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Jewish Life & Learning: Adult Programs


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Best Selling Author Nicole Mones presents A Night in Shanghai

Book talk and audio-visual presentation about this exciting era

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.





In April, faith communities from all over the community came to J, sharing our grief and lending support following a sudden tragedy. Now let us gather with joy and gratitude!


Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner

November 2

Social Hall Doors open at  4:00 pm; program is from: 4:30 to 6:30 pm


Share your ready-to-eat favorites of sides, salad or dessert


Turkey + kosher turkey + vegetarian entrée + beverages


PLEASE NOTE            

No pork/shellfish products; no kitchen facilities available

BRING THE FAMILY!                     

$10/Adults; $5/Children 5-12; Free/Children under 5



For the JFS food pantry will be collected


Sponsored by the Heartland Alliance of Divine Love in Cooperation with the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, the Jewish Community Center 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."

This presentation is made possibly by a generous contribution from the Sam M. Schultz Jewish Book Fair Fund.

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

BE A PART OF OUR EXHIBITION! Email a photo of what means home to YOU, along with your name and one sentence about the photo. Your photo will be part of a collage included in our opening events!   Send to


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