Monthly Archives: October 2014

Concert: Evening in Wartime Shanghai – Monday, October 20, 7pm Jewish Community Center

Dear All:
Please join us for this very special event.
On the eve of World War II, over 18,000 Jewish refugees escaped the holocaust in Europe to find refuge in Shanghai. At that time, almost all other countries closed their doors to the Jewish refugees. Shanghai generously gave them refuge.
In 2007, the Hongkou District Government of Shanghai decided to commemorate this unique phase of history shared by the people of Shanghai and the Jewish refugees by opening the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum. A traveling exhibit from that museum will be on display at Union Station on Friday Oct. 17 and then at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park for the next three weeks.
Although there was much suffering in Shanghai during those wartime years by both Chinese residents and international refugees from all over the world, Shanghai in the 1930s and early 40s was also a time of great artistic expression. The musical scene was rich and varied. Jazz and western classical music grew in popularity, while Chinese traditional music took on new forms and audiences. The Jewish refugees also added Klezmer and Jewish folk music to the mix.
On Monday, October 20, we will honor the indomitable spirit of the musicians and artists of wartime Shanghai.
Please join us to commemorate this little known chapter in the history of modern China and of the Jewish diaspora.
Come and hear some Chinese music of the 1930s (Tianya genu!), Prokofiev, Klezmer, Jazz, and Yiddish folk music, as well as poetry and stories of wartime Shanghai.
Celebrate the international spirit of friendship that was formed through shared hardship and artistic expression during those years.
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
7pm reception and viewing of panels from the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum
7:30 Concert begins
Jewish Community Center
5801 West 115th St.
Overland Park, KS
This event is free and open to the public.
Please let us know you are coming so that we can have an accurate headcount for the reception dimsum.
Call 913-327-8007 or email for reservations.
Walk-ins will also be welcomed on a space-available basis.
Information at
If you cannot make it to the concert and still want to see the panels from the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum, please join us at a
reception and viewing of display from the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum:
Jarvis Hunt …
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2014 KCCAA Passport / Visa Event


为落实以人为本理念,服务广大侨胞,芝加哥总领馆与堪萨斯城中美联合会将于1025日为在领馆范围内中国公民办理护照、旅行证、健在证明和香港特区护照申请,以及赴华签证 (KCCAA代办)。具体安排和有关要求如下:   


时间:1025 (周六上午09:00 –下午17:00

地点:   Indian Creek Church, Room 011

12480 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS 66062

协办方:堪城中美联合会 KCCAA),WWW.KCCAA.ORG




二、 文件及收费要求




护照、旅行证$30 (KCCAA 会员和非会员), 需现金支付。

签证:   $20 (KCCAA 会员),$30 (非会员), 需现金支付。


Event: : 2014 KCCAA Passport/Visa Event

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday October 25th, 2014

Location: Indian Creek Church, Room 011

                 12480 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS 66062


Please email for an appointment. Please indicate the visa/passport categories and the number of the applications in your email.

The assigned time will be emailed to the applicants a week before the event date. Please come at your assigned time.


Passport and Travel Documents$30 member and non-member, cash only.

Visa:   $20 member and $30 non-member, cash only.

For required and support documents, please visit

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