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Celebrate Congregation Beth Torah's 30th anniversary by gathering with friends old and new at a Pick-a-Party.  There are 32 unique parties ranging from brunch and bagel making to gourmet dinners. There is something for everyone. Whether you want to enjoy yoga and breakfast; go on a scavenger hunt, a hayride, float trip, or motorcycle ride; celebrate Havdalah together or be part of an interactive art project; here is your chance to spend time in an intimate setting with friends while making a donation to Beth Torah.

Please note that you will receive a separate statement from CBT for the cost of any parties held before June 15th. After that, the charge will appear on your regular statement. Kindly pay for tickets ahead of the party date.


View photo albums to see all the fun from prior events.  Check back for new photos.


Upcoming Events

 

#9 Barefoot Contessa Dinner 
Come enjoy food and drinks inspired by everyone's favorite Hamptons hostess, Ina Garten. For added fun, feel free to don your best Ina or Jeffery inspired attire. When? Saturday, June 23, 2018
6:00 pm - ?
 Adults only

Hosted by: Miki and Gregg Herman
Cost per ticket: $54
Number of guests: 8

#2  Breakfast and Recreational Activity at the Franklin's
The Franklins have turned their dining room into a bistro and will serve several hot breakfast selections, breakfast cocktails, and lots of fresh fruit. Depending on the weather and guests' energy levels/preferences, you will take a stroll on the bike trails or watch a movie about the inception of the Israeli Air Force. 
Saturday, September 2, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Adults only

Hosted by: Scott and Amy Franklin
Cost per ticket: $36/person
Number of guests: 10

#11 Buffet Style Dinner Party
Get to know other CBT members in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. This adults-only dinner party will be served buffet style. We will serve brisket as a main course along with several side dishes, salad and adult beverages.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
6:30 - 10:30 pm
Adults only

Hosted by: Jeff Antoniewicz and David Saul
Cost per ticket: $36
Number of guests: 18

#14 Yoga and Brunch
First you’ll meditate and do yoga outdoors at Ironwoods Amphitheatre with yoga instructor, Shanna Haun. Then you’ll walk over to the Hammontree’s house for a delicious brunch. A great way to spend a Sunday morning!
Sunday, July 15, 2018
8:45 am - noon
Anyone over the age of 14

Hosted by: Samantha Hammontree
Cost per ticket: $36
Number of guests: 20

#15 KC Zoo to You!
Come visit with Zoo Educators and their Animal Ambassadors and touchable biofacts. The educators will focus on conservation, with the objectives to gain a renewed interest in wildlife and conservation issues, learn ways to personally aid in conservation, and  explore new information about animals and the Kansas City Zoo. Pizza will be served followed by an ice cream bar for dessert!
August 19th, 2018
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Kids ages 5 - 12

Hosted by: Zachary Zwibelman
Cost per ticket: $36/person
Number of guests: 30

#16 Make Your Mark– A Creative Workshop
Linda and Barry Katz invite you to be enlivened and inspired at this hands-on workshop event that focuses on creative collaboration. This is an innovative and structured art workshop facilitated by two Hallmark Master Artists, Lynn Giunta and Craig Lueck. (Check out Instagram, or Facebook to see their work.) Prompted and instructed by these experts, you will learn and explore with tools and techniques that make creating fast and fun! Come join us for dinner, drinks, the workshop and a chance to win one of the two pieces of framed artwork that you helped to create. No artistic  skill or talent is required. That will emerge as you work with your dinner companions and the talented and charming consulting artists. No supplies needed.
Saturday, August 25, 2018  
7:00 pm - ?
Adults only

Hosted by: Linda and Barry Katz
Cost per ticket: $180
Number of guests: 12

#17 Dinner Under the Stars, a Sukkot Party
A delicious Fall dinner with an adult beverage themed speaker. Enjoy the evening in the Sukkah and patio.
Dress for the weather.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
6:30 pm - ?
Adults only

Hosted by: Adrianne and Vic Applebaum, Susan and Joel Waxman
Cost per ticket: $54
Number of guests: 20

#19 Wisconsin vs Michigan College Football
Tailgate with the Kleinmans. Cheer on the Badgers against Michigan with hamburgers, hot dogs, and Wisconsin beer!
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Game time TBA

Everyone
Hosted by: Rabbis Jon and Monica Kleinman
Cost per ticket: $36
Number of guests: 6

#20 Beth Torah Havdalah Campfire
The CBT Membership Committee, collectively, is hosting a CBT Havdalah Service and campfire at the fire pit and outdoor grounds of CBT. There will be hot   dogs, chips, and s’mores. Bring a potluck side dish if you’d like.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
4:30 pm - ?
Adults and families

Hosted by: Todd Davisson, Jo-Ann Harris, Tiffany Simpson, Kathleen Stone, Gina Rosenwald, June Crane, Denise Pakula, and Jeff Antoniewicz
Cost per ticket: $18/family
Number of guests: 200

#21 30th Anniversary Knitting Party
Pot Luck and Knitting Party - Get to know other CBT members in an intimate setting while making progress on your current knitting or crochet project.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

All knitters and crocheters
Hosted by: Carol R Ducak
Cost per ticket: $18
Number of guests: 6

#22 For Liberty: American Jewish Experience in WWI 
Enjoy a private lunch and tour at the National World War I Museum with Rear Admiral Stanton Thomson, the highest ranking naval officer in Missouri. We will tour the Museum and The American Jewish Experience in WWI exhibit from the New York Jewish Museum. Bring your camera for photo ops with Rear Admiral Thompson.
Sunday, October 14, 2018  
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Children and Adults

Hosted by: Margie & Steve Cooper, Jill & Mike Fine, Stan Osman and Debbie Bass
Cost per ticket: $54
Number of guests: 30

