT              MAURICE ROTH
DALLES RASKIN         LEIB LEO ZEMELMAN    WILLIAM MILLER        SAMUEL MYERS             RACHEL SHEFFEL
REBECCA YEDDIS        YEHUDA ZUCKERMAN     SAM MOGEL             FANNIE PELTZMAN
SAM ZITRON                                 DOROTHY RUDNICK       MORRIS TURKIN            12 ADAR-FEB 26
                      25 SHEVAT-FEB 9      IDA SEBERT            JACK WEINBERG            ISSY BERMAN
18 SHEVAT-FEB 2       HERSH GORIN          MANYA SLOTKIN                                  MEYER FEDER
HARRY COHN            SAM KRUTE            RACHEL WEINER         7 ADAR-FEB 21            MARY KRAFT HOROWITZ
HAROLD LOEFFLER       MAX LEVIN            SOLOMON WISMAN        SOPHIE BIRENBOIM         BETTY SOLOMON
BEN PASLOVE           LEIBUSH LEWKOWITZ                          GERTRUDE BURSTEN         EARL TRILINSKY
YETTA BROOKS PRICE    MEYER OXMAN          2 ADAR-FEB 16         PESACH COHEN             MORRIS YEDDIS
JOEL SILBERG          JACOB M. RUDNICK     BERTHA ABEND          BARNEY FRIEDSON
ALBERT WEINER         ABBOTT J. SHER       MOSES BECKENSTEIN     MOLLIE GANDAL            13 ADAR-FEB 27
ROSE ZEMELMAN                              HARRY B. JACOBSON     ABRAHAM GUTOVITZ         BETTY GLASS
                      26 SHEVAT-FEB 10     STEVEN KANDLIS        BEN KUSNETZKY            ISRAEL GOTTLIEB
19 SHEVAT-FEB 3       ARTHUR BLACKMAN      PHILLIP KATZ          EDITH MANN               MIRIAM B. GOTTLIEB
FREDA AGRON           NATHAN CAPITO        SAUL KLEIMAN          PAUL MANN                RIVKA N. GOTTLIEB
GOLDA GERECHT         JACOB SAMUEL CONE    LOUIS MALLIN          SARAH MILOVITZ           SARA K. GOTTLIEB
SAMUEL MARKOWITZ      MALKA DWORKIN        ELIC MENDELSOHN       YEHUDAH MNOOKIN          MAX GREEN
HAROLD ROSMARINE      SARAH KAPLAN         OSCAR J. RUBIN        GUS SNITZ                MAX HACKER
ABRAHAM SLADOWITZ     MARGARET KRASHIN     ROSE SHRON            FANNY IDA SOLTZ          LEAH KALISH
BESSIE STEMPLEMAN     EUGENE LEVINE        JOSEPH SIMON          SAM TRANIN               MOSES MONDSCHEIN
SHRAGA TEITELBAUM     ELIEZER WANG         ANN SINGMAN           ISADOR TENENBAUM         SADIE WACKNOV
ROBERT M. TIGERMAN                         ANN WEINBERG          MEYER WINEGAR
                      27 SHEVAT-FEB 11                                                    14 ADAR-FEB 28
20 SHEVAT-FEB 4       DORIS BASSIN         3 ADAR-FEB 17         8 ADAR-FEB 22            TILLIE BARASH
DORA FINKELSTON       SAM BEISER           ANNA GERTLER          DAVID BELZER             SAMUEL GLADSTONE
HYMAN ODESNIK         HENRY DWORK          BELLE GLASS           ISRAEL GARFINKLE         SAMUEL GREENBERG
JENNIE RITZ           MAX GELPHMAN         ESTER JEVINSKY        HYMAN S. GLASSMAN        SAM INDYK
LEO WEINBERG          ROSE GOLDSTEIN       AARON KRAITCHMAN      LOUIS KRASNOY            SOL KATZ
