|I would like to welcome back the nine Omaha Jewish teens who represented our community and participated in the 2016 JCC Maccabi Games in St. Louis this past week. Team Omaha includes Zoe Berman, Charlie Cohen, Lev Denenberg, Laura Kirshenbaum, Max Kohll, Rachel Kricsfeld, Leora McNamara, Jared Murray, and Ryan Patterson. When you see them, please congratulate and thank them for representing our community. I would also like to thank Rachel Martin, our JCC BBYO / Teen Director and Jonathan Crossley, JCC Assistant Director of Athletics & Basketball Coordinator. Their dedication and generosity to our teens is amazing.
This Sunday, the 15th Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival kicks off with an Israeli comedy specially selected and sponsored by the Program Administrators of the Klutznick Chair - Dr. Leonard Greenspoon, Steve Riekes, and Marty Shukert. Variety magazine says this: "A hilarious, fast-paced satire with a pro-peace message, Atomic Falafel encompasses the Israel-Iran nuclear showdown, the Internet friendship of two teens from the opposing countries, a youthful hacker's first romance, and a falafel maker's discovery of a new love." More about the opening night, a link to future films, and a listing of our generous sponsors can be seen below.
When you join us for Sunday's film or anytime you are on campus this month, please visit the art gallery and take a walk through time. The Campfire Memories Exhibit is the result of a collaboration between the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society and the Jewish Press. Join us on Sunday 3-5pm for the reception of this exhibit. For more details, click here. Many thanks to Annette van de Kamp-Wright, the staff of the Jewish Press, Renee Corcoran and the NJHS, and interns Emily Newman and Solomon Marburg. Enjoy the memories and be sure to leave a comment!
Omaha Jewish Film Festival Begins Sunday with "Atomic Falafel"
August 7 | 7:15pm | JCC Theater
ADMISSION: $5 at the Door
ATOMIC FALAFEL is a funny, enjoyable and slightly subversive comedy about the conflict between Israel and a nuclear Iran. It plays like an Israeli Dr. Strangelove meets War Games meets a sketch-comedy television show.
Join us at 6:30 pm for FREE samples of falafel, hummus and Israeli salad!
Prepared by Star Catering and sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation Klutznick/Creighton Custodial Fund.
Additional films on August 14, 16, 21, 28. Learn more.
FILM FESTIVAL GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY:
Henry Monsky Lodge of B'nai B'rith, Rich & Fran Juro and the following Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation Funds: Klutznick/Creighton Custodial Fund, Special Donor-Advised Fund, Frederick J. Simon Memorial Endowment Fund, Samuel & Bess Rothenberg Memorial Endowment Fund, and the Avy L. & Roberta L. Miller Film Fund by Lindsey Miller-Lerman
|Community Brown Bag Lunch Series featuring Mindy Rush Chipman, Esq.
|The Plains States Region of the ADL-CRC invites you to attend the free Community Brown Bag Lunch Series on August 9th featuring Mindy Rush Chipman, Esq., Rural Capacity Building Managing Attorney for Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON). She will be discussing Immigration and the United States Legal System.
For more information about Mindy, the Brown Bag Series and to register, click here. Questions? Contact Emily or Ayanna at (402) 333-1303.
|Howard Epstein & Steve Levinger Participate in Multigenerational Family Philanthropy Training
Over the next 30 years, an estimated $30 trillion will be passed down from Baby Boomers and their parents to younger generations. The potential impact of these funds on Jewish Federations and the myriad programs and services they support cannot be understated.
To help manage this transition in Omaha, Howard Epstein, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation, and Steve Levinger, Chief Development Officer of the Jewish Federation of Omaha, were chosen to participate in a comprehensive national philanthropic training program made possible through collaboration between the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and 21/64.
