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Day of Discovery




Explore the Joy of Jewish Learning

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Mark your calendar for an exciting, upcoming community program: "Day of Discovery – Explore the Joy of Jewish Learning in Kansas City." This event will be held from 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., at the Jewish Community Campus on Sunday, August 27. 

Participants will have an opportunity to learn, study, and discover some of the community’s finest Jewish educators, rabbis, and cantors, who will lead sessions on a wide range of topics.  Over thirty classes will be offered throughout the day and several first time presenters will participate. 

Registration and a continental breakfast take place from 8:45 – 9:30 a.m., study sessions begin at 9:30 and lunch will be served from 12:15 –1:25 p.m. A dessert reception with door prizes will conclude the day.

Brochures and registration forms will be mailed in July. A listing of classes and information related to the day can be found the end of July. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Class and lunch payments must be received in advance; after the deadline registration fees increase and enrollment is open on a space-available basis.

The cost to participate in “Day of Discovery” is $20 per person, which includes classes, continental breakfast, a kosher box lunch and a dessert reception.  Childcare is available for children 3 months to 8 years with advance reservations.  Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the Jewish Family Services Food Pantry High Holy Day food drive.

The program is co-sponsored by The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City, Jewish Community Center’s Department of Jewish Life and Learning, CAJE/Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, Village Shalom and area congregations.  Principle funding is provided by the Community Legacy Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

For more information, contact Annette Fish, Administrator/Program Director, Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City, by email at afprogram@aol.com or by phone at 913-327-4622.


2017 Day of Discovery Registration

Registration forms have been mailed and the printable form and online registration are active now.


Online registration

Downloadable Brochure with mail-in registration form







Planning for the Day of Discovery began seven months ago and includes a task force with professional and lay representatives from each congregation and sponsoring agency. “It is a delight to work with this remarkable group of dedicated and committed individuals who work tirelessly over the summer to make this event possible,” commented Annette Fish, Administrator/Program Director, Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City.  “Several task force members have been part of the planning for this event since we began offering the program, eight years ago.”


Day of Discovery 2016 Task Force

Photo Caption:

Members of the 2016 Day of Discovery task force meet to discuss plans for the August 28th event. 

Left to Right:  Lainie Decker, Marlene Krakow, Annette Fish, Beth Jordan, MariAnne Birnbaum, Linda Hyken, Elliott Franks.

Second Row:  Grace Slosburg, Marian Kaplan, Seymour Weiner, Steve Chernoff, Vicki Mooney, Stella Doering, Barbara Guiterrez, Jody Gittleman, Joyce Fulps, Felicia Weiner.

Not Pictured:  Richard Borlaza, Alan Edelman, Dayna Gershon, Clint Gillom, Henri Goettel, David Green, Donna Krichiver, Linda Walts.




2015 Day of Discovery Photos

2014 Day of Discovery Photos

2013 Day of Discovery Photos

Photos from August 28, 2011

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