Blumkin Family honored

by Ozzie Nogg In 1993, the Greater Omaha Chamber initiated its Omaha Business Hall of Fame to honor past and present Omaha-area business leaders. Among that “freshman class” was Rose Blumkin, founder of the Nebraska Furniture Mart. On Wednesday, April 23, the Chamber...

Young Leadership Award recipients

4.25.14 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Communications, Jewish Federation of Omaha Young leadership is an integral component of Jewish communal work. The phrase, “From Generation to Generation” reminds us of the work done by those who came before us and of our responsibility...

Star Deli celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut

4.25.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg Beginning in the evening of Monday, May 5, and ending at sunset on Tuesday, May 6, Jews everywhere will celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, which commemorates the 1948 Declaration of Independence by the State of Israel. In honor of this momentous...

Omaha Gives!

4.25.14 Issue by Justin Zachary Spooner, Development Associate, Jewish Federation of Omaha Omaha’s second annual 24-hour charitable challenge is set for May 21. Over 500 nonprofits are registered, the Jewish Federation of Omaha included. This is another chance to help...

Rabbi Myer S. Kripke

4.25.14 Issue by Annette van de Kamp-Wright, Editor of the Jewish Press Rabbi Myer S. Kripke passed away Friday, April 11 at the age of 100. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy and his daughter, Netta Stern. He is survived by his son, Saul A. Kripke; daughter...

Brittany and Michael Schackman

4.25.14 Issue Brittany and Michael Schackman of Plano, TX announce the Dec. 18 birth of their daughter, Blair Elise. She is named for her maternal great-grandmother, Ethel Wald and paternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Schackman Grandparents are Harriet and Ron Epstein...

Temple Israel Blood Drive

by David Golbitz   For the last six years, Temple Israel has met or exceeded its quota of blood donations and on Sunday, April 27, the congregation is looking to make it six straight for its annual Red Cross Blood Drive.   “Blood donations are always...

Sokolof Merit Scholarships awarded

4.18.14 Issue by Mary Bort, Endowment Assistant/Staff Writer, Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation College-bound seniors Mallory Rogers and Tyler Siegel have each been awarded a $10,000 Phil and Ruth Sokolof Honor Roll Merit Scholarship. These awards are not based on...

Biggest BBYO Spring Regional Convention yet

4.18.14 Issue by Leora Werner, BBYO/Teen Director In Kansas City from April 3-6, Omaha teens joined over 225 staff and BBYO’ers for a fun-filled 3-day meaningful Jewish experience. On Thursday evening, teens were eager to meet new friends and played several great...