Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W. 115th Street, Overland Park, KS. Some events require an RSVP or enrollment in our programs, so please confirm your spot in advance. Please check directly with JFS on program dates, as dates may change.
In The J KC Board Room. Spouses & partners are welcome. Open to anyone touched by intertility or adoption. People of all religious and spiritual backgrounds invited. Call 913-730-1425 for more information.
Jewish Family Services is hosting a new Grief and Loss Support Group for 2019 that continues for 10 sessions. The group begins January 16, and meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 2-3:30 p.m. in Conference Room A at the Jewish Community Campus. The group, which is free, provides the opportunity to address issues of loss and grief within a Jewish spiritual context in a warm and confidential environment. The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City also sponsors the group.
The group is co-facilitated by Rabbi Mark Levin and Erica Bench, MSW. The support group is for individuals grieving from the death of a spousal partner, life partner or immediate adult family member. Rabbi Levin will offer feedback based upon his Jewish spiritual background.
Those who have attended the support group have said it is the only place where people understand what they are going through.
“Members of the group receive support, share resources and move through the grieving process together.”
While there is no charge to attend the support group, those wishing to participate (or who would like additional information) should register by contacting Debra Orbuch Grayson, JFS Clinical Manager at (913) 327-8298 or email email@example.com.
A five-part series for in-depth learning to discover and document your family history!
Join Ron Doctor, Ph.D., for a five-part series exploring Jewish genealogy.
Attend the sessions that interest you!
May 23: Genetic Genealogy: You’ve taken a DNA test. Now what?
June 13: Exploring JewishGen, Part 1
July 11: Exploring JewishGen, Part 2
August 8: Getting the most from Ancestry, MyHeritage and FamilySearch.
Sept. 12: Putting it all together in your family tree software.
This program is free, but reservations are requested by calling
The Heritage Center reception desk at 913-327-8044.
Open to all.
PHENOMENAL WOMEN Enjoy this theatrical presentation that provides an insightful look at six strong women, national and local, who have earned their rightful place in American History.
The Senior Barn Players is the first community theater in the nation to deliver entertainment wherever a sponsoring group can provide the audience. They are a not-for-profit organization of volunteers 55 years old or better who are interested in the performing arts and in service to the community. In a single season they have performed more than 350 bookings for audiences totaling over 16,000 people!
*there are photos on their website: http://seniorbarnplayers.com/ that we could use. Thanks so much, Susie