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Community Engagement and Education

The Jewish Federation of Omaha is firmly committed to engaging community members in meaningful and educational experiences on an individual and family basis alike. As Director of Community Engagement and Education, I devote my time and energy to making that commitment a reality for us all.

There are a variety of ways in which you can become involved. I'm introducing a few of them below. We are community of people talking, laughing, worshiping - and did I say eating? - together. Your involvement makes this community better. Please contact me at (402) 334-6445 or to share your ideas or learn more about current and future opportunities to connect. I'll even help you add your name to our email lists so that you will be among the first to know when events are happening.

Jennie Gates Beckman

Over the years Dr. Leonard Greenspoon, Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University, has amassed a humongous collection of more than 5,000 cartoons and comic strips. During the five Friday Learning Series sessions beginning September 6 and on each subsequent Friday through October 4, he will share examples from his collection. Many of these will entertain. Some will infuriate. All will elicit comment and commentary from everyone in attendance. All sessions are open to the community free of charge and will be held in the Kripke Jewish Federation Library from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm., Learn more.

Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
Exploring Judaism - Click here for FULL BROCHURE containing class scheduloe.
Kripke Jewish Federation Library
333 S 132nd St, Omaha, Nebraska

Course instructor Scott Littky has been an educator of Judaism since 1985.  He has taught on the grade school, middle school, high school, and adult levels in Omaha Nebraska, Ann Arbor Michigan and Alexandria, Virginia. Scott is currently the Executive Director for the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha.

The class is designed for those in the process of conversion, those interested in refreshing their knowledge of Judaism, and those with a general interest in Judaism. Contact Mark Kirchhoff for more details - (402) 334-6463 or

FALL 2019

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Fall 2019 Exploring Judaism classes are being held from September 9 through December 17. Classes are in the Kripke Jewish Federation Library from 7:00 - 8:30pm. To see the class schedule, click here.

Winter 2020

Winter 2020 Exploring Judaism classes will begin on January 6 and extend through March 30. Winter class are on Mondays in the Kripke Jewish Federation Library from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. To see the class schedule, click here.