From the KC Jewish Chronicle Rabbi Alpert to lead Rabbinical Association of Greater KC Rabbi Doug Alpert, spiritual leader of Congregation Kol Ami, was recently elected as president of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City. Rabbi Alpert succeeds Rabbi David Glickman of Congregation Beth Shalom. Elected to serve with Rabbi Alpert is Rabbi Javier Cattapan of Congregation Beth Torah who accepted the position of vice president and Rabbi Scott White, Congregation Ohev Sholom, is secretary-treasurer. The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City includes Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Reform rabbis and serves as the rabbinic voice in and for the Jewish community and the larger GreaterRead More →

Jill Maidhof is Director, Jewish Experiences at the Jewish Community Center and was the project director for the “Wall of Respect,” a portable art piece inspired by the 1967 mural by the same name created by Chicago artists representing the Organization of Black American Culture. It fostered Black pride, revitalized the neighborhood and gave birth to a national community mural movement. Ms. Maidhof said, “We want people to have an experience that will challenge the way they look at art and grow their ability to see beyond the obvious in order to decode symbols and create meaning. We want it to inspire exploration of culturalRead More →

2018 High Holidays Worship Schedule Like last year, our High Holidays services will be held at: Kansas City United Church of Christ (Formerly Country Club Congregational Church) (West 65th and Brookside Road across the street from Southwest High School) 205 West 65th Street, Kansas City, MO 64113 EVERYONE IS WELCOME. NO TICKETS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND SERVICES. Entrance is at the front of the building. Accessible entrance available before and after services on the south side of the church off Linden Road. Parking on the streets or in free lot next to the Trolley Trail. Erev Rosh Hashanah                     Sunday, September 9th Children’s Service                           6:30 PM Evening Service                               7:30 PM RoshRead More →

Calling Kol Ami Kids and Students Roberta Solomon, a member of Kol Ami who lives in Portland, OR, will be back in KC to sing our Rosh Hashanah services this year. On Sunday, September 9th, we will have the chance to sing her setting of “Bayom Hahu.” She has said that “young people should always play a significant role when it’s sung.” So we’re hoping that Kol Ami’s kids and students who enjoy singing will sign up to sing this with Roberta and the other adult singers. FAQs How old should students be? Old enough to be able to learn a tune and sing theRead More →

Join us for our monthly Shabbat speaker series on July 6th. Hear from Leslie Ann McNolty from The Center for Practical Bioethics. She will provide an overview of the Center and the context and strategies for the priority areas it is working to affect, along with the ways it includes voices and perspectives infrequently invited to participate in these issues. The Center for Practical Bioethics is a nonprofit, free-standing and independent organization nationally recognized for its work in practical bioethics. For more than 30 years, the Center has helped patients and their families, healthcare professionals, policymakers and corporate leaders grapple with difficult issues in healthcare andRead More →