Mazel Tov to the Buchbinder Family

Bat Mitzvah: Mira Buchbinder

Mira Buchbinder, daughter of Baree Nottberg and Scott Buchbinder, will become a Bat Mitzvah on May 11. Mira is the granddaughter of Bonnie and Herb Buchbinder and Leslie and Don Nottberg. She is the older sister of two energetic boys, Theo and Colby. Mira enjoys playing soccer and volleyball, shopping with her friends, listening to music and traveling. Her happiest place on earth is Herzl Camp in Wisconsin. Only 75 days! For her mitzvah project, she is collecting new hygiene products for the non-profit Giving the Basics. 

News & Events

At-a-Glance Calendar: Week of May 6

Monday, May 6

Yom HaShoah

Tuesday, May 7

5:00pm In the Kitchen with Kramer: Hummus & Falafel

6:00pm Nehemiah Gathering

Wednesday, May 8

10:00am Torah Study

11:30am Klein Collection Learning Group

6:30pm Confirmation Service Rehearsal (and pizza dinner)

6:45pm Mah Jongg

7:00pm Jewish Journeys

Friday, May 10

6:00pm Graduation Camp Erev Shabbat Service and Dinner

Saturday, May 11

10:30am Shabbat Service (Bat Mitzvah of Mira Buchbinder)

Sunday, May 12

Mother's Day

Lag BaOmer

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Save the Dates!

Friday, May 14, 6:00pm

Yom HaAtzma-ut Book Club

Friday, May 17, 6:00pm

Confirmation Shabbat Service

Sunday, May 19, 9:00am

Babies and Tots

Sunday, May 19, 10:00am

Sundays with Sisterhood: Family Breakfast & Helping in the Mitzvah Garden


Be a puppeteer or voice actor for this year's High Holy Days puppet services!

Contact Abby at curator@bnaijehudah for info and rehearsal schedule.

Social Justice Committee Updates

We know all too well that our world – local, regional, national, global – needs our tikkun olam energy and action. Here’s what our congregation is doing, and how to support us through raising your voice.


Starting summer 2023, our Social Justice Committee joined the Good Faith Network on behalf of our congregation. It is a national, interfaith initiative. In Johnson County, 28 congregations (Christian, Jewish and Muslim) have created a local network where together we work to improve the lives of those in our community.


The Good Faith Network has identified three crucial focuses: affordable housing, homelessness and mental health. The Network has helped pool resources, collect research, find funding sources and promote effective advocacy with our County Commissioners. The Network has also developed a process for working with our Commissioners to make important policy and funding changes to help achieve these important goals.


Why are we talking to you, our fellow congregants? We need your voice so that we can urge our Commissioners to continue this work. Evidence of effectiveness? Last year, 1,200 people - members of our community’s congregations – participated in the Network’s culminating event, the Nehemiah Gathering (held at COR). Their collective voices have resulted in crucial policy and program changes that are moving us toward accomplishing our goals.


And we have a special connection to Nehemiah as the Good Faith Network’s model.


This year, the Nehemiah Gathering is May 7, 6:00pm, at the Church of the Resurrection. Please come! Help our congregation make a strong showing of support. Our goal is to raise 1,500 voices in unison to encourage the Commission to continue this work. That is a mighty voice. Please join us, lend your voice. It will be heard!


For questions or more information contact any of these members of the Social Justice Committee:

Dan Adler

(913) 205-1631


Jeanne Adler

 Reva Friedman

(785) 766-7765

Alice Jacks

(816) 547-4553


Donna Thalblum

(913) 669-5229

Sisterhood Judaica Shop

Read the May 2024 Sisterhood Connections Newsletter

Treat yourself to this dainty Climbing Flower Tallit set. Made of silk, with embroidered flowers and greenery, it includes a matching kippah and shoulder bag.

Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 11:00am-2:00pm

Sunday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Shop online or email Pam Auerbach or Marcia Soltz to schedule an appointment. Sisterhood members can use the passcode TENOFF to receive 10% off your online purchases.

From the Klein Collection: Rimonim

The texture on these silver rimonim is reminiscent of embroidered fabric. Bells hang from the main segment to make beautiful music as the Torah is carried around a synagogue. These rimonim were made in Morocco, so it’s likely that they were used with a hard-sided Torah tik, as is the custom in Sephardic communities.

Want to learn more about the Klein Collection or schedule a group tour? Contact Abby Magariel at for more information.


May their memories be for a blessing.

Marilyn Abrams, Ronald Winn and Randall Winn on the death of their mother, Meriel Winn, who passed away on March 28.

Ken Rubinow on the death of his father, Allan Rubinow, who passed away on April 3.

Mark Katzman, on the death of his father, Meyer "Mike" Katzman, who passed away on April 4.

Leigh Dorman, on the death of her mother, Jacquelin Korn Boston, who passed away on April 5.

Marcia Steinzeig and Susan Steinzeig, on the death of their mother, Gloria Steinzeig, who passed away on April 8.

Evelyn Harris, on the death of her stepdaughter, Rebecca Burchram, who passed away on

April 14.

Diane Davidner and daughters, Mia Feldman, Jennie Cattano and Rachel Einstein on the death of Dr. Mark Davidner, who passed away on April 16.

Community Connections

Kansas Holocaust Commemoration

Monday, May 6 at 1:00pm

Ramada Inn Downtown, Topeka, KS

Please join us at the State of Kansas Holocaust Commemoration. Personal remarks will be provided by Micha Menczer as he reflects on his family’s experiences during the Holocaust.

Reservations are required. Click here to make your reservation.

JFS is Here for our Community

Jewish Family Services (JFS) is here for our community during times of everyday need or in times of crisis like those our Jewish community is currently experiencing. JFS works to bring additional resources and support to members of our community. If you need support, please contact the JFS Navigator at (913) 730-1433. For a list of services JFS provides, visit at

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