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8.29.14 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Communications, Jewish Federation of Omaha Long-time volunteers, donors, and community leaders Norm and Suzy Sheldon will head the Federation’s 2015 Annual Campaign, set to begin on Sept. 15. The Sheldons’ two daughters, Wendy and Lisa...

B’nai B’rith raises over $45,000

8.29.14 Issue by Ari Riekes, Henry Monsky Lodge President On May 15, 2014, the Henry Monsky Lodge of B’nai B’rith held its 60th Omaha Charity Sports Banquet before a sold out crowd of 1200 people. NFL quarterback, Peyton Manning, of the Denver Broncos, keynoted the...

Mainstreeters

8.29.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg The main events in September and October for the Jewish community are, of course, the High Holidays — and Mainstreeters has scheduled three autumn programs that won’t interfere with your attendance at services, so mark the dates on...

Lauren Kirk

8.29.14 Issue Lauren Kirk, daughter of Kelly and Thomas Kirk, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Beth El. Lauren is an eighth-grade Distinguished Honor Roll student at Russell Middle School. She is a Duke University Talent Search participant, and a...

Robert Osborne

8.29.14 Issue Robert Osborne, son of Ann and Don Osborne, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Temple Israel. Robert is an eight-grade HAL and honor roll student at Kiewit Middle School. His interests include boy scouts, gaming and science. For his...

The impact of our funds to Israel

8.22.14 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Commications, Jewish Federation of Omaha At Press deadline, a ceasefire appears to be holding between Israel and Hamas. As the situation continues to evolve, the Jewish State’s military operation remains on high alert and the Jewish...

Blumkin Home carnival

8.22.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg On Sunday, Sept. 7, the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home will host an old-fashioned Blumkin Carnival and Grandparent’s Day Celebration, complete with food, rides, games-of chance, prizes and once-in-a-lifetime family photo ops. The event, a joint...

What you need to know about BBYO

8.22.14 Issue by Rachel Martin, BBYO/Teen Director Hello. My name is Rachel Martin, and I am the new BBYO/teen director. I grew up in Omaha, was a member of BBG Ediar, and am passionate about providing exceptional experiences to Jewish teens in Omaha. My involvements...