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The Institute for Holocaust Education is pleased to announce a new educational learning opportunity that will begin on Thursday, Nov. 19, titled 'Third Thursdays: IHE Lunch and Learn.' On the third Thursday of each month from noon until 1:30 p.m., the IHE will offer educational opportunities…

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The State of Nebraska has passed down some changes regarding capacity at bars and restaurants due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) wants to clarify how those changes may impact you starting today, October 21.

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — It is indicative of the reverence still held for Simon Wiesenthal, who hunted some 1,100 war criminals to the ends of the earth, that a play on his life can now be viewed simultaneously all over the globe.

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   Batter up! Beth El Synagogue is excited to present a unique program on Sunday Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. titled “Is Baseball The Jewish Sport?” in honor of the 2020 World Series. All baseball fans are invited to participate via Zoom in this engaging program led by baseball enthusiast, Jonathan Lightman.

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   For several months now, too many of you have not been able to see the inside of our Staenberg-Kooper-Fellman Campus. But much has been happening here, and we are excited to share with you the progress that has been made. From the Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater to the new locker ro…

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    Having celebrated the High Holidays in a most unique fashion, it’s time to look ahead and ponder the next steps in this unique Jewish year of 5781. With many people finding themselves with more “thinking time,” no doubt a number of questions are floating around in the Jewish realm. A new…

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   It was a joy to catch up with former Omaha artist Carole Greenberg a few weeks back. For many years, Greenberg served as the Assistant Director and beloved artistic muse for the Pennie Z. Davis Child Development Center where she began working as a part-time employee in 1990.

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    Omaha is blessed with a Jewish community whose members have deep affection for each other and for their spiritual leaders, regardless of congregational affiliation. As the community embraces its desire to be together and learn together, this exciting 2020–2021 Beit Midrash (house of stud…

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    In addition to the excitement, holiday services, and special events surrounding the High Holidays, Beth Israel normally would also be in the midst of the excitement for Beth Israel Sisterhood’s Annual Sisterhood Donor event. Invitations would have been mailed and responses would already …

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    Since bringing ADL’s National Walk Against Hate™ to Omaha and transforming it from an afternoon ‘walk’ into aweek-long, COVID-safe ‘journey,’ we have unearthed profound appetite for this positive community experience.           Thanks to inspired collaborators and creative partners willi…

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   The Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies will host Louis Fishman, associate professor of history at Brooklyn College, on October 29 at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required and available at: https://forms.gle/utFZGLCsSY6aXSLy8

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When Michael Staenberg initiated the renovation of our campus, it fairly quickly became clear he doesn’t just focus on bricks and mortar; he considers the atmosphere he wants to create for those who use the building. When walls go up, are refinished and painted, they don’t stay unadorned. It…

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This fall Beth El Synagogue is hosting a six-session course that I am teaching on Women and Religion that focuses on the intersection of power and oppression that women experience in four of the major world religions– Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam.

Beth El is pleased to continue our robust series of adult education classes taught by Beth El members. Starting on Wednesday Oct. 14, Beth El member Barry Grossman will be teaching a three part class titled Judaism in Comics on Zoom. The dates will be Oct. 14, 21 and 28 all starting at 6 p.m…

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   The ADL’s Plains States Region (ADL-CRC) is joining ADL’s National Walk Against Hate for the first time, and, due to the circumstances created by the pandemic, are transforming the traditional “walk” into a real-world/online hybrid event ­– creating a COVID-safe, interactive journey that …

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    On Thursday, Oct. 15 the Dorothy Kaplan Book Discussion Group will be discussing Elinor Lipman’s whimsical novel The Family Man. New participants are welcome and all are invited to remain for a discussion of the family saga Hershon’s Folly by Rachel Schultz immediately following.

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The Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO is hosting the first presentation in its series on New Research on Jewish Migratory Studies. Dr. Adam Teller, professor of History and Judaic Studies at Brown University, will be speaking on his new book, Rescue the Surviving Souls: The…

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    She got her first library card when she was in kindergarten in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and has been an avid reader ever since. She loves non-fiction, specifically US political history; and Doris Kearns Goodwin, Geoffrey Ward, Jon Meacham, Robert Caro, Jonathan Alter, Blanche Wiesen Cook, a…

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(JTA) — Israel has signed diplomatic agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, two of its Arab neighbors, and the word “historic” has been used a lot. 

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   Throughout the years. The Jewish Federation of Omaha has welcomed the community to an inspiring campaign event that brings all of us together in one space. Naturally, this year will have to be different due to the pandemic. That, however, will not stop our community from uniting towards a…

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WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a tireless advocate for gender equality, has died at 87.

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    We live in harmony, comforted by the idea that our homes are safe, our jobs secure, and that everyone’s family is able to enjoy the fruits of this great country’s opportunities...

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    Looking for a new show to binge? Try out Netflix’s new hit, The Baby-Sitter’s Club. If the name sounds familiar, it should.  Based on the beloved book series by Ann M. Martin, many of today’s mamas likely grew up with the series, which started in 1986 and ran through 2000. Set in the fic…

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In June of 2016, Toba Cohen-Dunning and Jeff Kirshenbaum began their term as co-Presidents of the RBJH/JSS Board of Directors. Initially, that was supposed to be a three-year term, but both have agreed to serve at least one more year. Toba said:  “My personal mission is to ensure a high qual…

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   The University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its first program for the 2020-2021 academic year, From Jerusalem to Omaha: Michael’s Staenberg’s Vision for a Jewish Future. The online event will be Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and …