Jewish Community Center
of Greater Kansas City
Announcements & Closings

Jewish Life & Learning: Adult Programs


Upcoming Special Events:

Shanghai on the Eve of World War II

Two extraordinary programs relating to the Shanghai Jewish Ghetto. Both are free and open to the community.

An Evening in Wartime Shanghai

October 20 at 7:00 p.m.
White Theatre

  • View the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum traveling exhibition
  • Hear live music from the era: Klezmer, Jazz, Classical and Chinese Folk
  • See portraits and listen to the personal stories of local refugees
  • Enjoy a presentation of Yiddish literature from the  Shanghai Ghetto
  • Taste ethnic fare from the era

View the program for the evening >

Presented by the University of Kansas (Confucius Institute, Center for East Asian Studies and School of Music);  the Jewish Community Center and the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. Reservations kindly requested; leave names with accepted on space availability basis.

Best Selling Author Nicole Mones presents A Night in Shanghai

October 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Jewish Community Campus Social Hall

Shanghai in 1936 was home to a rich multicultural scene and an influential moneyed crowd. It was also on the verge of Japanese occupation...could there be a more terrific setting for a new novel by Nicole Mones?

"Night in Shanghai, an intelligent historical romance, shows off with forceful insight, terrific characters and a telling sense of detail. And, folks, it swings." -Alan Cheuse, NPR

Book sale and signing following presentation.

Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner

November 2

We are proud to host this annual potluck event. Kashrut and dietary restrictions accommodated - watch for more details!

Sponsored by the Heartland Alliance of Divine Love in Cooperation with the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council and the interfaith community.

From Sholem Aleichem to Larry David:
The Rise of Jewish Comedy in America

November 3

A week prior to our production of Fiddler on the Roof, Columbia professor Jeremy Dauber provides an entertaining homage to its creator, Sholem Aleichem, the man he says "did nothing less than create modern Jewish literature, modern Jewish humor, and a modern Jewish homeland in literature."

Book sale and signing following presentation.


Tangled Roots: Voices, Visions & the Spirit of HOME

December 7: Art Opening

Over the course of the summer and fall of 2014, eight prominent artists are gathering to explore Jewish sources on the many aspects of HOME. Join us in viewing the visual and performing arts pieces reflecting their shared experience.

To meet the artists, watch their progress and contribute to the conversation visit

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