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Welcome

Temple Israel is a progressive Jewish Reform congregation: tolerant & international, participatory & flexible and, above all, warm and welcoming to both Jewish and interfaith families.

An Intimate Evening of Music with Noah Geller...

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Classical music lovers in Kansas City had a rare opportunity to hear Noah Geller, concertmaster of the Kansas City Symphony, play in solo recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 12, in a Hanukkah concert presented by Temple Israel of Greater Kansas City. The performance was at the Rolling Hills Campus, 9300 Nall in Overland Park, where Temple Israel currently holds its worship services.

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Our Rabbi

Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn, was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and ordained at Hebrew Union College (Cincinnati, Ohio). He hails from a line of Hasidic Polish rabbis who emigrated to Brazil in 1929. His maternal grandfather came to Uruguay in 1930 where he became one of the founders of that Jewish community. He is considered an expert on the so-called anusim, the descendents of Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity but who maintained their Jewish identity secretly in some cases, until today. As an advisor for international organizations, such as Kulanu, Rabbi Cukierkorn has been a key player in some of the most controversial mass “returnings” of Jews to the rest of the tribe, from the crypto-Jews of northern Brazil to the Abayudaba of Uganda. He is dedicated to helping people learn about Judaism...

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