Geraldine Lapierre

12.20.13 Issue Geraldine LaPierre passed away on Dec. 16. Services were held Dec. 17 at West Lawn Cemetery, 5701 Center Street. She was preceded in death by husband Frenchie LaPierre. She is survived by nieces and nephew Leslie Kully, Karen Meyer, and Bruce Forbes,...

David Louis Byer

12.20.13 Issue David Louis Byer passed away on Nov. 22 at age 97 in San Diego, CA. Private services were held. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia White Byer of San Diego, CA; sons, Richard Byer of Frankfurt, Germany, and Philip Byer  of Toronto, CA; daughter, Judith...

Calm after the storm

by Ben Sales Only about 20 minutes outside of the city did it begin to appear — patches of white on the rough hills abutting the road, sprinklings of flakes on the pines. By the time our bus reached Mevasseret Tzion, near Jerusalem, the snow was blanketing the ground,...

Parsha Vayehi

Immortality doctrine by Rabbi M. Kripke When speaking about the Bible, particularly to Christians, one finds oneself regularly pointing out that in Judaism the doctrine of eternal life is not Biblical but rabbinic. Christians especially, but Jews too, are at first...

The cost of Jewish education

by Annette van de Kamp-Wright Editor of the Jewish Press On Thursday, Dec. 5, I attended the annual Friedel Jewish Academy Hanukkah play. For the first time, my daughter wasn’t in it (she graduated in May of this year); my son, who is in third grade, represented the...

Jerusalem, May I not forget you

12.13.13 Issue by Eliad Eliyahu Ben-Shushan, Community Shaliach It is easy not to forget Jerusalem – not only because of the rich history, but also because of the everyday current events in the most famous city in the world. Last July, three weeks before I moved...

Get ready for Fiddler Junior

12.13.13 Issue by Rachel Martin Speak loud and be understood. These straightforward directions could be given in a number of life’s occasions. They are simple, yet significant. Perhaps that is why Fran Sillau, Director of the JCC Musical Theater Community Acting...

Lois Wine’s big impact

12.13.13 Issue by Ozzie Nogg Rose Blumkin Jewish Home Residents, staff, volunteers, friends and family gathered in the Silverman Auditorium on November 26 to honor Lois Wine, Director of Volunteer Services, at her retirement party. The event was hosted by the Home to...

Shaller/Hersch

12.13.13 Issue Donna and Alan Hersch of Lincoln announce the engagement of their son, Daniel Alexander Hersch to Samantha Lynn Shaller, daughter of Michelle and Steven Shaller of Sunfish Lake, MN. The bride-to-be graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of...