Through dynamic live solo performaces combined with archival film and sound, professional actors from Living Voices, a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, will relate the history of marginalized groups in our country that continue to suffer discrimination. Goals for each of these one-hour programs are to educate and to increase understanding and compassion. Thanks to generious funding, MCHE is able to offer these public programs free of charge. Unless indicated otherwise, each will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the social hall of the Jewish Community Campus.

  • Principal funding for the Living Voices series has been provided by the Legacy Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
  • With additional generous grants from
    • J-LEAD*
    • Louis and Frances Swinken Supporting Foundation*
  • And a special donation from the Norman Glazer and Jean Burstein Glazer Fund*

*Funds of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Reservations can be made by calling MCHE’s automated response line, 913-327-8196, visiting the MCHE office, emailing with full contact information, or reserving your seats below. No tickets will be issued.



MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018, 7p.m. Truman Library and Museum, Auditorium,  500 W US Hwy 24 Independence, MO 64050

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018, 7p.m. Jewish Community Campus Social Hall

Through The Eyes of a Friend is the story of Sarah Weis (composite character), the daughter German Jews who flees to Holland when the Nazis come to power. There, Sarah becomes friends with Anne Frank. When the Nazis invade Holland. Sarah hides in a basement until she is discovered and sent to the Westerbork concentration camp. At Westerbork, Sarah and Anne are reunited, and later transported to Auschwitz.

Appropriate for grades 5th and up.

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