News & Events

How to Reach Clergy in an Emergency
We have a new, easier way for you to reach us when an after-hours emergency arises:
Call our main number 913-663-4050 and dial zero (0).

Your call will be forwarded to an emergency line so our clergy can respond as soon as they are able.
Time to Sign Up for Mitzvah Day
Sunday, May 15 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | B'nai Jehudah & offsite locations
Join us at Mitzvah Day 2022 for fantastic volunteer opportunities, a chance to connect with our B'nai Jehudah family, and a special day of giving back.

We have options for all ages and abilities: indoor and outdoor projects, the Blood Drive and supplies donations. Most mitzvah projects kick off at 11:00 am with sign in and swag pick up, a Brotherhood-sponsored lunch and a group photo. If your project is off-site, we'll have to-go lunches available!

How you can help:

Questions? Check the links above for more information, or Contact Rabbi Leighton!
Click here for more info, including the menu of sweet treats!
B'nai Jehudah Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 5:30 pm | via Zoom

It is important we have a quorum for the Annual Meeting. Please list the name of all attendees from your household who will be in attendance. Click here for more information about the Annual Meeting, including supporting information.

RSVP for the Annual Meeting here or call 913.663.4050 to RSVP. You will receive an emailed Zoom link to connect to the Annual Meeting once you have registered.
Upcoming Events

Lag B'Omer Study Break (for teens)
Thursday, May 19 | 5:00-7:00 pm | B'nai Jehudah Youth Lounge
Need a break from studying for finals/end of year tests? Join PBnJ in the youth lounge for some food and a sweet treat! Students in grades 7-12 are invited for a chill time and a couple of hours of relaxation! $10 per participant; Minimum of 5 students is required for this program to occur. 

Celebrate 50 Years of Women on the Bimah!
Friday, June 3 | 6:00 pm | B’nai Jehudah

Last July, we welcomed our first-ever female Senior Rabbi. Almost a year later, we are excited to host a special Erev Shabbat service, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sally J. Priesand, the first woman publicly ordained as rabbi. The service will be immediately followed by a free congregational dinner, sponsored by Sisterhood.

All-Call for Tech Club Members!
All Ages Welcome to Inquire
Are you interested in A/V? Are you the go-to person for all things tech in your household? We invite you to join our Tech Club!

Our next three meetings are:
  • Sunday, May 22: 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 12: 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 22: 5:30-7:00 pm 

Learn how to run cameras/audio for Shabbat services or special events. Training, fun and cool equipment included.

Email Emily Williams at if you are interested. Meeting times can be flexible, so reach out even if these times may not work for your schedule.
Expanding Search for B'nai Jehudah Accountant
We are expanding our search for the In-House Accountant team member at B’nai Jehudah, and we need your help! If you or someone you know has the skill set needed and wants to make a positive difference in the daily life and operations of our congregation, please share this job description.

Questions? Contact Dede Smith, Director of Operations.
Sisterhood News
Click here to read The Sisterhood Connection for information about the Mother's & Father's Day Cards and Flower Bulbs sale, and read below for Judaica Shop sale info!
Shabbat Happenings
May 13
6:00 pm: Erev Shabbat service

May 14
10:30 am: Shabbat Morning service, with guest speaker, B'nai Jehudah member Julie Kaplan

Please join us in worship in the building or virtually on Facebook Live or on Vimeo

During the last day of Yalla!, students created a living museum for their parents to experience. It was a great learning opportunity for all!
Community News
Career Assistance Available through Career Skills and Connections
Looking for career assistance, Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) and Jewish Family Services (JFS) can help. Career Skills and Connections is a joint program offering comprehensive job search guidance to professionals in the Kansas City Metro area. Providing executive coaching and employment assistance to individuals from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds with a variety of work histories and experiences. Services include one-on-one career coaching addressing issues such as building your resume, mastering interviews, creating a compelling LinkedIn profile, and access to JVS’s network of local employers. Services are available virtually and in person at the JVS Office.

To join the program, individuals must be 18 years old or older, eligible to work in the United States, and have a high school diploma or GED. For more information and to register, contact Sabrina Simon at or 816-895-2764.
Stay up to date with The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah on social media!