JACOB WICENTOWSKY     DAVID GREENSTEIN     ROSE PORTNOFF         EDNA KUSHNER             SOL H. KATZ
HYMAN WINEGAR         ERNA HUEBNER         ANN YEDDIS            GERALD MACK              DANIEL MILLER
ABRAHAM YODLER        ESTHER J. KAHN                             ROSE MORGAN              IKE RUBEN
ZELDA ZALCMAN         MILTON POLLMAN       4 ADAR-FEB 18         YEHUDA SCHULTZ           HARRY SAGER
                      JOSEPH WEINSTOCK     ROSE AARON            OLGA SIDERMAN            LEVI YITZCHAK SINGMON
21 SHEVAT-FEB 5       MARCUS WEISBERGER    JOE ADELMAN           PHILIP SLOBOSKY          SAM WEINER
ISRAEL ADELMAN                             BLANCHE BLUMENTHAL    WILLIAM TIGERMAN
ED ARONSON            28 SHEVAT-FEB 12     ROSE FILSON
WILLIAM COHEN         EARL L. CONE         ABRAHAM FISHMAN       9 ADAR-FEB 23
ANNA GERSHON          SYLVIA PASACOVISH    LEIB FISHMAN          SHERMAN BERNSTEIN
MAX C. GLASS          EUNICE RUBEN         BENJAMIN HARRIS       MARTHA LEVI
JACOB HOROWITZ                             BEILA DVORA JABEN     ESTHER LITTMAN
DOROTHY KANDLIS       29 SHEVAT-FEB 13     ELLEN MARGOLIS        SAMUEL PREVAN
JACOB KLUTZ           LILLIAN BULAVSKY     MAX MOLOTSKY          ANNA RASKIN
HARRY L. LEVA         CHARLOTTE GLASS      SOPHIE PRESS          ZVIYAH SILVER
LOUIS MARKUS          AMALIE KORNFEIN      PAULINE SHAW          MOLLIE SINGMON
EDA MYER              SAM LAZERWITZ        ALVIN SIESS           PHILLIP SOLSKY
IDELLA PUCKER         MORRIS STERN                               REBECCA TRANIN
NATHAN TEMPOSKY                            5 ADAR-FEB 19         ALEX WACKNOV
                      30 SHEVAT-FEB 14     LINDA ILENE DORFMAN   ZLATA RIVA ZENITSKY
22 SHEVAT-FEB 6       CELIA AARON          MOLLIE DWORETSKY
SAMUEL EPSTEIN        MICHAEL AARON        MORRIS EISEN          10 ADAR-FEB 24
SAMUEL FRANKLIN       ALAN COSNER          ABRAHAM EISSMAN       IDA BROWN
J. LOUIS GLASBERG     ELIZABETH FRANK      RACHELLE              SAM CAPLAN
BRIAN KRAFT           ISSACHAR GUROVITZ    FROHLICHMAN           ESTHER R. COHEN
LILLIAN KRAITCHMAN    ROSE JERWICK         LAWRENCE JABEN        BENJAMIN DELEVE
MORRIS TITENSKY       HIMIE KAPLAN         HARRY KAPLAN          KATIE FEINGOLD
TEMMA RACHEL TRANIN   HELEN G. KATZ        NATHAN N. MAISSELL    PEARL FOX
                       MEYER KOCHEROV      MORRIS MILOVITZ       MEYER GILGUS
23 SHEVAT-FEB 7       ABRAHAM LEVINE       BERTHA RUBIN          SARAH GORTENBURG
EFRAIM ADAMOUS        CHARLES POLLACK      IRMA SCHILD           HENRIETTA JACOBSON
SYLVIA BRATMAN        WAYNE ROTHBERG       PHILIP J. SPECTOR     JACOB LANSKY
EMANUEL M. ENTIN      BESSIE RUBEN                               JOSEPH PRICE
GRACE GOLDBERG        ABRAHAM SPECTOR                            ROSE SCHAFFER
IRMA JACOBSON
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We gratefully acknowledge the following Contributions...
