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Kol Ami In The News- Reference Archive

Rabbi Doug Alpert, Congregation Kol Ami, Kansas City, MO, and Former Co-Chair, Gamaliel affiliate Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity (MORE2)

Gamaliel.org – November 2, 2020

"When confronting hate, in general, and maybe white nationalist/neo-Nazi, in particular, we often frame it in the negative.  Our narrative emphasizes what and whom we are against. ..."

Community highlight: New year, same niche - A hidden gem of a community with a unique focus

The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle – September 10, 2020

"Rabbi Alpert thinks that showing up — being there — for his community is the biggest part of earning his title. That’s also a theme of the social justice work at the core of his synagogue."

Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance: It’s time

News Tribune – January 15, 2018

Rabbi Doug Alpert said the theme for this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance, “It’s Time,” is not an invitation to look back, but to ask what God requires of us now in the fight for racial equality.

Missouri NAACP echoes call for veto of SB 43

Missouri Times – June 27, 2017

“We don’t have peace unless we have wholeness, unless we have a complete community in a state where every voice is heard, where every person has dignity, where every person is treated with justice and respect,” Rabbi Doug Alpert of Kansas City said.

19 rabbis arrested in travel ban protest outside Trump Hotel

Pix11 News – February 7, 2017

The message according to one member wasn’t just for Trump but also for the masses.

“This is not just specific toward the administration, but the policies that they are attempting to put forth are particularly unjust,” Douglas Alpert, a Kansas City rabbi, said.

Joining worldwide protests, more than 5000 people rally for …

Kansas City Star – January 21, 2017

“If Muslims are forced to register, then meet Muslim Rabbi Doug Alpert,” he said. … Kansas City Mayor Sly James then welcomed the crowd, saying how he was …

Women’s March on Washington inspires local event celebrating …

Kansas City Star – January 16, 2017

The Kansas City event, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Washington … Grandparents Against Gun Violence and Rabbi Doug Alpert of Congregation Kol …

KC panel to meet on police-community relations

KMBC Kansas City – July 11, 2016

A Kansas City religious group that deals with police issues will discuss … needs to happen, to change the culture of police department,” said Rabbi Doug Alpert, …

Kansas City Activists, Police React To Violence Across The Country

KCUR 89.3 – July 11, 2016

On this edition of Up To Date, we hear from a diverse panel of community members, activists and police about how these tragedies affect us here in Kansas City.

Kansas City police take action to strengthen community relations

Fox4kc.com – July 11, 2016

… calls for an independent monitor to review the actions of Kansas City police. … are victims of police involved shootings,” said Rabbi Doug Alpert of MORE2.

Kansas City social justice group is likely to revisit police shootings

Kansas City Star – July 9, 2016

More2 called on the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners in January to take … Rabbi Doug Alpert of Congregation Kol Ami, who is a co-chair of More2’s …

Protesters Say KCPD Cannot Police Itself After 47 Officer-Involved …

KCUR 89.3 –January 4, 2016

About 50 people rallied outside the Kansas City Police Department’s new East … Rabbi Doug Alpert of Congregation Kol Ami, an urban synagogue, says it …

KC Star article raises concerns about police shootings; local …

KSHB Channel 41 – January 3, 2016

Rabbi Doug Alpert spoke at the news conference. … 41 Action News reached out to the Kansas City Police to get their response to the article; our calls and …

Interfaith group calls for action on fatal Kansas City police shootings

Kansas City Star – January 3, 2016

Officials of an interfaith organization on Sunday called on Kansas City police … Rabbi Doug Alpert of Congregation Kol Ami called the numbers “very disturbing.”

Metro churchgoers gather to pray for families impacted by …

Fox4kc.com – June 18, 2015

Mike Patton, pastor of the United Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, said … Rabbi Doug Alpert, leader of Koi Ami Congregation in the metro, understands …

Anti-Semitic Incidents Raise Alarm In Missouri and Kansas

KCUR 89.3 – March 10, 2015

Congregation Kol Ami rabbi Doug Alpert agreed with Aroesty that most occurrences of anti-Semitism are simply mistakes. But Alpert is deeply troubled by recent …

Kansas City Religious Leaders Ask Gov. Nixon for Death Penalty …

KCUR 89.3 – September 2, 2014

Jay Nixon’s downtown Kansas City office asking for a stay of execution. … Rabbi Doug Alpert of Congregation Kol Ami says the Torah allows for the death …

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