Jewish Community Center
of Greater Kansas City
Camp 2015
Announcements & Closings

Jewish Life & Learning: Adult Programs


Upcoming Events

A Whodunnit Mystery Adventure in the Museum at Prairiefire/5801 West 135th Street

Saturday, February 28
7:30 - 10:00 PM

A fantastic donation is to be dedicated this evening, but things have gone terribly wrong! YOU'RE the sleuths, working in teams of up to 8 people to solve 1? 2? 3 or more???? acts of mayhem!

$25/person includes valet parking, Vaad-supervised refreshments, and the chance for your team to win valuable prizes!! 

RSVPs required; (913) 327.8007 by February 23. Tell us the names of people you want to team up with OR let us place you on a sleuthing team..

Co-presented by the Jewish Community Center and The Museum at Prairiefire and made possible by a generous contribution from the Sam Price Family Foundation

SAYED KASHUA: Arab-Israeli author, journalist, screenwriter and educator

Presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City:

ARAB LABOR: Presentation by Sayed Kashua
Tuesday, March 3
12:30 in Conference Room C, upper level of the Campus

Featuring clips from his highly popular Israeli TV series, Kashua will deliver a comic send-up of the life of Israeli Arabs; Free and open to the community

DANCING ARABS   Feature Film and Talk Back
Tuesday, March 3
7:00 pm in the White Theatre

Based largely on Kashua’s highly autobiographical book Dancing Arabs depicts the story of Eyad, a boy from an Arab village who has the opportunity to attend a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem. Striving to assimilate into the Jewish-Israeli culture of the late 1980s, he experiences friendship, love and disappointment, ultimately making a decision that will alter the course of his life forever. The film debuted at the 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival.

$10; general seating; Recommended for audiences 16+ years


“As I was a witness to this darkness, my art chose to mirror it. But it always speaks for the
Hebrew word Tikkun (‘repair’) as well. I hope — I have grandchildren.” — Samuel Bak

   Exhibition March 6 (First Friday)-April 25, 2015

   Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
   2012 Baltimore Ave.
   Kansas City, Mo.
   Paintings by Samuel Bak
   Works on loan from Facing History and Ourselves and
   selected for this exhibition by Bernie and Sue Pucker
   of the Pucker Gallery in Boston

   Lecture March 5, 2015

   7 p.m., Vanderslice Hall, Kansas City Art Institute
   4415 Warwick Blvd. Kansas City, Mo.
   Remarks by Samuel Bak

All events are free and open to the public.
Samuel Bak’s appearance in Kansas City is made possible by the Kansas City Art Institute; the Rabbi Gershon Hadas
Memorial Lecture, a program of Congregation Beth Shalom; Jewish Federation; Jewish Community Center and the
Tzedakah Fund at Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston.

Upcoming Nia Jams:

"An emotional fitness odyssey, Nia is JUST PLAIN EXHILARATING"--New York Times

Spring Jam: Sunday, March 1

10:00am in Studio 3 at the J
Registration by Wednesday Feb 25:  $13  913.327.8077       Registration at the door: $18 --check or credit cards only

NIA "PLAYSHOP": Thursday, April 23rd

4:00 - 8:00 pm* at ARBOR VITAE YOGA AND WELLNESS CENTER, 7235 Central, Kansas City

Featuring First Degree Black Belt Instructor Jason Alan Griffith, stopping in KC during his nationwide tour, with J Nia Instructor Marcell Rudnick


4:-00 - 5:15: Embodied Play With Senses, facilitated by Marcelle

5:15 - 5:30 BRIEF BREAK--feel free to bring light nourishment!

5:30 - Embodied LEARN with Movement: Frankie Say routine facilitated by JasonMaria's place at 5:30pm, than they will pay less.

5:45 - 8:00  Nia Class with Jason. He's created an 80's routine--FUN!!


Registration by April 16: $39/Registration at the door: $44   To register and for more information: jasonalangriffin@com

Schedule doesn't allow you to attend early session(s)? Call for prices:

For more info about Nia at the J, see "ONGOING ADULT CLASSES" tab

Scholar in Residence Daniel C Matt

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Daniel Matt, one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah, has been featured in Time Magazine and has appeared on National Public Radio and the History Channel. He has published over a dozen books, including The Essential Kabbalah (translated into seven languages), Zohar: Annotated and Explained, and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality.

Currently, Dr. Matt is nearing completion of his immense project of translating and annotating the Zohar, the masterpiece of Kabbalah. He is now composing the ninth volume of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition (Stanford University Press), which will complete the Zohar’s commentary on the Torah. For this work, Daniel has been honored with a National Jewish Book Award and a Koret Jewish Book Award. The Koret award called his translation “a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought.”

For twenty years, Daniel served as professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and has also taught at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Daniel lives in Berkeley with his wife Hana.

To enhance your experience with Dr. Matt, we recommend that you read The Essential Kabbalah and/ or God and the Big Bang.

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