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E-News - October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017  |  25 Tishrei 5778

Impact Today. Imagine Tomorrow.
Jewish Omaha is united in our mission to build and sustain a strong and vibrant Jewish community and to support Jews in Israel and around the world. Our tradition teaches that our most treasured obligation as Jews is gemilut chasidim, acts of loving kindness. We fulfill this obligation together, through the work of the Jewish Federation of Omaha.

We help those in need, care for our seniors, educate our community, support our synagogues, send our youth to Jewish camp and Israel, fight anti-Semitism and prejudice, fund scholarships, foster Jewish culture and heritage, invest in Israel and secure the future of Jewish Omaha. We harness the power of the collective to aid every corner of the global Jewish community.

A Day with the Jewish Federation of Omaha
A Day with the Jewish Federation of Omaha

 2018 Annual Campaign Community Event -Wednesday, October 18
The Jewish Federation of Omaha will host the 2018 Annual Campaign Community event this coming Wednesday, October 18 at the Regency Marriott for dinner and a lecture by Dr. Deborah Lipstadt. Event Chairs Jill and Joe Goldstein and Andee and Anthony Scioli along with many other community volunteers have been hard at work to organize this amazing event.

"Omaha's Jewish community is a special one," Anthony Scioli says. "Not only does the Oct. 18 community event afford us the opportunity to connect, but it also gives us the rare chance to meet a champion of truth and a determined advocate."

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The Patron Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the cash bar will open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner and lecture will immediately follow. Parking is available at the north side of the hotel, which is located at 10220 Regency Circle.

For more information contact Louri Sullivan at or call 402-334-6458.
Free showing of the movie "Denial"  Sunday, October 15th
Join us on October 15 at 7:00 p.m., in the JCC Theater, for a free showing of the movie "Denial" This film is based on
Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt's book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier" which tells the story of her libel trial in London against David Irving, who sued her for calling him a Holocaust denier.

We are excited to announce that this film will be shown with state-of-the art audio visual technology! This has been made possible through a special gift from the event chairs, Marla and Bob Cohen.

Feel free to bring your favorite movie snack as concessions will not be available.
Jewish Business Leaders of Omaha kicks off with Hall of Fame breakfast
On October 11th, the Jewish Federation of Omaha hosted the Jewish Business Leaders of Omaha Hall of Fame event honoring and recognizing two of Omaha's successful Jewish owned businesses, Borsheims and Nebraska Furniture Mart. Visit the Federation Facebook page to see more photos from this event.

Contact Steve Levinger at or 402-334-6433 to learn more about JBL. 
Click here to view the JBL schedule of events.
The Jewish Federation of Omaha and the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE) are pleased to present the 16th Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival.

SHOWTIME: 7PM (for all screenings)
Tickets may be purchased online in advance or at the door.
No movie night is complete without something to munch on. Popcorn, snacks, and beverages will be available each evening.

Israeli Pickling Workshop
with Yoni Doron
4:00-5:00pm  |  RBJH Husker Sports Lounge
Cost: $5 per jar
Space is limited - 40 jar max.

Free Deli Inspired Reception
6:30 pm  |  JCC Gallery
Join us before the film for a reception featuring DILLicous deli inspired bites.

Film screening of "The Pickle Recipe"
7:00 pm | JCC Theater  | Cost: $5
USA, 2016 | 97 min. | Comedy | English

The Film Festival Continues:
Oct. 26: The Women's Balcony  |  Ruth Sokolof Theater
Nov. 5: There Are Jews Here  |  JCC Theater
Nov. 12: Dirty Wolves  |  JCC Theater
Nov. 19: Rock in the Red Zone  |  JCC Theater
We dare you not to love this guy!
Free performance
featuring Tom Anzalone
Sunday, October 15, 1:30 pm
JCC Auditorium

Tom has entertained our troops around the world, opened for the group, Chicago, and has been featured on NPR. Now, it's your turn for some free laughs, food and fun.

This event is sponsored by the Meyers Family Legacy of Laughter Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation.
Aliyah-The Law of Return
With Rabbi Shlomo Abramovich
Oct. 20, 27  |  11:15 a.m.  |  Kripke Library

"Aliyah is a topic that on the surface seems very clear and without controversy. But as with many aspects of life in Israel - it is complicated," said Rabbi Abramovich. Join him on these two days as he discusses the topic in detail. The Friday learning series is open to the community free of charge.
Sukkahs around the City - Community Members Celebrate Sukkot

Let's share photos of the amazing events that happen in our community!  SHARE your photos by tagging us!
(@JewishOmaha on Facebook or @Jewish_Omaha on Twitter)
JFNA General Assembly - Nov. 12-14
The GA brings together Federation volunteer leaders and professionals from across the continent, and those engaged in the business of Jewish philanthropy from around the globe.
At GA 2017, we'll venture further into the future of Jewish education, philanthropy, and our community - taking The Federation Movement farther than ever before. Join us for this seminal event. Register Now!

You can now support the Annual Campaign from your cell phone  
or other device!
Join the Discovery!
We are excited to share the complete report, methodology and findings of the 2017 Jewish Federation of Omaha Population Study:
A Portrait of the Omaha Jewish Community. Learn More.
Upcoming Events
The Meyers Family Legacy of  Laughter Endowment fund
presents Tom Anzalone
October 15  |  1:30 pm
JCC Auditorium

Free showing of the
movie "Denial"
October 15  | 7pm
JCC Theater

Unfinished Stories: Hindu Scripture & Jewish Midrash
October 16 | 7-8:30 pm
Hindu Temple -13010 Arbor St.
Free and Open to the Public

JCC Operation Transformation
Begins October 18
Learn more.

B'nai B'rith Breadbreakers
October 18 | Noon
RBJH Auditorium

2018 Annual Campaign Community Event featuring Deborah Lipstadt
October 18 | 6-8pm
Regency Marriott
Learn more.

Friday Learning Series:
Aliyah-The Law of Return
October 20 & 27 | 11:15am
Kripke Library

Nebraska Jewish Historical Society presents
An Evening with the Heirloomis t
October 21
Learn more.

JCC Operation Transformation
Begins Oct. 18
Learn more.

Israeli Pickling Workshop
Oct. 22  | 4pm | RBJH
$5 per jar

16th Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival
Oct. 22  | 7pm | JCC
The Pickle Recipe
Oct. 26  | 7pm | Film Stream
The Women's Balcony
Nov. 5  | 7pm | JCC
There are Jews Here
Nov. 12  | 7pm | JCC
Dirty Wolves
Nov. 19  | 7pm | JCC
Rock in the Red Zone
Learn more.

Beth El Scholar-in-Residence
Dr. Stephen Arnoff
Oct. 27 - 28
Learn more.

30th Annual Symposium on Jewish Civilization
October 29 - October 30
Free and Open to the Public.

B'nai B'rith Breadbreakers
October 25 | Noon
RBJH Auditorium
Save the Date
The Miriam Initiative
Women's Programming
at Beth El
November 2 |  7:30pm
Blue Barn Theater   
Temple's Installation Weekend with Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi David Ellenson
November 3-5 

Jewish Book Month Author - Annabelle Gurwitch 
November 9 | 12pm
General Assembly
November 12-14
Los Angeles, CA
Learn more.
Community Calendar
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