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WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden is set to nominate Deborah Lipstadt, the Emory University Holocaust historian, to be the State Department’s antisemitism envoy.The White House alerted top Biden supporters of the pick, which has been expected for weeks, on Thursday night, the Jewish Tel…

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    Friedel Jewish Academy Head of School Beth Cohen calls last year “a school year like no other” that “taught us powerful life lessons about being flexible and adapting to changing situations.” Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Friedel students were able to learn in-person, five days…

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    Hazon(www.hazon.org), the largest faith-based environmental organization in the United States, just announced its intention to merge with another strong Jewish environmental organization, Pearlstone Center, www.pearlstonecenter.org, headquartered outside of Baltimore. Until June 30, I ha…

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Jewish Family Service is hosting a team for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Walk on Saturday, September 18, 2021. To register and join our team, please go to https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=register.start&eventID=7509&teamI…

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The Omaha Jewish Alumni Association proudly presents our first ever fundraiser! On August 15, 2021 OJAA will be holding a fundraiser at Topgolf in Omaha at 908 N 102nd St, Omaha, NE 68114 from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Tickets for the event are $54.00 per adult and $36.00 per child.  This incl…

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(JTA) — The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are finally happening, a full year after they were planned. And yes, they’re still being called the 2020 Olympics, even though they’re happening in 2021.

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On Friday morning, Aug. 13, Jewish Business Leaders (JBL) will be hosting its first in-person Jewish Business Leaders (JBL) event since January 2020, featuring prominent nationally known attorney and former Omahan, Jason Itkin. We are so very excited to see everyone again. The breakfast meet…

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    After deaths of loved ones, the Jewish people have always found consolation in prayer. Through Kaddish, Yizkor, and Yahrzeits, prayers help not only to connect us to G-d, but also to elevate the souls of our deceased loved ones.

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ben & Jerry’s decision this week to pull out of an agreement that allowed its Israeli franchisee to sell its product in what the company terms “Occupied Palestinian Territory” has angered some Jewish-owned businesses.

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AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A disoriented teenage girl lies on Anne Frank’s bed as people swarm the family house. But these people are not Nazis; they’re modern-day tourists. And the girl on the bed isn’t Anne, but Kitty — the imaginary friend to whom she addressed her now world-famous diary.

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The Institute for Holocaust Education is pleased to announce the upcoming lineup for our Third Thursday Lunch and Learn Series. The Lunch and Learn Series is an opportunity for community members to engage with pertinent topics regarding Holocaust education.

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Not many buildings in Council Bluffs have the amount of history as the one on the 500 Block of West Broadway. Originally built in 1903 by Storz Brewing Co, the building was best known for being the home to Iowa Clothes from 1930 to 1996.

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After the trip to Lebanon and Syria, our new friends, the Krans, told us they were going to Armenia. Walter Kran is 100% Armenian, so that made sense for he and his wife, Lisa, to go with the Armenian-American Assembly to the land of his heritage. Of course, Fran and I said: “Can we go with you?”

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Ask anyone who has been on a Momentum trip (formerly JWRP) to Israel, and they will tell you it was an amazing and transformative once-in-a-life time experience. Action packed and informative from the moment you land in Israel to the time you board the return plane home, these trips are open…

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(JTA) — The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are finally happening, a full year after they were planned. And yes, they’re still being called the 2020 Olympics, even though they’re happening in 2021.

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    It’s all quite plain and simple, you know. G-d spent six full 24-hour days working fingers to the bones, barely able to make it into the next 24-hour period, but finally completing the work of creation at the end of the sixth day, settling into the recliner, lighting a candle or two, eat…

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    Let me introduce you to Beth Kujath, our new part-time therapist. Beth is an Omaha native. She did her undergraduate work at University of Nebraska-Omaha with a degree in Education and Human Service. Following graduation, she worked at the Salvation Army in Early Head Start. During that …

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The Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, along with all other long-term care providers, is surveyed by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services- at least annually- and undergoes the Nebraska Fire Marshalls Life Safety Code Inspection yearly during this process. Additional surveys conducted …

I’ve been blessed, blessed to teach at one of the finest high schools in the country, blessed to teach in a diverse community, and blessed to have made the friends I did early in my career. I began teaching at Central High School in 1998, and by the 2000-2001 school year, I was teaching seni…

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(JTA) — The Biden administration and Angela Merkel’s government are signing a letter of intent to share information and strategies on advancing Holocaust education.