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Young Environmental Activists

Young Environmental Activists

Sara Cohen   As global temperatures rise and record-breaking natural disasters become the new normal, individuals have naturally begun to feel powerless to the present realities of climate change. Though individual actions to reduce one’s carbon footprint are... read more
More than a hobby:  Jodi and Mike Levine

More than a hobby: Jodi and Mike Levine

Annette van de Kamp-Wright Editor, Jewish Press Walking onto Jodi and Mike Levine’s acreage is like a mini-vacation. For the visitor, that is, because one can only imagine the amount of work it takes. Mike, originally from Louisville, Kentucky, grew up in Columbus,... read more
Introducing the Omaha Community Beit Midrash

Introducing the Omaha Community Beit Midrash

Annette van de Kamp-Wright Editor, Jewish Press When Beth Israel’s rabbi Ari Dembitzer first moved to Omaha, he watched a congregant park—far away from the front door, even though there were closer spots. When he asked why, the congregant told him: “Other people might... read more
Our backyard: Burke Stadium

Our backyard: Burke Stadium

Annette van de Kamp-Wright Editor, Jewish Press First constructed in 1967, the Burke High School (Home of the Bulldogs!) Stadium has hosted hundreds of classes, football games, band competitions, soccer practices and even Lacrosse games. Toba Cohen-Dunning, Executive... read more

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Mariya “Mary” Etus

Mariya “Mary” Etus

9.13.19 Issue Mariya “Mary” Etus passed away on Sept. 6. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mira and Leonid and her brother, Mike. She is survived by her brother, Gregory; sisters-in-law Olga and Valentina; niece, Lucy and her family; and nephews: Igor, Slava,...
Arthur (Art) I. Friedman

Arthur (Art) I. Friedman

9.13.19 Issue Arthur (Art) I. Friedman of Omaha passed away surrounded by his family on Sept. 5, at age 77. Services were held on Sept. 8 at Beth El Cemetery, officiated by Rabbi Steven Abraham and Hazzan Michael Krausman. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
Shelley Schaffer

Shelley Schaffer

9.6.19 Issue Shelley Schaffer passed away on Aug. 25 at age 70 in Cudahy, WI. Services were held Aug. 28 at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Shirley (Kushner) Schaffer. She is survived by her sisters, Stephanie and...

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