The Jewish Federation of Omaha is very excited to announce, after a long absence due to COVID, our quarterly Jewish Business Leaders Bagels & Business Breakfast events are back! Our first in-person event in almost a year will be held on July 27th, at 7:30 A.M. at the Staenberg Omaha Jewish Community Center in the Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Community Engagement Venue.
We are thrilled to announce our next speaker will be Jamie Rosenthal, the owner of Greenberg Fruit Company. Greenberg Fruit company was started in 1936 by Elmer Greenberg on 11th and Howard in Omaha’s Old Market. Elmer later handed control of the business to his son Don. In 1973, Don moved Greenberg Fruit Company to a more centrally located spot at 9705 I St, where it still operates. In 1989, the business was sold to the Rosenthals, who have been running it to this day. Jamie is very proud of Greenberg’s continued success in providing fresh fruit and veggies to schools and universities.
Jamie Rosenthal proudly considers himself a “glorified fruit peddler” who grew up in Sioux City, IA. Jamie attended Esther K. Newman Camp, bar/bat mitzvahs, BBYO, and NFTY events in Omaha growing up. Jamie has many lifelong Omaha friends and started in the fruit business in junior high, riding on the trucks, routing trucks, and loading whatever product he was strong enough to carry!
After high school, Jamie attended Northwestern, the University of Southern California, and Michigan. Jamie now lives in Phoenix, AZ, after spending fourteen years in Toledo. He is married to his wife of twenty-four years, Cindy, and together they have four wonderful children, Alexx, Maddie, AJ, and Sadie. He still enjoys trips to Omaha and staying in touch with all his Omaha friends. We look forward to seeing you for the first Jewish Business Leaders Bagels & Business Breakfast in almost a year on July 27th!