Peace Meal

by Annette van de Kamp-Wright When the U.S. Secretary of State visits the Middle East, all sorts of things can go wrong. You could insult a politician, insult the local population, be overly optimistic about the peace process, or antagonize various religious groups....

Jewish Celebrity Roundup

By Six Degrees (No Bacon) Staff NEW YORK (JTA) — An unsavory appearance on Gordon Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares” turned out to be a PR nightmare for Samy Bouzaglo, the owner of Amy’s Baking Company in Scottsdale, Ariz. But the Morocco-born Israeli appears to have...

The JCC is going green

5.24.13 Issue by Lynn Batten, Publicity and Gallery Manager “Tikkun Olam” is a Hebrew phrase that translates to “repairing the world.” This simple phrase holds a powerful meaning, suggesting that humanity has a shared responsibility to heal, fix and transform the...

A visit to Budapest

5.24.13 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. Incidentally, after the...

Spencer Arnold crowned Mr. AZA

5.24.13 Issue by Leora Azriel, BBYO/Teen Director The JCC Campus Pavilion was a great spot to hold the annual BBYO Mr. AZA Omaha, a fundraiser for the Ediar Chapter and BBYO’s Inter-national Service Fund (ISF). The evening netted close to $400 for the members of...

Omaha’s Russian Jews celebrate Victory Day

5.24.13 Issue On Thursday evening, May 9, Omaha’s Russian speaking senior community gathered at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home to celebrate Victory Day. One of the most important Russian holidays, Victory Day marks Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Union in 1945, ending...