K.I. BREAKFAST CLUB FUND            YAHRZEIT                           YAHRZEIT
YAHRZEIT                            STUART LEVINE                      BEN COSNER
JOSE ADLER                            Leon Katzberg                     Jerry & Barbara Cosner
  Dr. Federico Adler                GEORGE ROCHELD                     LOVED ONES
HARRY FRIEDMAN                        Maureen Greenspan                 Geoffrey & Sharon Friedman
RITA FRIEDMAN                       MILTON FISHMAN
  Robert & Gayla Friedman            Yalene Stewart                    FRED & MARIA DEVINKI TORAH PRES-
ROBERT MALLIN                       JOHN GOLDBERG                      ERVATION FUND
LOUIS MALLIN                          JoAnne Goldberg                  HONOR
 Adrianne Greenberg                 JOSEPH BARABAN                     SAM DEVINKI
MAX KORNFEIN                          Jack Baraban                      Marjorie & Eugene Lipsky
  Mr. & Mrs. William Kornfein       EDWARD K.KANTER
HENRY TARABOULOS                     Tillie S. Skeer                   SEYMOUR KRINSKY VIDEO LIBRARY
  Michael Taraboulos                RUTH FEINGOLD                      ANNIVERSARY
                                     Vicki & Herb Gershon              DENISE & JONATHAN HANKIN
K.I. BUS FUND                       MARY DALLEN                        LINDA & LES COHN
BIRTHDAY                            JOSEPH DALLEN                      RANDI & LARRY HAITH
SHIRLEY FRISCHER                      Jack Fettman                     ENID & PETER LEVI
DONATION                                                               JENNY & STANLEY MADLOF
 Jackie Garry                       CHAI KIDDUSH FUND                  SPECIAL BIRTHDAY
MEMORY                              OUR ANNIVERSARY                    JEROME NERMAN
DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN                 MICKEY & DR. SOLOMON BATNITZKY       Seymour & Marsha Krinsky
YAHRZEIT                            GAYLA & ROBERT FRIEDMAN            MARSHA KRINSKY
GERTRUDE KRUTE                      TOBY & MARVIN ORLOVICK               Susan & Steve Osman
HARRIS SHERR                        JODY & DR. WILLIAM ROSENTHAL       MEMORY
 Shirley Frischer                                                      DORIS EDELMAN
                                    MARY & ISSIE CAVIAR YOUTH FUND     LINDA SOLOMON
K.I. GENERAL FUND                   MEMORY                             DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN
HONOR                               DAVID BLACKMAN                     RECOVERY
ELIZABETH PEDEN & K.I. ADMINSTRA-    Arnold & Carol Caviar             ROSE GROSS
TIVE STAFF                                                               Seymour & Marsha Krinsky
 Barbara Bayer                      SOL KATZ ADULT EDUCATION FUND
ANNIVERSARY                         YAHRZEIT                           MELVIN & EVELYN SPITCAUFSKY LI-
STEVE & SUSAN OSMAN                 MORRIS KATZ                        BRARY FUND
 Beverly & Barnett Alport           ESTHER KATZ                        MEMORY
MEMORY                              RICHARD KATZ                       ISADORE GOODMAN
DAVID BLACKMAN                       Marlene Capito                      Louisa & Myles Levin
 Marjorie & Eugene Lipsky                                              YAHRZEIT
HYMAN & DORA SHULTZ                 K.I. SCHOLARSHIP FUND              BEN & GOLDA GERECHT
 Adeline Shultz Trempy              MEMORY                               Ash & Gloria Gerecht
SYLVIA GOLDSTEIN                    DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN
 Debbie & Mike Safferstein            Edward & Irene Blend             HARRY G. & ESTHER MALLIN CHOIR
BETTY WOLF                            Lore & Mel Mallin                MEMORY
 Beverly Deleve                     YAHRZEIT                           SARA KRAMSKY
MARIAN SHULTZ                       HERMAN LAZOR                        Larry & Beverly Mallin
 Esther & Bill Gallas                 Sharon & Howard Levitan
DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN                 MARVIN DEVOE                       JEAN & MORRIS ODESNIK RITUAL &
 Susan & Steve Osman                 Irwin & Carolyn Cohen             RELIGIOUS ITEMS FUND
 Felicia & Seymour Weiner                                              YAHRZEIT
 Susie & Paul Gershon               WILLIAM & ANNA BIRENBOIM RITUAL    ELLA ODESNIK
