TCBJ Testimonials

“On February 2, 2019, we’ll be married 50 years and we’ve been members ever since. It’s all about family for us—our children, grandchildren and our congregational family. These are the ties that bind us to the Jewish Community. Our contribution is for our children’s and grandchildren’s future. Gail grew up in Mankato, Minnesota and her parents drove an hour and a half every Sunday so that she could attend religious school at her congregation. From generation to generation, we hope to continue this legacy.”

Gail and Harry Himmelstein

“On February 2, 2019, we’ll be married 50 years and we’ve been members ever since. It’s all about family for us—our children, grandchildren and our congregational family. These are the ties that bind us to the Jewish Community. Our contribution is for our children’s and grandchildren’s future. Gail grew up in Mankato, Minnesota and her parents drove an hour and a half every Sunday so that she could attend religious school at her congregation. From generation to generation, we hope to continue this legacy.”
"B'nai Jehudah has always been my religious and spiritual home; and, it became Howard's almost 25 years ago.  My parents stressed the importance of maintaining Jewish roots and believed the synagogue, as well as the Jewish community was central to our Jewish identity.  We believe in the importance of maintaining a strong and vibrant synagogue to: provide Jewish education to children and adults; give comfort to those who are grieving; provide support to those who are struggling; and help celebrate joyous times for others.  We all experience those emotions during our lives and we want to do what we can to insure that B'nai Jehudah maintains its vibrancy and is a place where people can feel a connection to Judaism and to their community.”

Rosanne and Howard Rosen

“B’nai Jehudah has always been my religious and spiritual home; and, it became Howard’s almost 25 years ago.  My parents stressed the importance of maintaining Jewish roots and believed the synagogue, as well as the Jewish community was central to our Jewish identity.  We believe in the importance of maintaining a strong and vibrant synagogue to: provide Jewish education to children and adults; give comfort to those who are grieving; provide support to those who are struggling; and help celebrate joyous times for others.  We all experience those emotions during our lives and we want to do what we can to insure that B’nai Jehudah maintains its vibrancy and is a place where people can feel a connection to Judaism and to their community.”
“I grew up in a large Jewish community in Miami Beach. My husband Tim was raised in a small town in Kansas. “When we moved to the area, we looked for a temple where we felt a strong connection to the Jewish community and a truly welcoming environment. We found both at B’nai Jehudah. We lend our support so that our girls and other children will have the opportunity to grow up at our temple.”

Sharon and Tim Iseman

“I grew up in a large Jewish community in Miami Beach. My husband Tim was raised in a small town in Kansas. “When we moved to the area, we looked for a temple where we felt a strong connection to the Jewish community and a truly welcoming environment. We found both at B’nai Jehudah. We lend our support so that our girls and other children will have the opportunity to grow up at our temple.”
“I’m a lifelong member of B’nai Jehudah. I didn’t always appreciate the importance of our congregation, as I do now. My Opa (grandfather in German) was sponsored to come to the U.S. from Germany by Rabbi Mayer, a cousin and former rabbi at B’nai Jehudah. Every time I go to services, I think I wouldn’t be here if B’nai Jehudah wasn’t here for my Opa. Now, the congregation is even more special to me. It was where my husband and I had our “first date.” My husband Jay isn’t from KC. Four years ago, I invited him to attend Yom Kippur services with my family. After services, he asked me out for our first official date and we were married two years ago by Rabbi Nemitoff.”

Madeline and Jay Benjamin

“I’m a lifelong member of B’nai Jehudah. I didn’t always appreciate the importance of our congregation, as I do now. My Opa (grandfather in German) was sponsored to come to the U.S. from Germany by Rabbi Mayer, a cousin and former rabbi at B’nai Jehudah. Every time I go to services, I think I wouldn’t be here if B’nai Jehudah wasn’t here for my Opa. Now, the congregation is even more special to me. It was where my husband and I had our “first date.” My husband Jay isn’t from KC. Four years ago, I invited him to attend Yom Kippur services with my family. After services, he asked me out for our first official date and we were married two years ago by Rabbi Nemitoff.”

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