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Parsha Shelah Lekha

The Land and the People by Rabbi Myer Kripke The scouts who spied out the Land of Israel for Moses described it as a land flowing with milk and honey. And indeed, compared with the desert areas the Israelites had traversed, the land was very good. It was a land of...

The remarkable story of Jacob Besser: Part 1

5.31.13 Issue by Annette van de Kamp-Wright, Editor of the Jewish Press            Editor’s note: This is part one in the story of Jacob Besser and his remarkable journey from Russia to Omaha, and a few other places in between. Rather than compress it, it needs to be...

Dr. Larry Roffman — Humanitarian of the Year

5.31.13 Issue by Annette van de Kamp-Wright, Editor of the Jewish Press Being Jewish, according to Dr. Larry Roffman, “is not about sitting on the sidelines of life. It is life. You reach out, you welcome newcomers, you volunteer, you study, you vote, care, support...

The cool new space

5.31.13 Issue by Annette van de Kamp-Wright, Editor of the Jewish Press You may have noticed: something has been brewing in the canteen area. Space has been blocked off, Friedel Jewish Academy has a new donor wall and a nice set of double doors, while the canteen...

Getting to know the city of Prague

5.31.13 Issue by Steven J. Riekes             (Note: This is a continuation of a description of the Jewish Heritage trip that  Margo and I, Nate and Hannah Schwalb, and Bernard and Naomi Bloom took with Professor Stephen Berk of Union College last summer.  From...

Megan Adams and Jeffrey Bennett

5.313.13 Issue Megan Adams and Jeffrey Bennett of South Orange, NJ announce the May 15 birth of their son, Aaron Gabriel Jacob Bennett. Grandparents are Bettie and John Adams and Sheree and Fred Bennett of Verona, NJ. Great grandmother is Rose Adams of Reno,...

Lawrence Hornstein

5.31.13 Issue Lawrence Hornstein passed away on May 26 at age 71. Services were held on May 27 at Golden Hill Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bess and Julius Hornstein. He is survived by his partner, Miki Petersen; son and daughter-in-law, David and...