Molly Koufer Sandler

2.28.14 Issue Molly Koufer Sandler passed away on Jan. 16 at age 95. She died at home of natural causes. Services were held at Tifereth Israel Synagogue in Des Moines, IA, following a private burial at Jewish Glendale Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her...

Lessons in Tzedakah

by Annette van de Kamp-Wright Editor of the Jewish Press My husband and I have been teaching our children about Tzedakah ever since they were old enough to not put the coins in their mouth. Any parent knows that teaching children to give things up is not always easy...

Schwalb Center hosts art exhibit

2.21.14 Issue by Kasey Davis, Staff Assistant, Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies The Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its first art exhibit, which will feature ten Jewish and Israeli...

Pippa White on JCC stage

2.21.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg From 1890 to 1930, millions of immigrants received a vivid and teeming introduction to America when they entered the iconic gates of Ellis Island. Their stories are amusing, frightening, inspiring, and true. On Friday, March 7, the entire...

Finding myself

by Angela Friedman In 2013 I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelors in General Studies with concentrations in Behavioral Health, Theatre and Health Education. I was especially honored to be chosen as the undergraduate commencement speaker...

Michelle and Stu Kazor

2.21.14 Issue Michelle and Stu Kazor announce the Sept. 3, 2013 birth of their daughter, Sophie Brynn. She is named for her late great aunt Ruth Jacobsen and her late great-grandmother Mildred Kolm. She has two sisters, Emily, age 14 and Elizabeth, age 11 and a...

Lorraine Reiss

2.21.14 Issue Lorraine Reiss passed away on Feb. 13 at age 96. Services were held on Feb. 16 in the Chapel at Beth El Cemetery, 84th and L Streets. She was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Reiss and daughter, Rochelle Drolson. She is survived by sons and...

Gertrude Weiss Nieder

2.21.14 Issue Gertrude Weiss Nieder passed away on Jan. 31 in Newton, NJ at age 94. Services were held on Feb. 4 at B’nai Jeshurum Cemetery in Elizabeth, NJ by Rabbi Bill Kurry. She was preceded in death by husbands, Stanley Weiss and Herbert Nieder, and son,...