The Mission of the Center for Jewish Life is to maximize involvement of Omaha’s Jewish community in imaginative, compelling and meaningful Jewish experiences.
Visit this page often and watch for emails and Jewish Press articles providing you with
details for upcoming events.
Friday Learning Series
October 9, 16, 23
Friday Learning Series with Assaf Gavron
"Tel Aviv: the History, the Partying and the Dark Side of the City that Never Sleeps"
11am - 12pm in the Kripke Jewish Federation Library.
Assaf Gavron returns to the Friday Learning Series to present a three-part series that promises to provide a fascinating story of the city that, in contrast to the historic, spiritual, religious and political nature of Jerusalem, offers the younger, modern, exciting, even hedonistic and possibly darker sides of life - and a beach. Sometimes nicknamed "the bubble," Tel Aviv life often seems to be in complete contradiction to the violent and tense reality surrounding it. Join Assaf in a look at the brief 106 years of history of the city, the mythology, the partying, the culture, and even the dark side of the city. To read more about Assaf and this class, click here.
Class fee is $26 reduced to $21 for those in good standing with their contribution to the Annual Campaign of the Jewish Federation of Omaha. To register, contact Mark at (402) 334-6463 or email@example.com
Dorothy Kaplan Book Discussion Group
October 15, 2015
The Dorothy Kaplan Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, October 15 from 1-2 pm in the Kripke Jewish Federation Library to discuss Pam Jenoff's historical novel, The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach.
To find out more about this selection and to learn how you may participate in this group, click here.
October 12 extending weekly through March 7
Scott Littky, Program Director at Temple Israel, will teach Exploring Judaism
for 2015-2016. This is a 20 session course divided into four major sections:
Judaism as it is Practiced
was originally designed to provide basic information about Judaism to those considering conversion. In recent years the course has been modified and enhanced to also p
rovide a great opportunity for anyone in the Jewish community to revisit the principles of their faith and the richness of the practices of Jewish living. Over the past year, Scott Littky has evaluated and added materials to help ensure that each topic is covered in a comprehensive manner.
Scott began his career in 1985 as religious school educator. From 1988 until 1996 he served the (then) Bureau of Jewish Education of Omaha as a Community Teacher. He has taught at Friedel Jewish Academy, and served a total of 17 years as an Education Director in Omaha, NE, Ann Arbor, MI and Alexandria, VA.
Classes are held at the Jewish Community Center in the Kripke Jewish Federation Library. They are from 7-8:30 pm. Classes are free for those contributing to the Annual Campaign of the Jewish Federation of Omaha, tuition is $180 for all others. Contact Mark Kirchhoff at (402) 334-6463 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and to register. Click here
to obtain a copy of the brochure. You may complete the registration section and return it to the address indicated. You may make payment at any time. Full payment is due by the first class.
Exploring Judaism is presented through the Center for Jewish Life whose mission is to maximize involvement of Omaha's Jewish community in imaginative, compelling and meaningful Jewish experiences. There are several more months before the end of the year, and the Center for Jewish Life has even more programs being developed. Visit this web page, read the Jewish Press, and watch your inbox for information. If you are not currently on our email list and would like to sign up, contact Mark Kirchhoff at (402) 334-6463 or email@example.com.
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There is a lot of time before the end of the year, and the Center for Jewish Life has many more events and classes planned. Our mission is to maximize involvement of Omaha's Jewish community in imaginative, compelling and meaningful Jewish experiences. If you have any questions about our programs or would like to be added to our email list, contact Mark Kirchhoff at (402) 334-6463 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hustle on over to the Kripke Jewish Federation Library
and check out
the new arrivals as of February 10. Click here
to read all about them.
The library is available to the entire community. If you haven't used the library before, stop by, register your name, address, phone number and email address and you are all set to enjoy library materials. All we ask is that you bring them back.