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The mission of the Center for Jewish Life is to maximize involvement of Omaha's Jewish community in imaginative, compelling and meaningful Jewish experiences

Jewish Book Month Author Event

Thursday, December 4th

7pm  |  Kripke library  |  Free and open to the community 

Mark your calendar and be sure to attend this special event with Israeli author Assaf Gavron as he discusses his novel, The Hilltop.   This work is already a best-seller in Israel and has recently been translated and released in the United States.  Mr. Gavron is the current Schusterman Scholar at the Natan & Hannah Schwalb Center for Jewish and Israeli Studies at UNO.  His other novels are  Ice, Moving, CrocAttack, Almost Dead, and Hydromania.  He has a broad range of additional writing and professional credentialsTo read more about this event and Assaf, click here.

The Hebrew Bible In the Comics
Dr. Leonard Greenspoon begins the first of a three part series titled "The Hebrew Bible in the Comic Strips: Mostly, but Not Always, a Laughing Matter"  on Friday, December 5 from 11 am - 12 pm in the Kripke Jewish Federation Library.  Subsequent sessions will be on December 12 and 19th.  Greenspoon is planning on sharing not only the joy of reading the comics, but the lessons that can be learned from doing so. “We’ll look at dozens, if not hundreds of strips. The educational part is that we will relate them to the Hebrew Bible with an eye and an ear toward the humor and information they provide,” he said. “In our classes together, we will have a chance to explore how these strips can enhance our engagement with the biblical text—and give us at least a few laughs.” Once you attend classes with Dr. Greenspoon, you’ll appreciate how important laughs, learning, and Judaism are in his life.

Class fee is $26 reduced to $21 for those in good standing with their contributions to the Annual Campaign of the Jewish Federation of Omaha.  To register, call (402) 334-6463 or email

For more information, click here.