What else is new

by Annette van de Kamp-Wright With all eyes on the country’s finances, cabinet appointments and gun control, it’s easy to overlook some of the other stories out there. So, here it is: a random selection of things you may have missed.     Remembering Aaron Swartz Aaron...

Parsha Beshalach

Egypt’s Wealth by Rabbi M. Kripke Our Sidrah recounts the actual Exodus from Egypt, the miracle at the Sea of Reeds, and Israel’s resolute plunging into the wilderness to seek a way to the Promised Land. The Midrash (Yalkut) offers an extremely interesting...

For love of the game

1.25.13 Issue by Annette van de Kamp-Wright, Editor of the Jewish Press You will probably never see Omahans Carol and David Alloy on ESPN. They are not famous athletes, coaches, or college professors. Yet they gave the University of Nebraska at Lincoln a gift that...

Into the storm

1.25.13 Issue by Julianne Dunn Herzog This is part three in a three-part series about the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. Part one appeared in the Jan. 11 issue, part two in the Jan. 18 issue. People back here in the Midwest often ask “Why do people live so close to...

Shoah Archives at UNO’s Criss Library

1.25.13 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Communications Specialist, Jewish Federation of Omaha The University of Nebraska-Omaha is now one of only three academic centers in the Midwest with access to the largest database of visual testimony on the Holocaust in the world. In a...

Grants awarded by Goldstein Supporting Foundation

1.25.13 Issue by Mary Bort, Endowment Assistant, Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation The Jewish Federation of Omaha (JFO) Foundation announced that the Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Supporting Foundation Board of Directors awarded 22 grants during their semi-annual...