A fitting memorial

3.21.14 Issue by Annette van de Kamp-Wright, Editor of the Jewish Press During the summer of 2013, Penny Endelman and Jewish Community Center Executive Director Mark Martin began talking about how to honor the memory of Penny’s husband Randy. Randy had passed away in...

Jack Harrison Simons

3.21.14 Issue Jack Harrison Simons, son of Tonya and Rob Simons, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March 29, at Temple Israel. Jack is a seventh-grade Honor Roll student at Kiewit Middle School. He was invited to participate in Duke University Program. His...

Heather and Meyer Schwartz

3.21.14 Issue Heather and Meyer Schwartz of Augusta, GA, announce the Feb. 21 birth of their daughter, Ruth Maura. She has three sisters, Eva Claire, Isabelle and Madelyn. Grandparents are Phyllis and the late Maurice Schwartz of Omaha, and Jerry and Lynette James of...

Phyllis Neuswanger

3.21.14 Issue Phyllis Neuswanger passed away peacefully on Feb. 23 at age 91 at Hospice of the Valley in Tempe, AZ. There will be cremation; her ashes will be scattered off Maui near the former family home. She is survived by daughters, Linda Novak of Omaha, Nancy...

More than a Summer Camp

3.14.14 Issue by Lynn Batten, JFO Publicity Manager For the past 40 years something special has been happening at the Jewish Community Center. Every summer, large groups of children start to congregate on the grassy field behind the building. They come with backpacks,...

Omaha’s Russian Cultural Club

3.14.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg On Wednesday, Feb. 19, eight Russian-speaking seniors boarded the Jewish Senior Services bus and took a day trip to the Joslyn Art Museum. JSS staff members Shelly Fox, Director of Outreach and Admissions and Maggie Conti, Director of...

Staying in touch

3.14.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg Obviously, the younger generation is all atwitter over technology. But Facebook, YouTube, FaceTime and Skype are also embraced by older adults, as evidenced by sessions at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home where Residents can now virtually...