Rabbi’s Discussion

Check out Rabbi’s Video Discussions and Commentaries here. Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn ( www.templeisraelkc.org) commentary Sept 8, on the Torah Portion Parasha KI Tavo: the real meaning of the Ingathering of Exiles Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn ( www.templeisraelkc.org) commentary Sept 5, on the Torah Portion Parsha KI Tetzei: compassion towards animals, explains why the laws that demand compassion towards animals are important, specially this time of the year. Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn ( www.templeisraelkc.org) commentary Aug 13, on the Torah portion Ekev: taking care of ourselves so we can care for others : Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn ( www.templeisraelkc.org) commentary July 11 on The Haftarah of Pinchas: the little small voice: The need to ignore the fire and brimstone speeches and focus on the gentle internal voice. Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn from www.templeisraelkc.org commentary June 14 on Parasha Korach:...

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Rabbi Featured as International Rabbinic Leader...

Rabbi featured as International Rabbinic...

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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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Jewish Resources Online

National and Kansas City Jewish Community Services & Links Local Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City – jewishkansascity.org Jewish Community Foundation – jcfkc.org Jewish Heritage Foundation – jhf-kc.org Menorah Legacy Foundation – menorahlegacy.org Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (JCC)  –jcckc.org Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee  – jewishkansascity.org/Resources/Local-Resources/JCRB-AJC Jewish Family Services (JFS)  – jfskc.org Jewish Vocational Service – jvskc.org Jewish Community Archives of Greater Kansas City – umkc.edu/whmckc/JCA/JCA.htm Other Rabbinical Association – kcrabbis.org Village Shalom – villageshalom.org Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy – hbha.edu KU Hillel  – kuhillel.org The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle – kcjc.com Midwest Center for Holocaust Education  – mcheckc.org National World ORT  – ort.org American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee – jdc.org Jewish Agency for Israel – jafi.org.il Union for Reform Judaism...

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From our Director of Education

Hello Everyone! I am so thrilled to be working with Temple Israel and Rabbi Jacques on this new, innovative approach to Jewish Education. I have a passionate commitment to encouraging Jewish education and identity. I think it is imperative for each of us to understand and take seriously the idea that we are “the people of the book.” Learning is a part of Jewish heritage and tradition and it is our responsibility, and I might add our joy, to understand who we are as Jews. After all, how can we possibly pass on to the next generation what we do not know! And if we don’t pass it on … who will? One of our goals is to create a learning environment and learning opportunities that meet the needs of busy lives. Both the...

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