 Harold & Joyce Koch                & PRAYER BOOK FUND                 RUTH GALLAS
SANDY RUBIN                         MEMORY                               Isabelle Gallas
 Nancy Fox                          DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN                JOE LEVINE
 Felicia & Seymour Weiner            Jerry & Barbara Cosner              Esther Gallas
SARA SUE KRAMSKY                     Zelda Cohen
 Marlene & George Fry                Gene & Muriel Soloff              LIBBIE & JACK SHER BOOK FUND
RUTH FEINGOLD                        Carol & Jeff Marks                MEMORY
ROLAND KAHN                          Shirley Levine                    DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN
 Susan & Steve Osman                 Marjorie & Eugene Lipsky            Sidney & Martha Cohn
LINDA LEVINE                         Larry & Randi Haith               MARIAN SHULTZ
 Larry & Randi Haith                 Doris Chopp & Family              DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN
RECOVERY                             Sibby & Mel Cosner                  Judy Lanes
HOWARD LEVITAN                       Beverly & Herb Epstein            YAHRZEIT
 Joseph & Carole Schifman            Ron Shesol & Cathy Boyer-Shesol   JOSEPH COHN
                                     Peyton & Carole Sher                Sidney & Martha Cohn
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Contributions Continued..........
CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND        Lillian Greenberg                   LOUIS & DORA FOX KIDDUSH
MEMORY                            SUE (SARA) KRAMSKY                   YAHRZEIT
DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN                Sue Singer                          RITA TENENBAUM
  Dan & Jan Schwimmer             YAHRZEIT                              Debbie & Joseph Adamous
  Craig & Cathy Caplan & Family   ALLAN GREENBERG                      GERTRUDE MAGAZINE
YAHRZEIT                           Lillian Greenberg                    Bobbie Rosmarine
JOSEPH MAGARIEL                    Alan & Jackye Goldberg
  Harold Magariel                                                      HEAT & LIGHT FUND
NORMAN CAPLAN                     K.I. BLUE RIDGE CEMETERY FUND        DONATION
ROSE CAPLAN                       MEMORY                                Martha & Sidney Cohn
  Craig & Cathy Caplan & Family   ISADORE GOODMAN                      MEMORY
                                    Stan Goodman                       HYMAN & DORA SHULTZ
RABBI MANDL’S DISCRETIONARY       DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN                   Adeline Trempy
MEMORY                              Bill & Fani Schifman               DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN
DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN               YAHRZEIT                             YAHRZEIT
DAVID BLACKMAN                    JOE & BLANCHE LEVINE                 EUGENE DROSKIN
 Marjorie Jerwick                 GERALD COHEN                          Judith Droskin
DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN                 Zelda Cohen
SYLVIA GOLDSTEIN                  HILDA ADLER                          ESRIG – GOULD FUND
 Kerry, Justin & Brandon Cosner     Federico Adler, MD                 MEMORY
SARAH LITMAN                      ROSE RUBENSTEIN                      DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN
PHILIP LITMAN                       Ida,Sheldon &Marilyn Bernstein      Dr. Harold & Judy Esrig
 Arnold Litman                    KIVA & TSIREL BARTIK                 ALICE ESRIG
RECOVERY                            Khona Rozenfeld                    DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN
GARY FRIEDMAN                     PEARL HALPERN                        DAVID BLACKMAN
 Marjorie Jerwick                   Chuck Halpern                       Sam Gould
YAHRZEIT                          ALBERT W. BEISER                     YAHRZEIT
MORRIS BELL                         Mrs. Shirley M. Beiser             ALICE ESRIG
 Allan Bell                       TOM GOLDENBERG                       SARAH WEINSHEINK
MANUEL LEVINE                       Marsha Krinsky                      Dr. Harold & Judy Esrig
 Allen Levine                     SARAH KRINSKY                        ALVIN GLADSTONE
 Donna Levine                       Seymour Krinsky                     Leah Gladstone
