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Humanitarian of the Year

Dr. Howard Gendelman will receive the Jewish Federation of Omaha Humanitarian of the Year Award.

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Orthodox rabbis join the conversation on LGBTQ inclusion

By Gabe Friedman NEW YORK (JTA) – A group of modern Orthodox rabbis have done what advocates for Orthodox gays and lesbians say would have been unthinkable as recently as five years ago: They spoke at a conference on the treatment of gay, lesbian and transgender... read more

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Jacelyn Sage Shulewitz

6.9.17 Issue Kelsea and Chad Shulewitz of Omaha, announce the May. 13 birth of their daughter, Jacelyn Sage. Grandparents are Cindy and Alan Shulewitz, and Kristi and Mike Townsend all of Omaha. Great-grandparents are Phyllis and the late Normand Roffman, the late...

Harold E. Bernstein

6.2.17 Issue Harold E. Bernstein passed away on May 12 peacefully at his Omaha home at age 96. A private burial was held on May 16 at Temple Israel Cemetery followed by a Memorial Service at Temple Israel. He was preceded in death by parents Grace and Louis Bernstein,...

Ruth Segall Cain

6.2.17 Issue Former Omahan Ruth Segall Cain passed away on May 10 in Tucson, AZ. She was predeceased by husband, Norman Cain, sister, Pearl Segall Herzog, brothers, Max Segall, and Irving Segall and brother and sister-in-law, Abraham and Bess Segall. She is survived...

Solomon Schwartz

6.2.17 Issue Solomon Schwartz passed away on May 2 at age 91. Services were held May 5 at Beth El Cemetery, 84th & L Street. He was preceded in death by wife Sylvia Schwartz, and brothers Melvin Schwartz and Ben Schwartz. He is survived by daughter Debbie...

Maxine Simons

5.26.17 Issue Maxine Simons passed away on May 12 at age 93. Services were held May 15  at Beth El Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Laurie Misle; and grandson, Jason Fields. She is survived by her husband, Milton; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and...


6.9.17 Issue Joel and Sandy Bleicher of Council Bluffs announce the engagement of their son Aaron Bleicher to Shannon Behm daughter of Cindy Behm and Randy Behm. Shannon is the granddaughter of Phyllis Behm of Council Bluffs. Aaron is the grandson of Dorothy Tawzer of... read more

Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah is late this year on the regular calendar, and that means we are nearing the end of 2016. It’s been a big year for us; our sales are finally doing better, and as a result you have seen our paper grow considerably. Now, we have one more surprise for our... read more

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