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Parenting the Love & Logic Way
March 28, April 4, 11, & 18  |  6:00 pm  |  JCC

Jewish Family Service and Woodhaven Counseling Associates, Inc. present “Parenting the Love & Logic Way” a four-part parenting workshop. The workshop helps strengthen parenting skills and teaches how to raise happy, self-sufficient kids. The classes will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center. This workshop is open to ALL parents. Participants must attend all four classes. The cost is $70 per family. Scholarship information available upon request. Childcare for ages 3 through 12 years will be available on-site for $5 per child per session. Snacks will be made available. The deadline to sign up for childcare is March 14, 2019. To register contact JFS at (402) 330-2024. A new class, Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun coming in 2019!

Challah Tots
Ongoing Program  |   Friedel  / JCC Youth Lounge

PJ Library, in partnership with Friedel Jewish Academy, presents    Challah Tots. Twice a month, Members & Non Members, ages 0-5 are invited to meet with other Jewish and Interfaith families for a morning of preschool-friendly challah making and story time. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Please register at here.

Child Abuse Prevention Pinwheel Planting
Sunday, March 31  |  1:00 p.m.  |  JCC Front Lawn

Jewish Family Service will join Prevent Child Abuse Nebraska’s Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign to promote healthy child development and positive parenting. The community is invited to help plant the pinwheels on March 31st. Call (402) 330-2024 for details.

Making a Matzahpiece
Sunday, April 7  |  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  |  Beth Israel Synagogue

Kids ages 0–5 and their favorite adult are invited to join PJ Library Omaha and Friedel Jewish Academy for a morning of Passover-related art and stories. Questions? Contact Sara Kohen at Please register at

4 Cups of Freedom Religious Freedom:Myth or Reality?
Sunday, April 7  |  5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  |  Jewish Community Center

Take your place at the table and be part of the conversation. We will revisit the 4 cups of the Passover Seder and discuss the different aspects of religious freedom in the US and Israel. Each table will have a moderator. Snacks and wine provided. Speakers include: Max Perry Mueller, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Dr. Curtis Hutt, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Executive Director of the Goldstein Center for Human Rights, and Director of Programming at the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Full details at

Omaha Community Holocaust Commemoration
Wednesday, May 1  |  7:00 p.m.  |  Temple Israel

This year’s Omaha Community Holocaust Commemoration will be hosted by Temple Israel. All are welcome. The annual commemoration will be marked by readings and music from our local clergy, along with a candle-lighting ceremony honoring our Holocaust survivors and those who perished. The keynote speaker will be Scott Miller, recently retired Director of Curatorial Affairs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Miller will speak about his book, Tracing The Fates of the St. Louis Passengers. A special program for Jewish teens in grades 8-12 will be held at 5:30 p.m. The program will led by the Institute for Holocaust Education staff and includes dinner and an educational component based on the film, Pigeon.
More details can be found at

Scoops for Shavuot
Sunday, May 19  |  10:30 a.m. - Noon  |  Beth El Synagogue

Beth El Synagogue, PJ Library Omaha, and Friedel Jewish Academy invite kids ages 5 and under, with their favorite adult, to make ice cream and engage in other fun dairy-related activities in preparation for Shavuot. This program is free and open to the community. Registration is required. Sign up at Contact Sara Kohen ( with questions.

Performance of Hello, Dolly!
Thursday, May 30 |  7:00 p.m.  |  JCC Theater
Sunday, June 2     |  2:00 p.m.  |  JCC Theater

JCC Musical Theater presents Hello, Dolly! Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m. General Admission is $10. Child / Student Admission is $5. Advanced purchase is encouraged. Contact Johanna Berkey at (402) 334-6419 or to purchase.

Wine & Cheese Tasting
Friday, June 7  |  Details TBA

Join us for an evening with American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU). More details will be announced soon.


Thursday, June 13 | 7:30–9:00 a.m. | Goldstein Family Aquatic Center
Connect with fellow Chamber members, build mutually-beneficial relationships and get the inside scoop on the Jewish Federation of Omaha’s plan to update its campus. Registration opens May 13. Register in advance and save with FREE admission for Chamber members and $5 for non-Chamber members. Walk-In admission will be $5 for Chamber members, $10 for non-Chamber members. Register online at

Family Zoo Day with Friedel and PJ Library
Sunday, June 23  |  Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

Families in the Jewish community with children younger than 6 and all CDC families are invited to join Friedel and PJ Library Omaha for a morning of fun at the zoo. Details announced soon.

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