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Storywalk! - FREE PROGRAM
April 2–19  |  And Then Another Sheep Turned Up
May 15-31  |  One Good Deed
Members and Non Members of all ages are invited on an interactive adventure! StoryWalk!™ is a short outdoor walking path behind the JCC. Pages of a storybook are posted along the way. StoryWalk!™ can be accessed during building hours.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony
Tuesday, March 28  |  7:00 pm |  Countryside Church
The public is invited to hear the testimony of Marion Blumenthal Lazan, Holocaust survivor and author of Four Perfect Pebbles. This program is presented by the Center for Faith Studies at Countryside Community Church and the Institute for Holocaust Education. For more information visit

Visiting Author, Jason Gewirtz
Wednesday, March 29 |  7:00 pm 
Presented by the Jewish Federation of Omaha. Learn more at

Parenting the Love & Logic Way
March 30, April 13, 20, & 27  |  6:00 pm  |  JCC
Jewish Family Service is proud to partner with Woodhaven Counseling Associates Inc. to offer Parenting the Love & Logic Way. This four session course is open to ALL parents. For more information, or to register, contact JFS at (402) 330-2024.

Child Abuse Prevention Pinwheel Planting

Sunday  |  April 2   |  1:00 p.m. 
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. 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 pinwheels at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 on the JCC campus. Call (402) 330-2024 for details.
Visiting Scholar, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Thursday, April 20 |  7:00 pm 
Presented by the Jewish Federation of Omaha. Learn more at

Nebraska State Holocaust Commemoration

Sunday, April 23  |  3:00 pm  |  State Capitol Rotunda
Event will be held in Lincoln at the State Capitol Rotunda. Learn more at

Sunday Family StoryTime
Sundays | April 23, May 14, June 18  | 3:30 pm
Sunday Family Storytime promotes group participation and social growth for children through interactive stories, songs, and crafts. Each month will explore a different theme or holiday. Storytime is open to all, but content is geared towards preschoolers and early elementary children. All religions are welcome. Caretakers must stay with their children. A small snack will be served. Storytime is held in the Jewish Federation of Omaha Kripke Library. Call (402) 334-6409 for details.
Omaha Community Holocaust Commemoration
Wednesday, April 26  |  7:00 pm  |  Beth Israel Synagogue Omaha Community Holocaust Commemoration with guest speaker, Ela Weissberger.

Community Yom Ha’Atzmaut Festival
Monday, May 1  |  5:30 pm  |  JCC Pavilion 
Free event open to the community. Event includes children’s carnival, B’nai B’rith trivia quiz, Israeli movie and reception. More details announced soon.

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