CHASSIDAH LEVI                    ABRAHAM LENIOWER                     WEDDING
 Mickey & Dr. Sol Batnitzky         Anna Mondschein                    RACHEL & SCOTT MACEK
HARRY COHEN                       ROSE ROSS                             Sam Gould
 Eugene Cohen                       Lillian Rubin
RUTH GALLAS                       S. TARABOULOS                        K.I. BENEVOLENT FUND
 William & Esther Gallas            Soly Mizrahi                       YAHRZEIT
                                  BLUMA FRUMHOFF                       ISADORE MARGOLIS
RABBI BAUMAN’S DISCRETIONARY        Marvin Frumhoff                      Ronald Margolis
BIRTHDAY                          JOHN K. GOLDBERG
ANN EPSTEIN                         Margot Goldberg
  Dan & Jan Schwimmer             BEN RUBEN
RECOVERY                            Susan & Steve Osman                      IN MEMORIAM
SANDY EISENMAN                    ESTHER ORLOVICK
JUDY COOPER                         Marvin Orlovick                  May the G-d of Mercy sustain and
ELMER PRICE                       A. HARRY SIEGEL                    comfort those who have suffered the
YAHRZEIT                            Victor U. Siegel                 loss of dear ones. The Kehilath Israel
BEN ROBINSON                      MAREK BENGIS                       family extends deepest sympathy to
  Elinore & Ben Kutler              Esther & Alvin Goldberg          our bereaved families of:
THE SHERMAN & IRENE DREISESZUN    K.I. ENDOWMENT FUND                         LINDA LEVINE
COURT FUND                        YAHRZEIT                               (Mother of Nanci Bucksner)
MEMORY                            ANNA BUCKSNER
REVA BROWN                         Abe Bucksner                           MARVIN DAVIDSON
MOTHER OF JUDY FISHER             CLARENCE GERSHON                      (Father of Bradley Davidson)
 Irene Dreiseszun                  Paul & Elinor Gershon
YAHRZEIT                                                                DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN
RICHARD DREISESZUN                K.I. BUILDING FUND                    (Father of Geoffrey Friedman)
 Irene Dreiseszun                 YAHRZEIT
 Helene & Marshall Abrahams       LESTER SAFERSTEIN                         MARIAN SHULTZ
                                   Mike & Debbie Saferstein
ALLAN GREENBERG YOUTH LOUNGE                                                 SARA KRAMSKY
MEMORY                                                                    (Sister of Marcus Levitch)
DR. MORRIS FRIEDMAN
 Jackye & Alan Goldberg
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COMMUNITY CORNER
                                                JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES
TEENS' SAFE DRIVING CLASS OFFERED
  A teen’s risk of being in a car crash is at a life-time high in their first 12 to 24 months of driving. To help reduce those statistics,
Jewish Family Services’ C.H.A.I. program is offering “Driving Risk Awareness for Teens and Parents” on Sunday, February 7,
10 a.m.-Noon at the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W. 115th St. This program is open to students in 9th & 10th grade and
their parents. Reservations are required for the FREE workshop; they can be made by calling Susie Hurst by 913.327.8259 or
sending an email to Susieh@jfskc.org.
BOOGIE TO BROADWAY AUDITIONS COMING UP
   Remember last summer’s fun Jewish Family Services event, Boogie to Broadway? Well, it’s happening again – and you can be
a part of the fun! Auditions for the Community Intergeneration Choirs will take place on Sunday, February 21 from 4 - 7 p.m. and
Monday, February 22 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center at the Jewish Community Campus. Auditions will be judged
by the choir directors. If you are eight to 80-plus years old and love to sing, we want you to become a member of one of these
community choirs! (Those 17 and under must have a signed parental permission form provided by JFS.) For more information,
please contact Adrienne Kizer at 913.327.8257.
PROJECT EZRAH LAUNCHED TO HELP YOU
   Jewish Family Services has taken an important step to bring vital resources to help one step closer to you. Confidential short-
term pastoral counseling for individuals, couples and families. Scheduling is by appointment only with times available on Tues-
days Wednesdays and Fridays each week. To make an appointment, please call Rabbi Steigman at 913.514.0420.
