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Jewish Experiences @ The J

Gateways to Jewish history, culture and celebration
  • Midwest Jewish Artists Laboratory Network: exhibitions and hands-on workshops by professional Jewish artists
  • Theatre Surround Events: Stand alone programs that also enrich your experience of productions in our White Theatre
  • Biblical Hebrew and ancient Jewish culture
  • Get Lit: Visiting authors and ongoing discussion groups for those who love great Jewish Literature
  • Installations  and Exhibitions 
  • Just for Fun: Grand Slam Bridge Tournament, Annual Community Trivia Bowl, Kosher dinners, Firepits and a Flick, and MORE!

What's happening at Jewish Experiences @ The J right now and in the immediate future?

The InHEIRitance Project
Midwest Jewish Artist's Lab
Beginning Biblical Hebrew
Theatre Surround Events
Community Trivia Bowl
Get Lit: Literary Salons

Upcoming Community Events

Community-Wide Purim Seudah (a festive meal on Purim day), Sunday, March 12, 3:30 p.m. at Village Shalom! All ages welcome. Afternoon includes: a Purim-sing-along, an interactive Purim study, light dinner, assemble Shalach Manot gift bags and an optional Megillah Reading. Led by area clergy!  No charge. Bring a canned good for JFS Food Pantry. Sponsored by Rabbinical Association in collaboration with Village Shalom and funded by the Flo Harris Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater KC. Advance reservations required (reserve early as seating is limited) by March 3. RSVP online at kcrabbis.org and indicate number of people attending and name of each person.

Community Passover University Offers ways to Create An Awesome DIY Seder - Thursday, March 30, 6:45-9:00 p.m. at the Jewish Community Campus.  Clergy will share unique ways to create an Awesome Seder. Space is limited and advance registration required by March 24. Registration fee is $5; register at: kcrabbis.org and indicate choice of two workshop sessions you wish to attend. Visit kcrabbis.org for list of workshops and more information. Those in attendance will have a chance to enter their name into a special drawing to win a Passover Seder ‘Meal-to-Go’ for 4. One complimentary Passover gift will be provided to each participating family.  Email your favorite Passover recipe by March 24 to be included in a community Passover recipe booklet. Sponsored by the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City.

Order Passover Seder Meals-To-Go prepared by Kosher Connection under supervision of the Vaad Hakashrut of Kansas City. Order forms can be found at www.kcrabbis.org, area congregations and the Jewish Community Campus (display rack in front lobby). All prepaid orders must be received by Monday, March 27.  Pay by credit card by logging on to www.kcrabbis.org or send a check (payable to the Rabbinical Association) to: Rabbinical Association, 5801 W. 115th, Box 113, Overland Park, KS 66211).  Food orders must be picked up Monday, April 10, between noon and 2:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom. For questions, or to inquire about confidential financial assistance, contact Annette Fish, Administrator/Program Director, Rabbinical Association of Greater KC: [email protected] or (913) 327-4622.

Day of Discovery 2017 – Save the date: Sunday, August 27, 2017 and watch for more information!

Community Passover Food Drive Hunger never takes a holiday. As we approach the season of Passover, there will be hundreds among us who will struggle to put food on the table let alone those special items to celebrate a Seder. YOU can help make a difference. Join Jewish Family Services, The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City and area congregations in collecting Passover food items. (The first Seder begins Monday, April 10.) More than 160 families will be helped through your participation in the Passover food drive.

Among the items needed are grape juice, Matzah and Matzah meal, cake meal, baking mixes, Matzah ball mix and soup. Packaged items should be labeled “kosher for Passover”. Drop off items at your congregation through March 27.  Monetary donations are also being accepted by check or online through the JFS site http://www.jfskc.org/; funds are used to purchase food items to include in the holiday food packages. By participating in the Passover Food Drive you are putting into action the traditional words of the Haggadah, ‘let all who are hungry come and eat”. For information about the Food Pantry, please contact Jo Hickey, JFS Food Pantry Director at (913) 327-8257 or email her at [email protected].

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