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Welcome to the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City

The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City includes Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis and serves as the rabbinic voice in and for the Jewish community and the larger Greater Kansas City community.  It guides the community in making religious decisions for community events, supports the rabbis in their personal and professional growth and develops and nourishes collegial relationships within the Association.  The Kansas City metropolitan area, Jewish and non-Jewish, is extremely fortunate to have this long standing Association of good will and united action.


March 1, 2018, Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Village Shalom

Jewish community members of all ages will join together for a Purim “Seudah” --(a festive meal on Purim day). The Purim celebration will include a Purim-sing-along, an engaging and interactive reading of the megillah, light festival lunch meal, assembling Shalach Manot gift bags and an optional traditional Megillah reading. The program will be led by members of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City.

Advanced reservations are required by February 26th

Click Here to Make Reservation(s)

(indicate ages for children only on form)

or mail afprogram@aol.com or call 913-327-4622

There is no charge to attend the program but attendees are encouraged to bring a canned good for the JFS Food Pantry. Participants are welcome to wear a costume! The Purim Seudah is sponsored by the Rabbinical Association in collaboration with Village Shalom and generously supported by the Flo Harris Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City. 

Click Here to print Purim Flyer



March 31, 2018, Saturday
6:30 PM
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. 

For information or to inquire about confidential financial assistance, contact Annette Fish, Administrator/Program Director, Rabbinical Association by email, afprogram@aol.com or call 913-327-4622.

Click Here to Print a Mail in Reservation for Passover



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We welcome all who seek to worship and study with us, regardless of their religious background and convictions, as the Tanakh instructs us, “Let my house be a house of prayer for all peoples.” (Isaiah 56:7)

However, we also request that all those who worship and study with and among us be respectful of Judaism and our customs. 

There have, at times, been those who believe that their religious duty requires them to testify to their faith in public and to convert Jews to Christianity.  We understand that such people act out of their personal convictions. Yet, common decency requires that all of us respect the religious convictions of the Jewish community, as well. Therefore, we cannot tolerate those people who would damage Judaism or Jews, or who would take advantage of our openness and hospitality to seduce Jews into another religion.  Anyone engaging in proselytizing among Jews at Jewish communal events will be asked to leave that event, and not to return to any events within the Jewish community.

Thank you for your respect for our religious convictions and the decorum that we request of all members of the community we share.
Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City