JET EXPRESS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
   JET Express, the JFS volunteer driver program, needs volunteers! To participate, call Adrienne Kizer at 913.327.8257 or visit
JFS’ website, www.jfskc.org/volunteer.htm. New drivers must complete a simple application to become part of the JET Express
program. To enroll, call Dawn Herbet, Older Adult Initiatives director at JFS, 913.327.8239.
JFS STARTS EATING DISORDER RESOURCE CENTER
   JFS has launched the Eating Disorder Resource Center – the first in Kansas City. The EDRC is a one-stop service that connects
individuals with eating disorders and their families to support services and access to treatment in the area. EDRC has pulled to-
gether a network of health professionals, treatment facilities and service providers to provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary
approach to the issue. Whether you need treatment and counseling services, support group information, nutritional consultation or
help finding financial assistance for treatment, the EDRC is there to help. The EDRC number 913.327.4690 – is staffed Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; calls received in evenings and weekends are returned the next business day. Information is
kept confidential.
MAKING MARRIAGE WORK BEING OFFERED
  The four-part series “Making Marriage Work” will be held on Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m. on April 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the Jew-
ish Community Campus, 5801 W. 115th St. Presented by Jewish Family Services in cooperation with the Rabbinical Council of
Greater Kansas City, this program is for engaged, recently married or those contemplating marriage to explore important issues.
Topics explored include: love and commitment; the art of communication; conflict resolution; making smart financial decisions
and your marriage and Judaism. Susie Hurst, director of JFS Family Life Education, leads this engaging course; certain sessions
will be facilitated by a rabbi and a financial planner. The cost per couple is $75 which includes the four classes, a private counsel-
ing session and course materials. To register, please call Susie Hurst at 913.327.8259 or sending an email to Susieh@jfskc.org.
This program is made possible through a grant from the Flo Harris Foundation.
HELP@HOME MAY BE LOOKING FOR YOU
   Jewish Family Services’ Help@Home program is looking for members. For more information regarding Help@Home contact
Dawn Herbet, director of older adult initiatives, at 913.327.8239 or dherbet@jfskc.org.
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                                                ADULT JEWISH LEARNING
‘FEED YOUR MIND’ WITH RABBI VERED HARRIS
  Modern Midrash and Parshat Mishpatim - Modern Midrash helps us to better understand Torah by delving more deeply into
the weekly parsha (Torah portion). Join Rabbi Harris for an interactive study of Parshat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18), in
which the people of Israel receive an array of laws ranging from the treatment of servants and foreigners to observing the seasonal
festivals to the prohibition of mixing meat and milk. Date: Tuesday, February 9, Time: 12:15-1:45p.m., Location: The Center,
Fee: $10 (There is no charge for paid members of the Melton Alumni Association). Bring a pareve lunch, or order one from the
Kosher Subway by calling Jeff Goldenberg at 913.327.4647 by Monday, February 8.
FAMILY TIES WORKSHOP WITH SUSAN TIVOL, MSW
    Understanding Your Role When Children Intermarry. Join Susan Tivol, MSW and co-founder of the Genesis program
for Interfaith Journeys, and learn how to stay connected to your child and his or her new spouse while staying true to your own
religious beliefs and practices. Date: Sunday, February 21, Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m., Location: The Center, Fee: No charge to at-
tend, but RSVP is required.
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TALMUD: THE ART OF DISAGREEMENT, WITH PROF. SERGEY DOLGOPOLSKII
   Join in a conversation based on Prof. Sergey Dolgopolskii’s recently released book, What Is Talmud? The Art of Disagreement.
This event will spin off into a four-part mini-course in which Prof. Dolgopolskii will discuss specific sections of his book. Date:
Wednesday, February 24, Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m., Location: The Center, Fee: No charge
Talmud: The Art of Disagreement — 4-part course
Dates: Wednesdays, March 17 and 24, April 7 and 14, Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m., Location: The Center, Fee: TBD
Contact Jeff Goldenberg, Director of Adult Jewish Learning, at 913.327.4647, or jeffg@jewishkc.org, for more information, or
visit www.jcckc.org/jewisheducation. The Department of Adult Jewish Learning is also on Facebook!
