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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.

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CJL Upcoming Events - April 27 Announcement
Upcoming Events
April 27, 2016 Distribution
Eye on Israel
Tuesday, May 10 | 12 - 1 pm | Kripke Jewish Federation Library

Omaha Community Shaliach Eliad Eliyahu will open the session of Eye on Israel with an Israel update. He will then be joined by Eyal Ben Zeev, Shaliach to Metro Chicago, in discussing the struggles, the losses, and the accomplishments of Israel as it celebrates its 68th year of independence on May 12 (4 Iyar). Eyal participated in the Eye on Israel session in February via Skype.  At that time he discussed the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BSD) movement taking place on Chicago's college campuses. The session is open to the community free of charge.

Eye on Israel is sponsored by The Henry and Dorothy Riekes Donor-Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation.
Yom Hazikaron Observance
Tuesday, May 10  |  6:30 pm  |  JCC Social Hall

On Yom Hazikaron the entire country of Israel stands in silence in remembrance of those killed for their country.   (Click on video above).  During our community's observance led by Community Shaliach Eliad Eliyahu, teens from the recent Mega-Teen Mission trip to Israel will read short texts written by soldiers and families. Eyal Ben Zeev, JAFI Fellow working in Chicago, will present the importance of Yom Hazikaron in Israeli society with his talk, "And Soon We Will Become a Song."
Yom Ha'Atzmaut Festival
Children's Carnival, Trivia Quiz, CDC Voices, and Avi Dayan Concert
Wednesday, May 11  |  Beginning 5:30 pm  |  JCC Pavilion

Celebrating the 68th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. Program line-up:
5:30 pm  Carnival Begins
6:15 pm B'nai B'rith Trivial Quiz
7:00 pm Voices of the CDC with Eliad Eliyahu
7:15 pm Avi Dayan Concert
"The Heart of Israel."  
Avi is from Omaha's Partnership2GETHER region in northern Israel. The performance will include the best of Israeli music through the generations. 
Pack your bag for Israel - we'll pack your box...
Fun family activities for learning about Israel
Available to check out from the Kripke Jewish Federation Library

What you get 
* Israel information cards for events, places, people and society.  Fun to explore with the entire family.
* It looks like a tiny lunch box but it's a National Memory Game.
* Better than poker, it's the "Jerusalem Mix" card game.
* A great way to tour Israel from your couch, "Zvuvi's Travels"

Library hours are 9am-6pm Monday-Thursday; 9am-4pm Friday.  The library is closed daily from 12-1pm.

The mission of the Center for Jewish Life is to maximize involvement of Omaha's Jewish community in imaginative, compelling, and meaningful Jewish experiences.
Call (402) 334-6463 with questions.