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 solo concert presented by Temple Israel of Greater Kansas City. The performance was in the main sanctuary of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall in Overland Park, where Temple Israel currently holds its worship services.

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Shabbat

Shabbat is the highlight of the week for our members. Dress is casual. The Rabbi asks a different person each week to light the candles. You are encouraged to join in singing the prayers and blessings. Our weekly Shabbat Services are every Friday evening at 6:00 pm. Following services, we gather downstairs for Kiddush, conversation and the weekly deliberation over where to meet for dinner afterwards. Other regular Shabbat programming includes Weekly Torah Study, held each Friday afternoon at 5:00 pm. Once a month, on the third Friday of the month, we feature a speaker from the congregation or community on a wide range of topics. Music by Adirah Our services are made particularly meaningful by Adirah Liebschutz, who leads us in song every Friday. Read more about Adirah. Donations for a Life Cycle Event If you...

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High Holidays

We approach the Days of Awe, the High Holy Days: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur with a mixture of anticipation and solemnity. The 10-day period, beginning with Rosh HaShanah and ending with Yom Kippur, is a time of reflection, prayer and participation in our committed community of worshippers. In addition to evening services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur/ Kol Nidre, we have a Selichot service, a Tashlich service, a class on a current topic, speakers, and a children’s service. If you have questions or want more information about attending High Holidays at Temple Israel, please contact...

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Jewish Festivals

At Temple Israel, the Jewish holidays offer an opportunity to learn more about our tradition and history – and have some fun in the process! We recognize each of the festivals and holidays with an activity, class, program or special speaker at Shabbat services.Check the calendar for upcoming events and programs. Sukkot Simchat Torah Hanukkah Tu BiSh’vat Purim Pesach (Passover) Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Yom Ha’atzma-ut (Israeli Independence Day) Lag Ba’Omer Shavuot Tishah...

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Social Action

We believe tzedakah is not simply a donation of money but also a gift of time, effort, care and attention. And social action is more than a donation: it means we actively engage in the world, working to fight injustice and oppression everywhere. We always need volunteers for our projects; if you want to get involved, contact the chair of our Social Action committee, Joyce Fulps. A few examples of projects that our members have initiated: Relief in Joplin, MO: In August 2011, following the devastating tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri, Temple Israel members took a congregational trip to Joplin. Congregants brought supplies of food and clothing and worshipped with members of The United Hebrew Congregation. Rabbi Cukierkorn felt a special connection to Joplin: “[Joplin] was one of my student pulpits while I was in...

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