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The story of Warsaw

11.2.12 Issue by Steve Riekes During the summer of 2012, Steve Riekes traveled to Eastern Europe. His wife Margo accompanied him, as did good friends Nathan and Hannah Schwalb, and Dr. Bernard Bloom, formerly of Omaha, and his wife, Naomi, of Dallas. What follows is a...

Why we give

11.2.12 Issue             Editor’s note: On Oct. 28, Todd Simon and David Gilinsky addressed a number of community members during the Lion of Judah and Pacesetter brunch. These are excerpts from their speeches. Read David Gilinsky’s speech below. by Todd Simon In...

Mainstreeters in November

11.2.12 Issue by Ozzie Nogg            From concerts to classes to luncheons and lectures, the Mainstreeters’ November activities schedule offers a slew of appealing programs. Check out these events, put them on your calendar and say bye-bye to boredom. The Brownville...

First annual kugel contest

11.2.12 Issue by Leora Azriel, BBYO/Teen Director Are you Krazy for Kugel? Join us in the JCC auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 18 because BBYO’s MZ Yoshanah is serving you up some savory noodle dishes! Come taste delicious flavors such as potato zucchini, raspberry pecan,...

Blumkin Home plans annual Family Night Dinner

11.2.12 Issue by Ozzie Nogg The Rose Blumkin Jewish Home’s annual Family Night Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails on Main Street. Dinner follows at 6 p.m. “This year our theme is a fall harvest festival with...

Olivia Nogg

11.2.12 Issue      Olivia Nogg, daughter of Patty and Tony Nogg, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Temple Israel. Olivia is an eighth-grade Honor Roll student at Kiewit Middle School. Her interests include taking dance at Just Dance Co. and she is...

Time to start building

By Matthew Brooks/RJC   Editor’s note: this opinion piece runs in tandem with the article by David Harris, President and CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council WASHINGTON (JTA) — As Will Rogers said, “When you find yourself in a hole, stop...