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Mission Statement

To provide for the spiritual and material needs of all people in the Greater Kansas City community, based on Jewish values.



Established in 1998, the Torah Learning Center (TLC) has been offering innovative and unique  programming and education for people of all ages and backgrounds for over 25 years. Via its array of programs, TLC goes beyond its own walls to service the entire community.

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Our Core Jewish Values

Love your fellow as yourself (Leviticus) - this is a major principle of the Torah."

- Rabbi Akiva

“A soul enters this world for seventy or eighty years just to do a favor for another.”

-  the Baal Shem Tov

"Do acts of goodness and kindness to make the world a better place for all mankind". 

"One small good deed - "light" - banishes away a lot of negativity -"darkness".

- The Rebbe

Our Jewish values are based on the Torah, as it is illuminated by Chabad philosophy.

What is Torah?

The Torah is the wisdom, instruction and teachings of the Creator, G-d, to mankind, which were recorded in the books of the Tanach (Hebrew Bible) and the Rabbinic writings, including the Mishna, Talmud, Midrash, Kabbalah and Chassidut.

The Torah teaches that G-d gave 613 commandments to the Jewish people and 7 Noahide commandments to all other nations. By following these instructions, the world will become a better place for all mankind, both materially and spiritually.

What is Chabad philosophy?

Chabad philosophy, which is based on the Torah, teaches understanding and recognition of the Creator, the role and purpose of creation, and the importance and unique mission of each creature.


The philosophy is based on the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760), the Maggid of Mezritch (1704-1772) and the seven Chabad Rebbes, beginning with the Alter Rebbe (Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi - 1745-1812) through the Rebbe (Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson - 1902 - 1994).


L-R - The Rebbe greets a visitor; The Rebbe distributing coins to children to be given to charity. "When two people meet, a third person should benefit" - The Rebbe


Board of Directors

Dana Hall-Horesh, RPh, MA - President

Rabbi Berel Sosover - Vice President

Valerie Bordy, MBA - Treasurer
Esther Friedman, 
ex officio - Secretary

Hadas Moshonov-Cohavi, PhD

Sandy Suffian, MBA

Rabbi Benzion & Mrs. Esther Friedman - Executive Directors

Since being sent as emissaries of the Rebbe in 1974, Rabbi Benzion and Mrs. Esther Friedman have made it their life mission to help any person in need, whether materially or spiritually. With years of experience teaching, counseling, leading and guiding, Rabbi and Mrs. Friedman have made leaps and bounds in contributing to every aspect of Jewish life in the Greater Kansas City community.

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