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Welcome to the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City


The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City includes Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis and serves as the rabbinic voice in and for the Jewish community and the larger Greater Kansas City community.  It guides the community in making religious decisions for community events, supports the rabbis in their personal and professional growth and develops and nourishes collegial relationships within the Association.  The Kansas City metropolitan area, Jewish and non-Jewish, is extremely fortunate to have this long standing Association of good will and united action.

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March 21, 2019
COMMUNITY-WIDE PURIM SEUDAH

Village Shalom
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Registration required by March 14.
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Month of March 2019
Congregations help Feed the Hungry for Passover

April 20, 2019
Community Second Night Passover Seder
Congregation Ohev Sholom
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August 10, 2019
Community Tisha B’AV Observance

Congregation Beth Shalom TBA

August 15, 2019
Community-wide Course: “Judaism for Conversion Candidates” Begins in Fall
Jewish Community Campus

August 25, 2019
Day of Discovery' to Kick Off Year of Jewish Learning
Jewish Community Campus

September 21, 2019
Community Selichot Program and Service
Congregation Beth Torah

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 Government Shutdown
Emergency Assistance Fund
Jewish Voices United

"The hired worker's wages shall not remain with you overnight until morning."
Vayikra/Leviticus 19:1

The federal government shutdown is affecting many of our friends and neighbors in the Kansas City metro area. Uncertainty over the length of the furlough is causing anxiety and stress for government employees who are not receiving pay, as well as those who rely on government assistance for basic needs.

To help with this developing situation, local Jewish organizations are coming together under the banner of Jewish Voices United to collect emergency funds. The funds will be used to assist food recipients of Jewish Family Services and Jewish Vocational Service who are affected by the government shutdown. All donations will be collected by the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.

The goal: to raise $35,000 to provide much-needed food assistance during the shutdown.* 100% of your donation will go directly to individuals and families in the form of gift cards, redeemable at area grocery stores to help address the threat of food insecurity during the shutdown.

Federal workers have not been paid for almost a month, making it increasingly difficult for them to meet their financial obligations. At the same time, more than 700 families served by JFS and JVS rely on federal SNAP (food stamp) benefits to make ends meet. While these families have received their January and February government assistance, early payment of funds has created concerns that they will run out of food by mid-February. It is unclear whether they will receive March SNAP benefits.

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The Government Shutdown Emergency Assistance Fund is in partnership with these Jewish Voices United Members: Avodah, Congregation Beth Torah, Congregation Kol Ami, Congregation Ohev Sholom, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, The Jewish Community Center-The J, Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Community Relations Bureau|AJC, Jewish Family Services, Jewish Federation, Jewish Vocational Service, and TribeKC.

This fundraising effort is also in partnership with: Congregation BIAV, Kehilath Israel Synagogue, Temple Sinai, and The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah.

*Any unused funds (once the government shutdown ends) will be donated to the Chesed Fund, which provides financial assistance for those facing crisis situations, and those in chronic need.

 

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Friends:

We welcome all who seek to worship and study with us, regardless of their religious background and convictions, as the Tanakh instructs us, “Let my house be a house of prayer for all peoples.” (Isaiah 56:7)

However, we also request that all those who worship and study with and among us be respectful of Judaism and our customs. 

There have, at times, been those who believe that their religious duty requires them to testify to their faith in public and to convert Jews to Christianity.  We understand that such people act out of their personal convictions. Yet, common decency requires that all of us respect the religious convictions of the Jewish community, as well. Therefore, we cannot tolerate those people who would damage Judaism or Jews, or who would take advantage of our openness and hospitality to seduce Jews into another religion.  Anyone engaging in proselytizing among Jews at Jewish communal events will be asked to leave that event, and not to return to any events within the Jewish community.

Thank you for your respect for our religious convictions and the decorum that we request of all members of the community we share.
Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City

 

 

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