MAKING THE ORDINARY HOLY: A CONVERSATION ABOUT CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM
   Discover similarities and differences in these two major religions: what holy is for each of us, how we make the ordinary holy,
what drives our practices of faith, and what are the most understood and misunderstood aspects of each other’s faith systems.
This interfaith dialogue between Rabbi Alan Cohen, Director of Interreligious Affairs for the JCRB/AJC, and Rev. Scott Myers of
the Westport Presbyterian Church is presented by the Department of Adult Jewish Learning of the JCC in collaboration with the
JCRB and the Presbyterian Urban Ministry Network of Heartland Presbytery. A question-and-answer session, moderated by Rev.
Tamara Miller of the Linwood United Church, will follow. Please submit questions and discussion topics in advance of the event
to Jeff Goldenberg via email: jeffg@jewishkc.org. Date: Sunday, Februry 14, Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m., Location: The Center, Fee:
NO CHARGE. This program is open to the entire community; questions and participation are encouraged.

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JOURNEYS OF INSPIRATION: A 2010 COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERIES
Brought to you by the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City
  This 3-part series focuses on the lives of women in our community and their ability to confront and overcome obstacles. Their
special stories will serve as an inspiration for us all. All programs take place at the Jewish Community Campus.
Parenting Children with Autism: An Inspirational Journey -- Monday, February 8, 7:00 pm
Women and the US Military -- Monday, March 22, 7:00 pm
Stories of Women’s Transitions—Navigating the Bumps in the Road -- Thursday April 8, 10:00 am
  Series Subscription $10 • Individual programs $5 each • Students Free -- To register for the series, or an individual program,
contact Nicole at 913.327.8111, nicolef@jewishkc.org or visit our website at www.jewishkansascity.org.

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COMMUNITY-WIDE SECOND NIgHT OF PASSOVER SEDERS PLANNED FOR JEWISH COMMUNITY
                               In celebration of Passover, The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City will sponsor “Pass-
                           over Across Kansas City.” Two community second night of Passover Seders will be offered on Tuesday,
                           March 30.
                              A traditional Seder will take place at Beth Israel Abraham Voliner (99th & Antioch) beginning at
                           8:00 p.m. and will be led by Rabbi Daniel Rockoff and Rabbi Scott White. The meal will be kosher-for-
                           Passover and prepared and served under supervision of the Vaad HaKashrut of Kansas City. This Seder
                           will take place late into the evening and include long held traditions and customs as participants read the
                           Haggadah, study the meaning of various passages and sing Passover songs.
                              A contemporary/modern Seder will be held at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah (124th and
                           Nall) beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will be led by Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff, Rabbi Robert Tobin, Rabbi Al-
exandria Shuval-Weiner, Cantor Sharon Kohn and Hazzan Rob Menes . The food will be kosher-for-Passover and prepared under
supervision of the Vaad HaKashrut of Kansas City. The meal will be served under the supervision of Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff, The
Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah. This Seder will be family-friendly and include traditions and customs of the Passover Seder
while incorporating meaningful events of our day into an interactive and hands-on Seder experience. Modern day readings and
additions will focus on Maggid, the telling of the Exodus.
   The community second night Seder has been a joyous occasion 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 for all people. Together, we read about
our history, sing Passover songs, and eat traditional Passover food. A complete Seder meal – from soup to dessert – will be served.
   The community Seders are supported by area congregations and partially funded by a grant from the Jewish Heritage Founda-
tion of Greater Kansas City.
   Space is limited for each Seder and reservations will be accepted on a first come basis. Advance reservations are mandatory
and must be received by Wednesday, March 17. For information, to receive a reservation form, or to inquire about confidential
financial assistance, contact Annette Fish, Administrator/Program Director, Rabbinical Association by email, afprogram@aol.
com or call 913.327.4622.


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