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Patty Nogg is a historian of sorts. Salvaging family papers, photos, memories is something she relishes, so when she began working on the Council Bluffs Cemetery project, she took the time to send relevant items to people in the community. When she looks at her old Sunday School photos, she …

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    Next week marks the annual celebration of Tu B’Shevat, the new year for trees. Trying to remember the meaning of Tu B’Shevat? Celebrated on the 15th of Shevat, it is the day that marks the beginning of the “new year” for trees. It marks the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in …

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  Theodore (Ted) M. Seldin passed away peacefully at his home in Omaha on Jan. 9. He was 89 years old.

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Many words can be used to describe Paul Smith: beloved teacher, Holocaust education veteran, founding IHE council member and Nebraska Holocaust Consortium co-creator are just a few of them. Having taught English for 37 years, Holocaust education has been part of his world for well over half …

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    On Sunday Jan. 31 at 1 p.m,. Beth El invites you to join us for an exclusive 90-minute winter concert featuring singer-songwriter and guitarist Lazer Lloyd direct from his home in Israel via Zoom.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recently awarded Dr. Michael Eppel the 2020 State of Nebraska Volunteer of the Year award. Dr Eppel was honored for his work with Lincoln Literacy and creating its CNA training program.

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The amount of work that has been completed at the Jewish Federation of Omaha in recent years, in no small measure thanks to Michael Staenberg, is astounding and, Michael hopes, an inspiration to us all.

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Join the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, University of Nebraska-Omaha on January 7, 2021 from 7-8 pm for an online event featuring Tristan Newman talking about the history and future of Zionism.

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It’s Musical Theater time at the JCC Performing Arts Department, but this time with a PLAY! The month of January can be a bit dreary, but we have the perfect medicine to cheer you up: our performance of Alice in Wonderland!

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Your support of the JFO Annual Campaign makes an impact on the local, national and global level. The annual campaign is at the heart of any strong Jewish community and allows our agencies to plan for the future. The funds raised this fall and winter will set the amount that is available to s…

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During this time of hunkering down and staying at home more, Jewish Family Service ( JFS) began a monthly newsletter with the intention of reaching as many community members as possible with some helpful resources during this unprecedented time.

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Jewish Family Service was recently asked if they could help facilitate finding a family who may be dressing up their pet for Hanukkah so that the Jewish community can be represented, as well as other holiday pets, in the continuing effort to educate others and decrease the stigma about menta…

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It is no secret Kate Kirshenbaum has a passion for service. In fact, she has been serving the Jewish Community most of her adult life. What started as a way to engage with other like-minded Jewish women, has turned into a lifelong commitment.

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   Nearly 1,000 online sessions. 587 unique users. 114 in-person QR scans. The ADL-CRC’s first ever COVID-safe Walk Against Hate™ Journey inspired hundreds throughout the Omaha Metro to explore (actually and virtually) the evolution of civil rights and civil liberties in our community.

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    The idea is simple enough. A single flame, expected to extinguish at the end of its term, is the first candle lit each night.  It is the servant that honors the miracle of lights. It stands apart from the other candles either being above or below the others. The message is, it is there t…

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The Omaha community is preparing to honor Dr. Leonard Greenspoon in a “Mini-ZOOMposium,” noting especially the release of his most recent scholarly book, Jewish Bible Translations: Personalities, Passions, Politics, Progress. This special event will be held via Zoom on Sunday, Dec.20 from 2-…

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   Your support of the JFO Annual Campaign makes an impact on the local, national and global level. The annual campaign is at the heart of any strong Jewish community and allows our agencies to plan for the future. The funds raised this fall and winter will set the amount that is available t…

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   Chabad staff and volunteers are creating a Hanukkah version of our celebrated Taste of Tradition gift packages. Distributed throughout the community, these gifts let homebound folks know they are remembered, cherished and never alone. Packages will include Hanukkah foods, interesting Hanu…

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(JTA) — A dead pig’s body was found outside the door of a rabbi in the heavily Orthodox township of Lakewood, New Jersey.The body was found on Shabbat, according to The Lakewood Scoop, and the local police department is treating the incident as a bias crime. Pigs are seen as the quintessenti…

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    I look at Hanukkah in many different ways. Translated, Hanukkah means dedication or to dedicate, and it shares the same Hebrew root as the word chinuch, meaning education. I want to use these two words – dedication and education – to tell you about a gift that was given to the Omaha Jewi…

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    Fran and I first journeyed to Indonesia about 35 years ago with a small group. There are 17,500 islands in Indonesia. We visited the large islands of Java, Sumatra, Bali, and even Irian Jaya (the western part of the island of New Guinea that is a province of Indonesia). A lot occurred on…

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    • The Henry Ford, a museum that is named after a famed anti-Semite, has a “Hanukkah Lamp” (menorah) in its collection. The Henry Ford has tried to distance itself from its namesake’s anti-Semitic history.

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Omaha businessman Allan Noddle, ‘62, will receive the 2020-21 Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Nebraska– Lincoln’s College of Business. The college’s most esteemed honor, the award recognizes individuals for their outstanding leadership, as well as time, energy and guidance …

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Omaha, NE (November 19, 2020) - More than 150 clergy representing Jewish, Christian, and Muslim congregations throughout Nebraska have signed a letter from the Interfaith COVID Task Force, urging Governor Pete Ricketts to institute a statewide mask mandate. Signatures are still being collect…