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From The Rabbi’s Study

Posted on December 26, 2019

The Online Jewish Learning Revolution: Part I.  Sefaria & Podcasts  By Rabbi David M. Glickman  Never before in human history has so much Jewish content been available so easily to so many Jews.  It can be both overwhelming and invigorating.  In this month’s column I am going to try to curate some great Jewish learning that is Continue Reading »

Host a Teen for EMTZA USY Shabbaton

Posted on December 17, 2019

On January 24th-26th, Beth Shalom’s KCUSY will be hosting Winter Shabbaton for the EMTZA region of USY. All of Beth Shalom is invited to join in the teenled Shabbat services to welcome the teens to our community. During the weekend the USYers will be hosted by our Beth Shalom families in their homes for Friday Continue Reading »

Latkes, Latkes, Latkes . . . Master Chef Workshops Were a Hit!

Posted on December 14, 2019

Recently, Sharon Keshet taught an adult cooking class where congregants learned how to make how to create new versions of special Israeli Hanukkah favorites! 

Young Families Experience Jewish Living in the Mitzvah Garden

Posted on December 1, 2019

Celebrating Sukkot with a Jewish Living Experience, Beth Shalom families came together to pray, volunteer, learn, and have fun in the KC Mitzvah Garden.  Check out the photo gallery. We started the day with family tefillah, followed by learning about the Mitzvah Garden and the projects with which we would be helping.  Then, each grade Continue Reading »

The Four Hazzans Celebrated with Shir Joy!

Posted on November 1, 2019

Truly experiencing Jewish living, it was an extraordinary evening of Jewish music, featuring our congregation’s Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda and friends, Hazzanim Asa Fradkin, Lizzie Shammash, and Steven Stoehr. Watch the Concert Now This concert was graciously funded by the Polsky Family Supporting Foundation. 

New Sacred Space

Posted on October 25, 2019

Beth Shalom has gone for nearly a decade without a sacred space for worship. When we came to our Lamar campus, our first priority was to create a space for our children to learn: classrooms for our Polsky Religious School and our Rose Early Childhood Education Center. We were able to use the Goldsmith Hall Continue Reading »

Bams for Mams Raised Funds for KU Breast Cancer Center

Posted on October 23, 2019

The 10th annual Beth Shalom Sisterhood Bams for Mams was a big success, raising nearly $1,200 for the KU Breast Cancer Center. The community took part in this enjoyable day of Mah Jongg, friendship, and brunch in Goldsmith Hall.   

Preschoolers Experience the Shofar

Posted on September 25, 2019

Shabbat Around The World

Posted on August 1, 2019

Families and friends gathered for three joyful Shabbat celebrations of worship, exotic cuisine, and learning.  Join for our next Shabbat Around the World.  

Confirmation Teens Take Manhattan

Posted on February 24, 2019

While Confirmation is a celebration of a childhood of Jewish education, it is, at the same time, the greatest chapter of the student’s Jewish education in that it is the chapter that seals the deal, so to speak, on the student’s Jewish Identity.  Our confirmation process involves an education segment, which culminates in a group Continue Reading »

Why Does the Confirmation Trip Matter?

Posted on December 28, 2019

By Hazan Tahl Ben-Yehuda, Director of Congregational Learning Over the years I have been asked, what is the point of the confirmation trip to NYC? When I applied for my first position as the director of a very small religious school, I was asked how I would know our school had been successful. I replied Continue Reading »

Stepping Up’s Return Engaged Seniors

Posted on November 23, 2019

Recently, Stepping Up, a group for seniors, made a comeback. Hors d’oeuvres and dessert followed by a beautiful vocal perfomance by Samantha Agron, accompanied by Lenora Remmert on the piano.

Sarah Peltzman Educational Series

Posted on October 30, 2019

The Sarah Peltzman Educational Series consists of three educational units. Classes are held from 10:00-11:30 am at Congregation Beth Shalom.  The cost is $15.00 per unit or $36.00 for all three and is open to the entire Jewish community of Greater Kansas City. The fee for couples is $40.00 and includes all three units.  Each Continue Reading »

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