Latke Auditions for KC SuperStar

On Sunday, Latke auditioned for KC SuperStar by singing “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.” Here he is pictured during his audition and with the judges. Will he make it to the next round?? Auditions continue this Sunday, April 13 at the JCC.

KCSS Latke with judges KCSS Latke

Now in its fifth year, KC SuperStar is an “American Idol” style competition that awards the $10,000 Craig Citron Memorial Scholarship to the best high school singer in the metropolitan area.

For participants, KC SuperStar is an invaluable experience. Following an audition, a panel of industry professionals selects 20 singers to move on to the semifinals. From there, competition judges select 10 finalists to perform and compete in an exhilarating show in front of 1300 people. The final performance takes place at Johnson County Community College (JCCC). The audience will vote electronically for the winner of the $10,000 prize and the KC SuperStar 2014 title.

Proceeds from the finals event underwrite more than $400,000 in scholarships and programs annually at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, so children and families can participate in early childhood, camping, education, arts and wellness programs. The JCC is a respected leader in the areas of child development, youth services, cultural arts, senior adult programming, fitness and sports. Open to all faiths and backgrounds, and with 8,000 members, the JCC mission is to infuse the lives of all people with wellness, meaning and joy.

Click here to learn more about KC SuperStar.

CDC Collects 100s of Cans

CDC Collects 100s of Cans

Latke helped celebrate the CDC collecting cans for their food drive. Each classroom has been tasked with collecting 100 cans in honor of the JCC’s 100th birthday and to help out our neighbors at JFS Food Pantry. Below, Latke celebrates with a few classrooms.

Latke and Shane Bertram Baker

Latke and Shane Bertram Baker

Latke stopped by the White Theatre for a photo with KC native Shane Bertram Baker, who stars in his one-man show “The Big Bupkis: A Complete Gentile’s Guide to Yiddish Vaudeville.” Looks like Latke and Shane aren’t sure who is the stranger character!

JCC Indoor Triathlon

JCC Indoor Triathlon

We had a record turnout for our 19th Annual JCC Indoor Triathlon with more than 130 participants – and everyone of them did a fantastic job! Thank you to them and ALL of the volunteers that helped make the event such a success. Click here for the Fox 4 news story covering the event, andContinue Reading

A Night of 100 Shabbats

A Night of 100 Shabbats

On Friday, February 21, hundreds of people in the Kansas City area gathered at host family homes, in restaurants or synagogues to celebrate Shabbat together. The evening was sponsored by the JCC in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, HBHA and many local synagogues. Here are a few pictures from the eveningContinue Reading

JCC 100 MORE Challenge Kickoff

JCC 100 MORE Challenge Kickoff

MORE Coverage of the 100 MORE Challenge Kickoff from the Kansas City Star Photos By Susan Pfannmuller        250 people marked the 100th anniversary of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City Sunday, January 19th by taking part in 100 minutes of exercise. Denise Hankin, of Overland Park, (on pink bike) spent 30 of thoseContinue Reading

Happy 100th Birthday JCC!

Happy 100th Birthday JCC!

       On Sunday, January 19th, more than 200 JCC Members joined in celebrating the JCC’s 100th Birthday. Participants completed 100 minutes of exercise then gathered in the Social Hall for cake and a birthday celebration! The JCC 100 MORE mascot, Latke The Lion, made his debut at the event and even helped leadContinue Reading

Mascot Meet-Up at the JCC

Mascot Meet-Up at the JCC

  Latke The Lion, JCC 100 More Mascot, meets Mac, Missouri Mavericks Mascot, in the JCC Vacation Days program on January 20th. We hear they’re now quite good friends!

Happy 100 Days of School!

Happy 100 Days of School!

Our CDC Preschool kids count the first 100 days of the school year. Here’s the kids showing what they’ve counted and how THEY celebrate 100 MORE at the JCC!