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People from all over KC gathered for an afternoon of FREE EXPRESSION.
Watch for details about our next event, Interdependence Day, July 5.

Upcoming Events

A Whodunnit Mystery Adventure in the Museum at Prairiefire

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

WATCH FOR DETAILS! YOU'RE the sleuths, working in teams to solve one? two? three or more ????? crimes of passion

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

Co-presesnted 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:

Sayed Kashua: Arab Labor
Tuesday, March 3
12:00 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

A BORROWED IDENTITY   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

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

Thursday, April 23rd


See "ONGOING ADULT CLASSES" tab for info about weekly Nia at the J.

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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