Rachel Saag, BBYO Omaha Council President

9.20.13 Issue by Rachel Martin “With the right programs and the right help, we can really grow BBYO in Omaha,” said Rachel Saag, Omaha’s BBYO Council President. Saag learned this, among other valuable lessons, at AZA and BBG’s International August Executives...

Holocaust Educators Conference

9.20.13 Issue by Solomon Kleinsmith, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Institute for Holocaust Education Teaching today’s youth about the Holocaust and World War II is incredibly important, and often difficult. The Institute for Holocaust Education and...

Azriel/Werner

9.20.13 Issue Azriel/Werner Leora Azriel, daughther of Rabbi Aryeh and Elyce Azriel and Matthew Werner, son of Colleen and Philip Werner of Hastings, NE announce their engagement. She is the granddaughter of Marvin and the late Beatrice Azriel of Buffalo Grove, IL,...

Samantha Matz

9.28.13 Issue Samantha Matz, daughter of Stacie and Jay Matz, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Temple Israel. Samantha is an eighth-grade High Honor Roll student at Westside Middle School. Her interests include art, dance and spending time with...

One year and counting

9.13.13 Issue The countdown has officially begun as the first ever Omaha Jewish Reunion will take place Sept. 12-14, 2014. Everyone is invited to save the date and make plans to be in Omaha for a weekend filled with reunion- worthy events. Whether it’s your...

Smiling on a street corner

9.13.13 Issue by Courtney Bierman This past summer, I spent three weeks at Brown University as part of a pre-college program. One day, the Westboro Baptist Church showed up. The Westboro Baptist Church is a small congregation based in Topeka. They are known for their...

A family affair

9.13.13 Issue by Annette van de Kamp-Wright, Jewish Press Editor Imagine: you’re 87 years old, you live at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, and your granddaughter Katie tells you she’s been selected to join a dance company. Not just any dance company; the Vertigo Dance...

Alice (Litzie) Trustin

9.13.13 Issue Alice (Litzie) Trustin passed away on Sept. 4 at age 86. Services were held Sept. 10 at Air Force Village II, High Flight Chapel in San Antonio, TX followed by a reception. She was interred in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. She was preceded in death...