Conservative Synagogues Unite In Johnson County

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Background and important local history . . .

Both Conservative synagogues have deep roots in the community. Beth Shalom was established in 1915 and has a history dating back to 1878. Ohev Sholom was the oldest operating Jewish congregation in Kansas and can trace its origins to 1877. Beth Shalom Immediate Past President Jason Krakow (then president) described the merger of these two historic congregations as “an emotional event” in a Beth Shalom email update prior to the congregational votes.  

The two congregations held votes on June 26 after the negotiating committees of the Joint Task Force between them reached an agreement for consolidation.

The merged congregation will retain the name Congregation Beth Shalom and be housed in the Beth Shalom building at 14200 Lamar Avenue in Overland Park. The first Shabbat service for the combined congregations was held on July 2.  

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Conservative congregations Beth Shalom and Ohev Sholom merge

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