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SAVE THE DATE - SUNDAY, NOV 12, 2017 INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING DINNER Honoring Sheila Sonnenschein with 2017 Vern Barnet Interfaith Service Award
Sheila Sonnenschein has devoted her life to interfaith action and understanding.   She has been active in both educational, Jewish and interfaith organizations.   She started the Table to Table program for Yachad, the Kosher food pantry, and, with husband Ken, started Mitzvah Gardens in St. Louis and Greater Kansas City.    She is deeply involved in interfaith activity, helping to form the Kansas City Women’s Interfaith Circle; past Convener of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council and co-chair of its Table of Faiths Luncheon in 2006 and 2007; a member of the Festival of Faiths committee since 2007; chaired Peace by Piece featuring Noa Baum in September 2005; and is a firm supporter and member of The Sisterhood of Salaam/Shalom, including traveling around the world with that organization.   Sheila is the first non-Muslim board member of the Crescent Peace Society, a former board member of the National Council of Jewish Women and a former board member of the Kansas City Press Club.  Her articles have been published in The Catholic Reporter, Outlook Magazine, The New Light, Being Jewish, Suburban Journal of St. Louis, The Kansas City Star, and, the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle. ~  Venue to be announced soon ~