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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 31, 2018, Saturday
6:30 PM
The Temple Congregation B'nai Jehudah

The Passover Seder is the Jewish people’s national birth story,” states Rabbi David Glickman, President of the Rabbinical Association. “More Jews connect with a Passover Seder than any other religious ritual during the year. 

The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City creates this seder so than anyone in the Jewish community who wishes to come to a Seder are able to.  We are excited to have our newest members, Rabbis Jon and Monica Kleiman of Vitas Hospice and Congregation Beth Torah leading this service. 

We are also grateful to have so many institutions involved in making this possible.  The Seder is sponsored by the Rabbinical Association, the Vaad HaKashrut supervises the kosher preparation, Congregation Beth Shalom opens its kitchens for cooking, The Temple: Congregation B’nai Jehudah opens up its building, and Congregation Beth Torah shares its clergy member. 

Additionally, this evening receives funding in part by The Community Legacy Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City.  We are blessed to live in a community that brings so many people together to create this wonderful Passover experience for the community

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.

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 View the Cost and Print a Mail in Reservation for Passover


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 for more than 160 families in our community. Among the items needed are grape juice, Matzah and Matzah meal, cake meal, baking mixes, Matzah ball mix and soup. Drop off items at your congregation through March 19.  Monetary donations are also being accepted by check or online through the JFS site http://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”.


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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