Parsha Balak

The power of the word by Rabbi M. Kripke Most of our Sidrah deals with the famous “prophecies” about Israel by Balaam, a Midianite prophet. He had been commissioned by the Moabite King, Balak, to curse Israel. But only blessings poured forth from his mouth. he...

To be a mensch, part 2

6.21.13 Issue by Julianne Dunn Herzog This is part two in a two-part series about Dr. Harold Maurer, Chancellor Emeritus of UNMC. Part one was published in our June 14 edition. You can find the complete story on our website at www.jewishomaha.org. After 25 years at...

A visit to the Jews of Surinam

6.21.13 Issue by Rich Juro Some questions you may have about Surinam: Where is it? What’s special about it? Are there Jews there? What’s their history? What’s their future? Fran and I set out to find the answers during our recent journey to Guyana, Surinam, and French...

Meet Dr. Anat Gilboa

6.21.13 Issue by Dr. Moshe Gershovich, Director of The Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies “Gender, Sexuality and ‘Otherness’ in Israeli Art” and “Jewish & Israeli Culture and Art” are the titles of two exciting new courses to be offered this fall by the...

Pastime, not past time

6.21.13 Issue by Mark Kirchhoff, Administrative Assistant, Center for Jewish Life Perhaps it is because it was a simpler time. Perhaps it is because the frenzy of the gridiron had not begun. Perhaps it is because there was pleasure in imagining the action in the park...

Ilana McNamara

3.21.13 Issue Ilana McNamara, daughter of Aviva Segall and Patrick McNamara, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 29, at Beth Israel. Ilana graduated last month from Friedel Jewish Academy. Her interests include playing the viola, reading, studying torah and...

Marissa and Bradley Abramson

6.21.13 Issue Marissa and Bradley Abramson announce the May 31 birth of their son, Dayton Shane. Grandparents are Sheri and Michael Abramson, and Debbie and Don Wiseman of San Diego. Great-grandparents are Alvin Abramson, Roberta Weissman of St. Louis, and Harriette...

Larry E. Roffman, M.D.

6.21.13 Issue Larry E. Roffman, M.D. passed away on June 14 at age 82. Services were held June 17 at Temple Israel, 7023 Cass St. He was preceded in death by parents, Sam and Ruth Roffman. He is survived by loving wife, Silvia; daughters and sons-in-law, Susie and...