The New Reform Temple – Kansas City

Located at the corner of Gregory and Main in Kansas City Missouri, we are the only Jewish Reform congregation that offers all of its activities and services in the midtown area of Kansas City. The New Reform Temple considers itself true to the values of Reform Judaism. Read More.

7100 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 523-7809

Noteworthy


Community Second Night Passover Seder

matzohA community second night of Passover Seder will be offered on Saturday, March 31 and hosted by The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. The Seder is an opportunity for family and friends to come together as a community for the telling of the Passover story – to reflect on our past and look forward to a future of freedom and liberation for all people throughout the world.

The Seder will be led by Rabbis Monica Kleinman and Jon Kleinman with music will be led by Rachel Black. Through engaging stories, song and discussion, we will retell the story of the Exodus, Crossing the Sea, the story of our people’s journey from slavery to freedom and remember those around the world who struggle with injustice every day.

A traditional kosher-for-Passover Seder meal will be prepared under supervision of the Vaad Hakashrut of Kansas City and served under the supervision of the participating rabbis.

The community Seder is sponsored by the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City, funded in part by the Community Legacy Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City and supported by Congregations.

Advance reservations are mandatory and must be received by Wednesday, March 21; fees increase after that date.

Registration forms are available online at www.kcrabbis.org, picked up at area congregations or click to downloaded Passover Seder RSVP Form.

For information or to inquire about confidential financial assistance, contact Annette Fish, Administrator/Program Director, Rabbinical Association by email, [email protected] or call 913-327-4622.


nrt members named philanthropists of the year


Congratulations to New Reform Temple members Tom Isenberg and Carol Barnett for being named Philanthropists of the Year along with John Isenberg by Nonprofit Connect. Nonprofit Connect, a Kansas City organization that links the nonprofit community to education, resources and networking, will honor Tom and Carol along with John Isenberg during an awards luncheon on May 16.

Collectively, Tom, John and Carol have improved the lives of countless men, women and children in the metro area. Each individually provides outstanding leadership, countless hours of volunteer time, and significant financial resources to major organizations within the community; Tom to Synergy Services, Inc., John to the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City; and Carol to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care. They have given and raised millions of dollars collectively throughout their philanthropic careers.

According to Nonprofit Connect, the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon is Kansas City’s oldest and largest celebration of giving. The funds raised at the luncheon on May 16 will allow Nonprofit Connect to continue to offer education, resources and networking so that area nonprofit organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.

SIXTH ANNUAL GLOBAL TABLE FOR JEWISH VOCATIONAL SERVICES

Please join JVS and their chairs, Anab Abdulahi, Gail James and Lynn Poskin for the 6th annual Global Table. Celebrate and support the diversity that refugees contribute to Kansas City with a night of internationally themed appetizers, drinks and music.  Become a sponsor or purchase tickets today!
If you cannot join us, please consider making a donation to
support this important work.

 


We Need Cake Meal & Grape Juice!

Hunger never takes a holiday. As we approach the season of Passover, there will be hundreds among us who will struggle to put food on the table let alone those special items to celebrate a Seder.

YOU can help make a difference. Join Jewish Family Services, The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City and area congregations in collecting Passover food items. More than 160 families will be helped through your participation in the Passover food drive.

Our congregation has chosen to collect donations of cake meal and grape juice; packaged items should be labeled “kosher for Passover”. Drop off items in our Temple’s lobby through March 19. Monetary donations are also accepted. Donation envelopes are located on the food barrel or make an online donation through the JFS site: www.jfskc.org. Funds are used to purchase food items to include in the holiday food packages.

By participating in the Passover Food Drive you are putting into action the traditional words of the Haggadah, “let all who are hungry come and eat.”

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available in connection with the Passover Holiday Food Drive. If you or someone you know wants to volunteer, please call (913) 730-1410 or email [email protected].


REEL JUDAISM: Jewish Film Series of the New Reform Temple

The New Reform Temple launches the sixth season of its monthly film series for adults which brings to our community cutting edge, award winning films that will explore the Modern Jewish Experience.

Join us for a screening of:
JAFFA
Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 pm
Theater at the Sulgrave Regency, 200 West 49th Street Kansas City, MO
RSVP to the Temple office at: 816-523-7809 or [email protected]. SPACE IS LIMITED!


2017: Year in Review at The New Reform Temple

  • In February, The New Reform Temple affirmed its mid-town area partnership with a reception and tour of the newly opened JFS Brookside East facility. Learning of area food insecurities, needed elderly home services, and refugee resettlement challenges, members signed on to provide tikun olam when and where they can.

January Food Drive!

Jewish Family Services, in partnership with the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City, has teamed up with area congregations in response to the ever-growing need for food assistance in Kansas City.

During January, our congregation has been asked to collect donations of soup (including low sodium) and Kleenex.

Donation envelopes are also available and are located on the food barrel located in our lobby or make an online donation through the JFS site www.jfskc.org.

These items will be stocked in the JFS Food Pantry and will provide food for more than 200 households in our community.


Weekly Shabbat Services, Oneg Shabbat, and Torah Study

Please join us at our weekly Friday night Shabbat Service at 6:00 PM followed by Oneg Shabbat. All are welcome to join our Weekly Torah Study with a Continental Breakfast every Saturday morning–where Rabbi Londy leads an engaging, stimulating, relevant, and fun discussion of the weekly Torah portion. Food is served at 9:00 AM, and Torah Study is held from 9:15 – 10:45 AM. All are welcome.

Contact us if you have any questions.


Get up early and support Rabbi Londy!


The New Reform Temple’s very own Rabbi Alan Londy will guest host “Religion on the Line” this Sunday, Jan. 7th from 6 to 8 a.m., on KCMO-710AM and 103.7FM in Kansas City, or online at http://www.kcmotalkradio.com/.

This program is a labor of love from the show hosts, with the goal being to promote ecumenical understanding and interfaith dialogue. Call in during the show at 816-576-7710. Please spread the word and share this post with your friends and family. And don’t forget to tune in this Sunday!


Mitzvah Day!

The Social Justice Committee and the Marion & Henry Bloch Religious School Program thank the 80 terrific volunteers who participated and made a difference in our community on Mitzvah Sunday!  Leaders at all sites unanimously agreed they want to repeat their experiences next spring!