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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.

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Please join us for National Solidarity Shabbat and attend a synagogue on Friday or Saturday (November 2, 3) to show that we will not be terrorized into silence.

We are calling on all Jews, allies from all faiths, elected officials, and religious and faith leaders to #ShowUpForShabbat.

Please see this list to find a Shabbat service in the Kansas City area. Together, we can take our words to actions and to greater understanding of each other's faiths and traditions.

Attend Shabbat Service

PUBLIC STATEMENT FROM THE RABBINICAL ASSOCIATION OF GREATER KANSAS CITY

We, the rabbis who comprise the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City are heartsick at the tragic loss of life in a Pittsburgh synagogue; a horrific, hateful event that occurred as our fellow Jews were coming together to celebrate Shabbat, and celebrate a baby naming.  We mourn this tragedy, and in this moment offer our support for all who grieve. 

Whatever action will come in response in the days and weeks to come, today we pray and grieve our loss.  As we say in our tradition: May G-d, (and our community) provide comfort to all who mourn, as the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem have been comforted in the past.

-The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City’s Jewish community stands in solidarity with Pittsburgh: through your survival, your grief and ultimately, your recovery. We will unite as a community to grieve and honor the lives of those taken from us.

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Friends:

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

 

 

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