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Point of View: Spinning Yarn

by Annette van de Kamp-Wright Jewish Press Editor When I was little, my grandmother used to tell the following story. When the Germans first invaded Holland, the Nazis would walk into random homes and take all the food. One day, a soldier barged in and demanded to...

Parsha Ki Tavo

Gratitude by Rabbi M. Kripke Our Sidrah opens with instruction to the Hebrews (who were about to enter Canaan) to remember that this land is the Lord’s gift to them. They were to show their gratitude by  making an (annual?) acknowledgement, formal and solemn, at the...

Campaign Team 2014

8.23.13 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Communications, Jewish Federation of Omaha Justin Zachary “Zach” Spooner recently joined the Federation Campaign team as a Development Associate. Spooner will assist Sharon Kirshenbaum, Campaign Chair and Marty Ricks, Chief Development...

Zoey Newman

Zoey Newman, daughter of Karli and Jody Newman, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Temple Israel. Zoey is an eighth-grade student at Beveridge Magnet School. Her interests include acting, singing, dancing, horses, baking and eating desserts. For her...

Lauren and Jonathan Zoob

8.23.13 Issue Lauren and Jonathan Zoob Foster City, CA announce the July 26 birth of their son, Jordan Ryder. He was named for his paternal great-grandfather Joseph Rogoff and his paternal great-grandmother Roslyn Zoob and his maternal great-grandmother, Rachel Levy....

Billie Pepper Trachtenbarg

8.23.13 Issue Former Omahan Billie Pepper Trachtenbarg passed away on July 18 in Stillwater, OK. Services were held on July 21 in Stillwater . She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Florence Pepper, her husband Malcolm (Mac); cousin, Dr. Maurice Pepper;...