"We gained valuable insight about family dynamics when multiple generations are engaged in a family's charitable giving, and we brought back many tools that families in Omaha's Jewish community will find useful as they develop their family philanthropic goals and values. It is essential to build and strengthen relationships among families and their professional advisors and to open new paths for multigenerational philanthropic involvement," said Epstein.
|My Broken Doll by Bea Karp - Adapted for the Stage
MY BROKEN DOLL by Bea Karp as told to Deborah Pappenheimer has been adapted for the stage by Ernie Nolan. Premier performances will be August 18th and 21st in the JCC Theater. August 18 will include a talk back with Survivor Bea Karp and Director Fran Sillau. August 21 includes a talk back with Institute for Holocaust Education Director Liz Feldstern and Jewish Family Services therapist Teresa Drelicharz. Click here for full details and ticket information.
Satchel Grande kicks off the JFO Backyard Concert Series - August 21
Concert dates and bands:
Sunday, August 21 - SATCHEL GRANDE
Sunday, August 28 - SOUL DAWG
Sunday, September 11 - HECTOR ANCHANDO
Sunday, September 18 - LAZERWOLFE
All concerts begin at 5:00 p.m. by the Pavilion! Relax in our backyard! Learn more.
Backyard Concert Series is made possible by Omaha Steaks, Anonymous Donor and the following Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation funds: Karen Sokolof Javitch Music Fund and Special Donor-Advised Fund.
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This, That, and the Other Thing
Certainly not the exact outcome she was seeking after 44 years of fighting, but THIS is an approximation, and she's settling for it - for now.
Jewish music with a Caribbean Flair? THAT can't be - but it is.
THE OTHER THING
THE OTHER THING is that there are athletes, and then there are Olympic athletes. And then there are Jewish Olympic athletes.
are seven Jewish American athletes to watch in Rio.
Together with the Jewish Federation of Omaha, you make our Jewish community more caring and connected. We've made a difference in the lives of so many by providing for those in need, building Jewish identity, and celebrating Jewish life.
The JCC CDC has several openings in the 3's and PreK classrooms for full or part time enrollment. Learn More
JCC Pennie Z. Davis Child Development Center Openings
Beth Israel Synagogue
Tot Shabbat Picnic
at JCC Pavilion
August 5 | 5:30pm
Activities and services are both led by "Miss Patty" Nogg
6:30 pm - dinner
Families bring their own dairy or vegetarian picnic dinner, Beth El provides drinks and desserts.
Temple Israel Shabbat Evening Services & Picnic
August 5 | 6pm
Bring your own dinner or purchase from Peanut Butter Johnny's. Music entertainment provided by the George Walker Trio.
Omaha Jewish Film Festival
August 7, 14, 16, 21, 28
Women's Book Club
at the home of Judith Barnes
Newcomers are welcome!
August 14 | 12:30-2:30pm
Countryside Community Church
8787 Pacific Street
Food & fellowship at the annual Tri-Faith Picnic! Rain or shine. Learn More
Temple Israel Golf Outing
August 15 | Noon
Shadow Ridge Country Club
Invite your spouse or friends to join us for cocktails, dinner and awards banquet! For more info contact Scott Littky or 402-556-6536
IHE "My Broken Doll"
August 18 | 7pm
August 21 | 3pm
L.O.V.E. Game Day
August 21 | 12:30pm
RSVP by Aug. 12 to Linda Cogen at 402-334-6519.
Backyard Concert Series
FREE & Open to the Community
August 21 | 5-7pm
August 28 | 5-7pm
Sept. 11 | 5-7pm
Sept. 18 | 5-7pm
KC Kosher Co-Op High Holidays Order
Order Deadline: August 25
Delivery Date: September 21
An online resource for ordering a wide variety of kosher foods.
JFS Ethics Workshop
August 26 | 9-11am
Beth El / Red Cross Blood Drive
August 28 | 8am-1pm
Learn More & Register
Beth El End-of-Summer Festival
September 5 | 11am-3pm
The ULTIMATE Jewish community block party with 3 bands, a fun zone, face painting, Velcro wall, bounce houses, bungee run, food vendors & so much more! Learn More
RBJH Grandparents Celebration
2017 Annual Campaign
Major Donor Event
2017 Annual Campaign Community Event
Dave & Busters
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