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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


13th Annual Jewish Omaha Film Festival
Kicks Off August 10th

Click here to read Jewish Press festival overview article


Magic Men

August 24, 7 pm, JCC Theater
$8 Admission at the door
(Israel, 2014, 100 minutes, Greek, Hebrew, English with English subtitles)
Avraham is a magician and Holocaust survivor who, during a return to Greece, tries to find a man who sheltered him during World War II.  He wants to travel alone but is forced to travel with his son, Yehuda.  Yehuda is not the typical Orthodox and doesn't conform to the stereotypes.  Click here to view trailer.


Evening Class Offered Beginning September 8

Jerusalem: 3 Faiths, 2 Peoples, 1 City

Dr. Curtis Hutt, Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at UNO, begins the first of his three part educational series on Monday, September 8 from 7-8 pm in the Kripke Jewish Federation Library. Additional classes held on September 15 and 22.

Dr. Hutt describes the course in the following manner:  “Inscribed on the buildings and streets of Jerusalem are three thousand years of religious history. In this class we will review the history of the city, its holy sites, and people. We will conclude with a close look at Jerusalem today.”

Dr. Hutt has lived in Jerusalem since 1984. He is presently Special Projects Coordinator at UNO’s Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies.

The class is open to the community.  Course fee 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 call (402) 334-6463 or email  Payment accepted in advance or at the first class.  Cash or check only please.

Click here to read more about Dr. Hutt and this course.

Passport To Israel