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Monkey Mind

1.31.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg On Wednesday evening, April 2, the community is invited to hear author Daniel Smith discuss his book, Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety. The presentation, which runs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Temple Israel, will be followed by a reception and...

Omaha Jewish Reunion

1.31.14 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Communications, Jewish Federation of Omaha The countdown began last September when over 15 different committees dug into the planning and prepping for the first ever Omaha Jewish Reunion, taking place Sept. 12-14, 2014. Save the date and...

Lessons from post WWII displaced persons

1.31.14 Issue by Mark Kirchhoff, The Center for Jewish Life “People didn’t just go from incarceration to liberation.  There was an interim difficult period that required a lot of effort, planning, decision-making, community building, and sheer determination. I am...

Inspired concert set for JCC

1.31.14 Issue by Diane Axler-Baum The Omaha Chamber Music Society will present Inspired on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., in the JCC Theater. This extraordinary concert features works by renowned composers who were not Jewish, but were inspired deeply by Jewish folk and...

Coleman Greenberg

1.31.14 Issue Coleman Greenberg, a former Omahan who made his home in Sedona, AZ,  passed away Jan. 16 at age 75. He was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Millie Greenberg. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Marty and Jane, and Rick and Karen...

Jane Ann Cohen

1.31.14 Issue Jane Ann Cohen passed away Jan. 15 at age 68. She was buried in Mt. Eden Cemetery in Valhalla, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Morton Cohen of Rockville Centre, NY. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, David and...

Happy Birthday, Rabbi!

1.24.14 Issue by Jill Belmont and Lisa Lieb, Beth El Publicity As Rabbi Myer S. Kripke marks the milestone of his 100th birthday, salutations and reminiscences have come pouring in from current and former congregants and colleagues. Following are just some of those...