IT’S GOING TO BE A GOOD YEAR

 

L’SHANA TOVA

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We wish everyone a happy, healthy, and meaningful new year. May it bring blessings to us and to the world.

A ROSH HASHANAH WISH

 
May this be a good year!

 

ROSH HASHANAH REMINDERS
 
A FEW REMINDERS FOR OUR SERVICES  
  • Please bring your tickets with you to our services and have each person show his/her ticket to our greeters/ushers as you walk in. We do this for security purposes. Please don’t give your tickets to friends. Permit us to welcome them and invite them to become part of our community and receive their own tickets.
  • Because we anticipate all our seats will be filled, please arrive in plenty of time. Try as best as you can to not save extra seats, so that we can accommodate as many as possible in our services.
  • If you need anything during your time in our building, just ask an usher or go to the table situated in our front lobby. We are here to help in any way possible.
  • We have services and activities for children of all ages. We hope that families will bring their children to our Rosh Hashanah services so they can experience the new year at B’nai Jehudah.
  • If you need a ride or anything that we can do to help you experience Rosh Hashanah with the community, please let us know. Call the office (913-663-4050), tell us what you need, and we will do all we can to help

ROSH HASHANAH FAMILY SERVICE

       

Rosh Hashanah 
Family Service

 

Thursday, September 21  
8:30 am 
 
 
We will meet Old Turtle, her great, great, great, great granddaughter, Tova, and we welcome back many familiar puppet friends.
   
 
Come hear the Shofar and the lessons that Old Turtle will teach us about the World

 
We welcome back the 
Paul Mesner Puppets 
as our praying partners.

 

 

All Jewish families are invited. Please invite your friends to join us for this service, open to the entire Jewish community. We hope everyone will join us. 

 
 
 
Our service is supported by Michael Klein, who is inspired by both Paul Mesner’s work & the educational vision of his mother, Frances Gershon.

MITZVAH AND MEMORY

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HIGH HOLIDAY

HARVESTERS FOOD DRIVE

On Rosh Hashanah, you will receive a grocery bag. Please fill it up with non-perishable groceries and bring it back on Yom Kippur. Our annual Harvesters food drive brings in TONS of food to help feed our neighbors. Our goal this year is 8300 pounds, enough to fill an ENTIREHarvesters truck! (For Sukkot we will collect food for the JFS Food Pantry…please be generous then, as well.) 

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ROSEHILL CEMETERY
MEMORIAL SERVICE

It is Jewish tradition to visit the graves of loved ones in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Our annual Cemetery service at Rose Hill Cemetery, will be 3:00 pmSunday, September 24, in our Mausoleum. This service, which remembers all our beloved wherever they may be buried, is a tradition of the congregation. 

A NEW “TRADITION” 

Share in the sweetness  of this New Year

Cookies & Tashlich

 
Thursday, September 21
4:30 – 5:45 pm
Rosh Hashanah afternoon
 
hosted by
Leslie and Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff
  at
Gezer Park 

(133rd & Mission Road – Leawood)
We especially want to encourage ALL the children of the congregation to come and enjoy the playground and open space of this beautiful park. We will have lots of cookies and lemonade. We want folks of all ages to come and be together as a community.
At 5:45 pm, join us where we share in the ceremony of Tashlich. We cast pebbles in the water, symbolically casting our sins away. It is a brief, family-friendly ceremony.
 
IN CASE OF RAIN, THIS EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED.

SHABBAT SHUVAH

Shabbat Shuvah

The Sabbath of Repentance

 
Friday, September 22 – 6:00 pm
Rabbi
H. Scott White

Rabbi – Congregation Ohev Sholom 

   

 
His message is titled:

“Least Likely to Become A Rabbi”

 

Rabbi Scott White grew up at B’nai Jehudah. We are delighted and honored to welcome him back to the bimah for the first time (we think) since he was confirmed in 1974…only 43 years later!
 
Over the last decade and a half, we have used Shabbat Shuvah to hear the special message of return from notable clergy from Kansas City and beyond. Our guests have included Rev. Adam Hamiliton, Rabbi Mark Levin, Rabbi Michael Zedek, Rev. Colin Carson, and others. This year, as he prepares to retire from the active rabbinate in 2019, we welcome Rabbi White. Join us for his “return engagement!” 

 

CONGREGATIONAL TRAVEL

Our trips to Cuba and Israel are not quite filled. We have 6 spaces for Cuba and 4 spaces for Israel.
 
The deadline for Cuba registration is this week.
 
To sign up and/or for more information, contact
Damien Timms in Rabbi Nemitoff’s office
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STAND TOGETHER
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Sunday, October 1 – 7:00 pm 
@ Church of the Resurrection 

On Sunday, October 1, 7:00 pm, good and caring people of Kansas City will gather at Church of the Resurrection to address what the Kansas City community can do to stand up for our neighbors and against the hate and intimidation espoused by white nationalist and white supremacist groups.  
What began as a conversation between Rabbi Nemitoff, Rev. Hamilton and other faith leaders has developed into this evening of shared support and commitment. We will learn about these groups, their tactics, and their goals.  
 
We will stand together and pledge our support
for every community in our town…
regardless of race, religion, or nationality.
We will not be divided.
 
For more information and to register

   

HOLIDAY/WEEKEND UPCOMING EVENTS  

Wednesday, September 20 
Erev Rosh Hashanah
7:30 pm – Evening Service
 
Thursday, September 21 
Rosh Hashanah
8:30 am – Family Service
 
10:30 am – Morning Service
 
10:30 am – Youth Service (grades 4-7)
 
10:30 am – Children’s Programming; Child Care
 
4:30 pm – Cookies & Tashlich
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hosted by Leslie and Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff
@ Gezer Park – 133rd & Mission – Leawood 
 
5:45 pm – Tashlich
@ Gezer Park 
 
Friday, September 22
Shabbat Shuvah
5:30 pm – Bisseleh Nosh
 
6:00 pm – Erev Shabbat Service
Guest Speaker: Rabbi H. Scott White
 
Saturday, September 23
10:30 am – Shabbat Service
Sally Mondry, daughter of Sarah and Russ Mondry,
will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah
 
Sunday, September 24
8:30 am – Brotherhood Breakfast Club Opens

9:00 am – Sisterhood Judaica Shop Opens

9:15 am – Religious School

3:00 pm – Rose Hill Memorial Service
@ Rose Hill Cemetery