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LOCAL RABBIS AND CEO FOR THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF OMAHA
DISCUSS IMPLICATIONS of THE RECENT PEW REPORT
America’s Jewish population is declining, and religion is becoming less important to overall Jewish identity. Those are just two of the fascinating conclusions reached in a Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project study, “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” released in early October of 2013.
The study analyzed data to uncover some revealing trends and insights - all of them thought provoking, many of them disquieting.
Watch the video below to discover how this panel views such findings as a 58% intermarriage rate; 66% of Jews not attending a synagogue; 25% of Jews not believing in G-d.
Seated left to right in video: Rabbi Aryeh Azriel, Rabbi Steven Abraham, Rabbi Mendel Katzman, Rabbi Josh Brown, Rabbi Jonathan Gross, Mr. Michael Silverman, and Mr. Joel Alperson (moderator).
Find out what Shaliach Eliad Eliyahu is keeping his EYE on...
(and it is not the United States).
The next session in this series (click here to find out what it is) will take place on December 17 from 12-1 pm in the Kripke Jewish Federation Library.
No charge and open to the public.
With Dr. Moshe Gershovich
December 6, 13, 20 / 11am-12pm
Kripke Jewish Federation Library
No doubt, magic carpets, Casablanca and belly dancing come to mind when thinking of Morocco. But Moroccan Jews? Explore the rich history of the Moroccan Jewish community with Dr. Gershovich, Professor of History at UNO, who specializes in Middle East History and serves as the Director of the Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies.
Having studied the history of Morocco for nearly 30 years, Dr. Gershovich is uniquely qualified to lead this class which begins with the early history of this fascinating group and moves through to modern times.
Tuition for “Moroccan Jews” is $26, discounted to $21 for those in good standing with the Federation’s Annual Campaign. To register, please call (402) 334-6463 or email email@example.com.
Center for Jewish Life Programs.
A number of programs and classes are sponsored directly through the administrative offices of CJL. These include adult education, teacher training, Special Needs education, the Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Book Month and more.
Passport to Israel
is a program available to families with children in Kindergarten through the 8th Grade for the purpose of saving funds for the child to make an educational trip to Israel. Families make annual contributions to a dedicated account which are matched by the Jewish Federation of Omaha and the local synagogue to which the family is affiliated. More.
provides quick links to Jewish educational and reference sources as well as current news sources. More
Kripke Jewish Federation Library.
The Kripke Jewish Federation Library houses one of the largest collections of Judaic material in the Midwest. The collection is over 40,000 volumes and includes books, film, music, journals and magazines. holds one of the largest collections of Russian material outside the East Coast. The library is open to the public and is free of charge. More
YES! There are Jews in Omaha! We are a thriving Jewish community and PJ Library is one way you can connect to all the community has to offer. In addition to your children receiving wonderful books each month, you'll be invited to a variety of programs throughout the year where you can meet other families with young children. Sign up today and tell your friends. PJ Library books will soon start arriving in your mailbox. More
Omaha Jewish Connections.
OJC brings together Omaha's Jewish Youth Groups as a community to learn, create, and explore. More
is a program of the Center for Jewish Life promoting people-to-people relationships between Israel and communities throughout the world. Omaha is one of 14 cities in the U.S. partnering with the city of Akko and the Matte Asher region in northern Israel, sharing cultural, social, medical, educational and economic programs. More