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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.

Catchball is Coming to Omaha!
Monday, July 1 - Intro Class & Practice Session, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 2 - Intro Class & Practice, 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Final Game, 6:00 p.m. & Post Game Dinner at Jams, 7:30 p.m.

Catchball, the largest social/sports league for mothers in Israel, is coming to
Omaha July 1st and 2nd! Leagues are a combination of sports and community where women demonstrate good sportsmanship, friendly and professional competition, fair play & positive physical activity. Catchball is a variation of volleyball where players catch, pass and throw the ball using a regulation-size volleyball and court. We are proud to welcome three players and one coach from our Partnership region in Israel to teach Catchball to our community. Classes and events are FREE and open to ANY woman over 30 (mama or not). Jewish or Non Jewish, everyone welcome. Join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity!

• Two introductory classes / practices will be held before the final game.
• No previous experience is needed to participate.
• You may attend attend any of the sessions and final game.
• Intro / practice sessions are about 60 minutes and held in the JCC gymnasium.

Those interested in playing in the final game should sign up with Esther Katz at (402) 334-6406 or The final game will be followed by dinner at Jams. Those planning on attending dinner should RSVP to Esther, with a $10 payment. This event is sponsored by the Partnership with Israel Sports2Gether, Jewish Federation of Omaha and the Jewish Community Center of Omaha.

Jewish Family Service Suicide Prevention Talk
Sunday, August 4 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Sozo’s Coffee House
In the ongoing quest by Jewish Family Service (JFS) to educate the entire
community about Suicide Prevention, not only risk factors by age group,
but protective factors and how to help a friend in need. Our next program, is
focused on 19-25 year olds and will be held at Sozo’s Coffee house, on Sunday, August 4, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Sozo’s is at 1314 Jones Street in the Old Market. Come enjoy a coffee on us and learn how to help someone in need. For further information about the program, e-mail Karen at

Fall Musical Theater Audtions
Sunday, August 18 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Members and Non Members are invited to be a part of the JCC Musical Theater cast. The title of the upcoming musical will be announced July 12th. Registration opens Monday, July 15. Registration is REQUIRED to audition. Members may register beginning at 9:00 a.m. Non Members can begin registering at Noon. Required audition materials will be posted on our website soon. Registration will close at 50 participants. Don’t delay! Call (402) 334-6419 or register online. Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 18th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Parenting the Love & Logic Way™
Thursdays, September 19, 26, October 10 & 24
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | $70* / couple

It’s been called America’s most practical and entertaining parenting program, and it’s here to help you! 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. Due to campus renovations, this round of Love & Logic classes will be held at The Water’s Edge Church, 19600 Harrison Street, in Gretna. Classes will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Childcare for children ages 3 and up will be available on-site for $5 per
child per class.

To register, or for more info, contact Jewish Family Service at (402) 330-2024 or on-line at
*Scholarship info on request. Registrants must attend all 4 classes.

Save the Date!   Backyard Concert Series
August 25, September 8, 15 & 22
FREE • Sundays • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Grab your lawn chairs and picnic blanket. Pack the cooler. Bring the family and invite your friends to the annual Backyard Concert Series! Enjoy the fresh air, funky tunes, and fun atmosphere. All concerts are FREE and begin at 5:00 p.m. Concerts will be held in the JCC Pavilion, located to the back of the Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus. Stay tuned! Bands announced soon!

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