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Spirit of Federation

5.2.14 Issue by Annette van de Kamp-Wright, Editor of the Jewish Press The Phil and Terri Schrager Spirit of Federation Award is given on an annual basis to those community members who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to build community. Its recipients have...

Sokolof Outstanding Jewish Teacher Award

5.2.14 Issue by Mary Bort, Endowment Assistant/Staff Writer, Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation When Melissa Stern was a little girl, she enjoyed going to school and admired her teachers. “I liked to play ‘school’ and create my own worksheets,” she recalled. “My...

Where are they now: David Forbes

5.2.14 Issue by Annette van de Kamp-Wright, Editor of the Jewish Press Can you tell me a little bit about where you were born, grew up, and what it was like going to Central? I was born in Omaha, raised in the Dundee area and, of course, attended Central High. I was...

Through the eyes of Karen Gustafson

5.2.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg Over the past weeks, we have focused on three of the four pillars of Jewish Family Service — caring, compassion and connection. In this issue we discuss the agency’s fourth pillar — commitment — with Karen Gustafson, Jewish...

Louis (Lindy) Paul

5.2.14 Issue Louis (Lindy) Paul, former athletic director of the Jewish Community Center in Omaha, passed away recently in Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy Paul and Robert Fiese of Los Angeles, and Judy Paul and Chuck...

Elijah Levi Marburg

5.2.14 Issue Elijah Levi Marburg, son of Debra Marburg and Daniel Marburg, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 10, at Temple Israel. Elijah is a seventh-grade Academic Honor student at Westside Middle School. He was selected for the Duke Talent Identification...

Emma Klein

5.2.14 Issue Emma Klein, daughter of Janet and Harry Klein, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 10, at Beth El. Emma is a seventh-grade Honor Roll student at Beveridge Magnet School. She was selected for the Duke Talent Identification Program and is a member of...

Tally and Zach Jacobson

5.2.14 Issue Tally and Zach Jacobson of Chicago, IL announce the March 10 birth of their son, Dylan Oz. He is named for his maternal great-grandfather, Isaac Nisenhouse. Grandparents are Rachel and Sam Oz of Parkland, FL,  Sheila and Richard Lee of Sun City West, AZ...