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Cometz Party
Desperate Call For Help - Final Reminder
Eliad can't handle this alone...
he needs your help! 

It is three days before Passover. Everyone is tired of cleaning. You are still finalizing your menu. You are wondering how on earth you are going to get everything done. OY VEY! It is definitely time for a break. The Center for Jewish Life has just the event for you -
A Chometz Party!

Israeli Tradition 

Community Shalich Eliad Eliyahu tells us that chometz parties are common in Israel.  Neighbors gather to eat up all the chometz - and strange combinations of foods develop. 



Joining in the fun will be Partnership2GETHER visitor Ada Flor, who will lead a Passover themed art workshop. Miri Johnson, Eliad's co-chair of the Partnership Education Task Force will also be a part of the evening.



A delicious pasta dinner, salad, fresh veggies, fruit and dessert. 


Cost and Reservations

Just $10 per family - immediate family only.  Space is limited.  Make your reservation by contacting Mark at (402) 334-6463 or


Friday Learning Series Travel with Eliad

Beginning March 13 and continuing on March 20 and 27, Community Shaliach Eliad Eliyahu presents "Traveling with Eliad - No Passport Needed."  The classes will be like a relaxing vacation to Israel - a beautiful country that is the "soul of the Jewish people" according Eliad.  "I want people to come with me on this three-part journey of the Friday Learning Series and experience something that is joyful and uplifting." 

Eliad and his family arrived in Omaha on August 7, 2013.  In his role as emissary from Israel, he has been planting the seeds of a secure Jewish future by implementing programs that are designed to increase Jewish awareness, knowledge, and pride, and to promote an understanding of Israel and its ideals.

The sessions meet in the Kripke Jewish Federation Library on Fridays from 11 am - 12 pm.  The fee for the series 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 Kirchhoff at (402) 334-6463 or

For more information, click here.

New Arrivals
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.

Scholarships and Grants are Available

Did you know....

...that The Center for Jewish Life administers a wide variety of scholarship and grant funds that provide financial assistance for preschool, Jewish residential camps, Israel trips, youth group activities, Friedel Jewish Academy, adult education, undergraduate, graduate, vocational, technical, yeshiva and professional studies? 

Click here to learn more and to obtain application forms.