News & Events

Bat Mitzvah: Chloe Hersch

May 27

Amy and David Hersch announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Chloe Lillian on May 27. Chloe is a competitive dancer and participates in middle school cheer and choir. She babysits in the summer and loves going to dance camp and Camp Ramah in the Rockies. For her mitzvah project, Chloe made and sold bracelets, then donated the proceeds she earned to the charity Dancers for Cancer. She loves traveling. She has been to a few Caribbean countries to see amazing sea life and have new experiences.

Blessing a New Baby

We are excited to bless Aidan Daniel Bowron during our Erev Shabbat Service on May 26! Born March 18, 2023, to Megan and Micah Bowron of O'Fallon, IL, Aidan is the grandchild of maternal grandparents and B'nai Jehudah members Barbara and Robert Bloch and Edward and Anne Klugman. Paternal grandparents are Paul Bowron and Kathy Bowron of Detroit, MI. 

To share your simcha in enews, please click here to submit your information, photos welcome!

To talk to our rabbis about blessing a new baby during Erev Shabbat Services, call us at 913.663.4050.

Office Closures:

The B'nai Jehudah office will be closed:

  • Friday, May 26 in observance of Shavuot; Our building will be open that day for Shavuot/Yizkor service at 10:30 am and Erev Shabbat service at 6:00 pm.
  • Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day

If you have a rabbinic emergency, please call 913.663.4050 and follow the prompts.

At-a-Glance Calendar

May 23: Annual Meeting

May 25: Erev Shavuot and Confirmation Ceremony, 6 pm

May 26:

  • Shavuot Yizkor Service, 10:30 am
  • Erev Shabbat Service, 6:00 pm
  • Office CLOSED for Shavuot

June 2: Shabbat in the City at Prairiefire, 6pm

June 15:

June 16:

  • Erev Shabbat & Board Installation
  • IMOT Shabbat Dinner

June 21 & 22: Singles Mingle

Annual Meeting

May 23 | 6:30 pm

Celebrate 152 years of B'nai Jehudah at tomorrow evening's VIRTUAL Annual Meeting! We'll honor outgoing Board President Amanda Morgan King and incoming Board President Andy Navran. Click this link to register; you will receive a Zoom link via email to access the meeting.

Shavuot & Confirmation Ceremony

May 25 | 6:00 pm

Celebrate our 2023 Confirmation Class during this special Erev Shavuot service! A dessert reception immediately follows the service so we can continue to celebrate and congratulate our students!

No registration needed.

Shabbat in the City

June 2 | 6:00 pm

We're taking a few Erev Shabbat Services on the road! Beat the heat with one of these (indoor) Shabbat experiences. No registration needed.

From the Klein Collection: Astrolabe

Roughly translating to “star-taker” in Greek, an astrolabe is an instrument used for astronomy, astrology, and navigation. The tool was invented sometime in the height of the Roman empire and remained a popular apparatus until the 18th century, when the sextant replaced it as an easier-to-use navigating tool. This piece was made in the 19th century, so it’s more likely that it was a sort of hobby object than a serious navigational tool. 

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klein astrolabe

Father's Day Fundraiser

Make someone feel special this Father's Day! Your donation to Sisterhood will help support B'nai Jehudah, and your loved one will receive a meaningful card to celebrate the holiday.

There is still time to give for Father's Day! Donate by June 5 so Sisterhood can send your Father's Day cards.

Donate Here

Mazel tov to these couples on their milestone May anniversaries!


Andrea & Zachary Fargo (10)

Natalie & Joseph Gershon (15)

Stacey & Harry Madigan (15)

Mory & Adam Sanderson (15)

Debbie & Scott Schroering (20)

Hedy & David Brizendine (20)

Colleen & Gregory Horwitz (20)

Carrie & Benyamine Mizrahi (20)

Connie & Aaron Zack (20)

Miriam & Aaron Rittmaster (25)

Erin & Bradley Smuckler (25)

Dierdre & Ronald Baker (30)

We love celebrating anniversaries! Due to limited space, we list milestone anniversaries only. This includes every 5 years through 60; then, after 60, every year. We can't wait to list your next milestone anniversary!

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