Author Archives: Individual Poet

Herb Friedson Honored

On Friday, November 16, after more than 40 years of leading services at LJCC, Herb Friedson led his last Shabbat service. Many friends came out to honor Herb for a memorable night which included a poem read by Kansas Poet … Continue reading

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Calling All Recipes

The Jewish Community Women are sponsoring a 2nd edition of the delightful cookbook The Joy of Jewish Cooking, compiled and first published by The Jewish Community Women in 1969. Our objective is to provide inspiration, through the newly collected recipes, … Continue reading

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Treaurer’s Island: November, 2012

Well, there are many shiny baubles in the chest this month, and a few tarnished ones as well. Let’s try one of each.  One of the listings mentioned in the “Office” is membership, dues and donations. There is an effort … Continue reading

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Being a Jewish Values Voter

It’s election time again, and as we consider who to cast our ballots for, one important element to take into consideration is what our Jewish values have to tell us. This sometimes brings up the question of whether it’s appropriate … Continue reading

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Beautiful Voices

This summer I attended a Shiray Shabbat service at our congregation. I am a traditionalist; I want to hear services that pretty closely resemble the ones I remember from the dawn of the LJCC. I didn’t want to hear a … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Island: October, 2012

We are on the brink of a new year, individually, as a community, and as an organization. The question is what happens after we step over that brink. LJCC is on an upward trajectory, with a rabbi (!), a revitalized … Continue reading

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New Rabbi, New Beginning

The fall is the time of new beginnings. A new school year begins, with new clothes, new haircuts, and the excitement of new teachers and subjects. Sometimes, new rabbis join new communities. All of these things are exciting and engaging. … Continue reading

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The Other River in Lawrence

The river of Judaism is long and broad. It has flowed for thousands of years, and it is fed from tributaries of all kinds. Those tributaries include Talmudic scholars and uneducated faithful; exiles from nations and nation builders; Orthodox observers … Continue reading

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