#24 A Taste of Tuscany
Inspired by Linda’s 2017 trip to Italy, enjoy a 4 course meal with wine pairings:
Primo piatti - Start with Aperitivo as served in the small bars throughout Tuscany and prosecco and crostini.
Secondo piatti - Pasta with Truffle sauce, surprisingly light with Vernaccia
Piatto principale - Tuscan chicken with vegetables with Chianti
Il dolce - Vin Santo with biscotti
Saturday, January 5, 2019
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Adults only

Hosted by: Linda Zappulla
Cost per ticket: $90
Number of guests: 12

#25 Chocolate Night
Sample a variety of chocolate goodies while enjoying wine and vodka.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Adults only

Hosted by: Bonnie and Mickey Swade
Cost per ticket: $36
Number of guests: 10

#26 Tu B'Shevat Seder
A seder for Tu B'Shevat will be led, with fruit, wine and a light lunch.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
1:00 pm - ?
Adults and high school students

Hosted by: Laura, Boyd and Rachel Bolter
Cost per ticket: $18
Number of guests: 40

#27 O-neg? OH YEAH! It's Cookie Time!
Karen Loggia and David Spizman welcome you to their kitchen where you will participate in making dozens (yes dozens) of cookies to be frozen for upcoming onegs. Dinner and nosh will be served as well.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
6:00 - 11:00 pm
Adults only

Hosted by: Karen Loggia and David Spizman
Cost per ticket: $36
Number of guests: 4

#28 Harry Potter Party
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to a special preview session of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in honor of CBT’s 30th birthday. You will have a chance to sample a few classes and make your own butterbeer (Sorry, no grand feast; it’s the house-elves’ night off.) If you accept the invitation, you are to report to platform 9¾ on March 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm. (Muggle address: CBT). You will be transported to Diagon Alley to obtain your school robes, and then to Hogwarts, where sorting will commence promptly upon your arrival.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Kids 6 - 10 years old

Hosted by: Emily and Andrew Kerstein with Zach Zwibelman and TAG volunteers
Cost per ticket: $18
Number of guests: 24

#29 Wholistic Wellness Care for YOU!
Join Dr. Nicole Murphy to learn about the value of "Whole Life", balanced care of one's self. We'll be serving wine and cheese and some sweet treats as well as offering chair massages, a 15-minute balance class, and even acupuncture (of the earlobe). Bring a friend to this interactive, fun and relaxing evening for YOU!
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Adults only
Hosted by: SueAnn Strom
Cost per ticket: $36
Number of guests: 20

#31 Desserts and Coffee and Fun
Come and enjoy special coffees, mouth watering desserts and play (billiards, ping pong, foosball). Kids can make and decorate their own sugar cookies.
Date to be announced
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Families

Hosted by: Jay and Andrea and Zach Zwibelman
Cost per ticket: $18/family
Number of guests: 20 Families


These great parties have sold out.  Please check back regularly in case any of them re-open.

#9 Barefoot Contessa Dinner — SOLD OUT
Come enjoy food and drinks inspired by everyone's favorite Hamptons hostess, Ina Garten. For added fun, feel free to don your best Ina or Jeffery inspired attire. When? Saturday, June 23, 2018
6:00 pm - ?
 Adults only

Hosted by: Miki and Gregg Herman
Cost per ticket: $54
Number of guests: 8

#10 Bagel Baking Brunch - Learn and Eat! — SOLD OUT
You'll learn to make real kettle-boiled bagels and enjoy them over brunch with all the toppings. There might even be a mimosa or two. This hands-on experience is great for adults and kids alike. You'll leave with the best-tasting bagels in town, a recipe, and the knowledge of how to make them yourself!
Sunday, June 24, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Everyone

Hosted by: Stephen Steigman and Tamara Falicov
Cost per ticket: $36/adults $18/kids
Number of guests: 10

#13     Vote! Vote! Vote! Brunch, Bloody Marys and Politics — SOLD OUT
Join host Brandi Fisher, the Executive Director of the Mainstream Coalition, for coffee, drinks and a delicious brunch while discussing the current political forecast in Kansas. Plan on political trivia and lots of political fodder. All political views welcome but only "mainstream" views get seconds on drinks! (haha).
Sunday, July 8, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Everyone

Hosted by: Brandi Fisher and Greg Raymond
Cost per ticket: $36
Number of guests: 12

#18 Get Re"Formed”
You will meet at Heritage Park in Olathe and exercise with professional trainers for a fun, energizing and unique hour-long work-out. Then you’ll shmooze at the park as smoothies arrive for some healthy re hydrating. You’ll even take home a water bottle and a handsome "I've been Re'Form"ed t-shirt!
Sunday, October 7, 2018
2:00 - 3:30 pm (Rain date: October 14)
Adults only
Hosted by: Tim and Laura Intfen
Cost per ticket: $54
Number of guests: 8

#23 All About Olive
This party is the intersection of All About Eve, and EVO tasting. Cocktails featured will included "Fasten Your Seatbelts," "Margo Shakers" and "Ms. Harrington Sour," among others. Heavy appetizers will be served. Special screening planned.
October 20, 2018
7:00 pm - ?

Adults only
Hosted by: Rabbi Javier Cattapan and Kris Gray
Cost per ticket: $54
Number of guests: 10

#32 KC Mavericks Hockey! — SOLD OUT
Enjoy the excitement of a Kansas City Mavericks hockey game! We'll meet in Dr. Steve Silverstein's suite at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, where we'll have food and drink, plus a fabulous view of the ice. This event is ideal for families with children, as well as adults who have or haven't ever seen a live hockey game.
Date and time to be announced when Mavericks schedule released
Children and Adults

Hosted by: Henri & David Goettel
Cost per ticket: $36
Number of guests: 20