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Christmas in Israel

Journal Entry from Israel by Teddy Weinberger During one of the classes I took with him at Columbia University, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg (of blessed memory) once said “it’s good that somewhere on earth December 25th is a regular work day.” He was speaking of...

Brandon Thomas Scholarship

12.21.12 Issue by Mary Bort, Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation The Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation is pleased to announce that Robert and Ellen Gordman have established the Brandon Thomas Vocational Scholarship Fund. The endowment fund was created in memory...

Jewish Book Month celebrations

12.21.12 Issue by Mary Sue Grossman, Associate Executive Director, Center for Jewish Life Events for Omaha’s 39th year of celebrating Jewish Book Month included happenings for those of all ages. Events kicked off with the Jewish Book Month Luncheon on Nov. 28,...

We welcome new donors

12.21.12 Issue by Bob Goldberg, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Jewish Federation of Omaha Lay and professional leaders in our community are working hard to achieve a 2013 Annual Campaign goal of 200 new gifts. We are introducing as many new donors as we can to the...

Light up the Night a success

12.21.12 Issue by Leora Azriel, Teen/BBYO Director On Dec. 11, 63 BBYO and BBYO Connect teens celebrated the fourth day of Hanukkah with latkes and sweet tasty treats, numerous spins of the dreidel, lighting the menorah, ice breaker games, and making new connections....

Simon Alex Murphy

12.21.12 Issue Simon Alex Murphy, son of Kate and Joe Murphy, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Temple Israel. Simon is a seventh-grade student at Glenwood Middle School in Glenwood, IA. He is in the Talented and Gifted program at school and was...

Lisa and Nic Miller

12.21.12 Issue Lisa and Nic Miller of Plano, TX, announce the Nov. 12 birth of their daughter, Ryane Cate Miller. She has two brothers, Kaden and Camden. Grandparents are Pam and Ron Feldman, and Deb and Paul Hoffman of Plano, TX. Great-grandparents are Lillian...

Norma Lou Levin Novak

12.21.12 Issue Norma Lou Levin Novak passed away on Dec. 14 in Omaha. Services were held on Dec. 17 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS and officiated by Rabbi Linda Steigman. She was preceded in death by her parents, Geraldine and Morris Levin, and husband, Harry...