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Mon October 25, 2010
For Jewish Community, Change Proves Constant
By Gina Kaufmann
Kansas City, MO – In cities around the country, historic Jewish neighborhoods in urban cores are dispersing and resettling in suburban areas. Along with that migration, congregations are leaving old synagogues behind. And staples of traditional Jewish life -- such as delis and butcher shops -- have become increasingly hard to find.
Kansas City is no different. Gina Kaufmann has this personal perspective on how the national trend is played out here.
Gina Kaufmann is a local writer. She hosts regular storytelling events (next one is November 18, 2010 at the Brick) and is engaged in a Literary Death Match on Thursday, October 28, 2010, also at the Brick.