Recent Experiences

Why is this Passover Different from all the other Passovers?

Posted on April 2, 2020

Why is this Passover Different from all the other Passovers? I was speaking to one of our oldest members during the first days of the great Covid-19 synagogue transformation.  She is 97 years old. She said to me, “Rabbi, in all my years, I have never experienced something like this in all my years!” I Continue Reading »

Changes in Services & Programming

Posted on April 1, 2020

Shalom friends, The news of the spreading COVID-19 can be very frightening and uncertain. At Beth Shalom, we are striving to find ways for our synagogue to be a place of physical safety as well as spiritual uplift. This is a time to think creatively about compassion. If there is someone you used to hug Continue Reading »

Passover Resource Center

Posted on April 1, 2020

Preparing for Passover During a Real-Life Plague with Rabbi Glickman

Posted on March 31, 2020

If you would like to view the recent Peltzman Series class (a special Passover edition on March 19) lead by Rabbi Glickman:   Click here for the video of the class.   Click here for the written materials.  The third session of The Sarah Peltzman Adult Education Classes for 2019-20 will begin on Thursday, January Continue Reading »

Volunteer Opportunity

Posted on March 26, 2020

Village Shalom is in need of masks. Their current supply is low. They are reaching out to the community for help. They do realize there’s a shortage nationwide but hoping to connect with a few volunteers to help hand make, sew/stitch as many as possible. For more information, email Lorena Williams.

Monday Madness with Rabbi Glickman

Posted on March 23, 2020

Holding Tradition During a Difficult Time For this inaugural session of Monday Madness, Rabbi Glickman’s guest was Rabbinical Student David Helfand who is in Jerusalem. Tap here to watch the recording now. Tap here for written discussion materials.   

Daily Minyan on ZOOM

Posted on March 13, 2020

Connect with Prayer  ZOOM Minyan: Weekdays 7am (Sunday 8am) and 6pm Click here to connect to Minyan on your desktop, tablet or smartphone. For the time of the Coronavirus, we will hold weekday minyan by ZOOM video conferencing. This is being done by a number of Conservative synagogues, recognizing the emergency situation. You can dial in or video-in by Continue Reading »

Torah Fund Luncheon Cancelled

Posted on March 10, 2020

Amy Schultz to Receive Leadership Recognition Award

Posted on March 8, 2020

Amy Schultz was unanimously selected as the 2019-2020 Beth Shalom Sisterhood Past Presidents’ Leadership Recognition Award Honoree. This award will be presented at the Torah Fund luncheon on April 14. The Past Presidents have inspired and motivated many women into assuming leadership responsibilities. The award was established in 1989. Amy Schultz is the current Sisterhood VP of Continue Reading »

Early Childhood Summer Camp

Posted on March 3, 2020

From The Rabbi’s Study

Posted on March 3, 2020

Bat Mitzvah – Nina Eliana McNay

Posted on March 1, 2020

  Nina Eliana McNay became a Bat Mitzvah on February 29.     She is Nina is the daughter of Dawn Gale and Doug McNay, and is the sister of Logan McNay. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Barbi McNay of Overland Park, Kansas and Marshall Gale, z”l and Pam Gale, z”l of blessed Continue Reading »

James Beard Finalist Delighted Our Palates

Posted on February 19, 2020

This year’s Third Annual Breaking Bread fundraiser event featured Chef Calvin Davis of Freshwater. Chef Davis was nominated for the James Beard Award Rising Star Chef of the Year 2019.   

The Sea of Red

Posted on February 2, 2020

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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 »

Sisterhood Book Club

Posted on March 10, 2020

Sisterhood Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm at Tina Chapman’s home.   The club will discuss “Inheritance” by Dani Shapiro. “A memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry Continue Reading »

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