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    The 2020-2021 series of Beit Midrash took place with robust “Zoom” participation for each session. It concluded with considerable praise from the community for its content, clergy-led discussions, community participation, and the back-end organization to make it all come together. Not un…

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The Institute for Holocaust Education is pleased to announce this program in conjunction with the 2021 Portraits of Survival exhibit. Through these events, IHE seeks to continue supporting educationally enriching and historically relevant programming for the broader community.

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At this time, the RBJH is looking for Volunteers for the following areas:

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Beth El Synagogue’s Miriam Initiative cordially invites you to ‘Opening Night’ on Thursday October 28 starting at 7 PM at Corkscrew Blackstone.  ‘Opening Night’ kicks off the Miriam Initiative’s season of programming with its new General Chair, Abigail Kutler.  

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    Historically Jewish Book Month, organized nationally by the Jewish Book Council, means a lovely weekday luncheon hosted by the Jewish Federation in the month leading up to Hanukkah with a national author traveling in to share their story. This year, due mostly to the surprising flexibili…

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   Youth Futures Akko is just one of the programs benefitted by your support of the JFO Annual Campaign. Your support helps improve the lives and wellbeing of underprivileged families in Akko.

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October is recognized nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence is also referred as “intimate partner violence”, as it occurs more frequently among married, dating or intimate partners. It is defined as when an individual establishes and maintains power and control o…

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    Opening Minds through Art (OMA) returns at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home for an eight-week autumn session. Christina Caniglia and Jill Ohlmann, activities coordinators and OMA facilitators, are the organizers for this program which aims to inspire residents to create something beautiful. …

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Our 2021 Annual Campaign theme focused on the power of positive thinking by embracing the notion that we should “Imagine Tomorrow.” Very few times in the history of Jewish Omaha, perhaps never, has this phrase resonated as loudly as it has over the past 15 months! We are emerging from COVID-…

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The Chesed Center, created by Garin Ometz Akko, is just one of the programs benefitted by your support of the JFO Annual Campaign. Your support helps provide food and clothing for the needy in Akko.

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You are cordially invited to a Special Goldstein Lecture in Human Rights on Thursday, September 23 from 7-8:15pm. This virtual lecture, entitled “The Right to Health, Equity and the Pursuit of Justice,” features Dr. Nada Fadul, Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at th…

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   Local leaders have continuously highlighted the need to bring our children together from all parts of the Jewish community to strengthen their connection to one another and foster an environment where all Jewish youth feel respected and seen. Many families who send their children to the P…

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On Sept. 19, 2021, the ADL-CRC will celebrate 70 years of service in Omaha. ADL-CRC Strong @ 70 will reflect on the past while looking to the future. No celebration would be complete without the story of the Newman family.

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When the Anti-Defamation League’s Omaha office celebrates its 70th anniversary on Sunday, Sept 19, it will also celebrate two longtime board members for their dedicated advocacy work over the years.

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On August 5, the Leadership Omaha Alumni Association (LOAA) honored Navaeh Prince and Elisha Mufungizi with the Ann Goldstein Young Leader Award. The awards were presented at the Omaha Housing Authority board meeting.

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    There are many people in our community who have fond memories of “Uncle” Chuck Arnold, whose name is synonymous with ‘Camp.’ From Camp Brewster to Esther K. Newman, you can’t think of Camp without thinking of Arnold.

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    The Institute for Holocaust Education and the Anti-Defamation League-Community Relations Committee are pleased to offer our community a truly remarkable opportunity. Join us on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m. at Union Station in Kansas City to tour the monumental exhibit, Auschwitz. Not Lo…

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Minneapolis based Jewish writer/comedian, Jon Savitt will be performing two shows at the upcoming 8th annual Omaha Comedy Festival September 2-5, 2021.  

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    This is just the kind of story you love to read.

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The Akko Life Cycle program, created by the Akko Educators’ Kibbutz, is just one of the programs benefitted by your support of the JFO Annual Campaign. Your support provides the at-risk youth in Akko with a safe space to share feelings and learn all about cycling.

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 “Good morning, campus staff,” a recent email from Alan Potash began. He continued:

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The Jewish Federation of Omaha Annual Campaign cannot be undertaken without a tremendous effort by our lay leaders. In addition to our Chairs, Iris and Marty Ricks and Jessica and Shane Cohn, we have an impressive number of people who were willing to step up to the plate this year and join o…

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    Since 1950, the Anti-Defamation League has been an essential presence in Omaha. For over seven decades, the organization has steadfastly battled anti-Semitism and bigotry and has served as an educational resource to enlighten hearts and minds.

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    “You know, you can take the boy out of Omaha but you really can’t take Omaha out of the boy,” Bennett Greenspan said. The son of Bud and Rosalie Greenspan, Bennett was born and raised in Omaha, and now lives with his family in Houston. Although Bennett hasn’t lived in Omaha for over 40 y…

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   The little synagogue off Broadway in Council Bluffs is expanding its purpose and mission.  B’nai Israel has maintained a Jewish Presence in Southwest Iowa and seeks to preserve the heritage and traditions of our Jewish history in the Council Bluffs/Omaha metropolitan area.  The synagogue …

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Soon, the Jewish Federation of Omaha will announce its Annual Campaign. We are in good hands with the 2022 chairs: Iris and Marty Ricks and Jessica and Shane Cohn have agreed to be this coming year’s Chairs.

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Across this country, people who are intoxicated from alcohol and other substances, arrive in Emergency Departments (ED) daily. Often these patients make some type of threat of self -harm or suicide, while in this condition. The American Journal of Psychiatry, Residents’ Journal, June, 2018, …

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New York, NY, Aug. 2, 2021 -- Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) spearheaded a letter to the Senate Finance Committee Monday alongside more than 285 national and community organizations from all 50 states, urging Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) to oppos…

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Please join us Sunday Aug. 22 from 5-7 p.m. for our FREE concert series! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a night of fabulous music. Dante’s, Kona Ice, and Cheese Life will have food available for purchase. Concerts are held in the green space on the east side of campus (near th…

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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…