Final film of Omaha Jewish Film Festival

8.22.14 Issue by Mark Kirchhoff, Administrative Assistant, The Center for Jewish Life With the number of positive comments received for the first three films of the 13th Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival – Fill the Void, The Zigzag Kid, and Rue Mandar, the bar...

Dr. David and Jessica Zalkin

8.22.14 Issue Dr. David and Jessica Zalkin of Denver announce the July 4 birth of their daughter, Esther Shayna. She is named for her great-grandmothers, the late Evelyn Esther Flaxer, and the late Selma Engorn. Her siblings are Shmuel Yekusiel, Emunah Menucha, and...

Lauren (Paley) and Seth Topek

8.22.14 Issue Lauren (Paley) and Seth Topek of Houston announce the Aug. 5 birth of their son, Isadore (Izzy) Arthur. He is named for grandfathers, Rabbi Isadore Garsek and  Arthur Paley, and grandmother, Helen Topek. He has two sisters, Nora and Ella. Grandparents...

Isaac “Mark” Klein

8.22.14 Issue Former Omahan Isaac “Mark” Klein passed away on Aug. 9 at age 64 in Merriam, KS. Services were held on Aug. 11 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. He is survived by his nephew Aaron Klein and fianceé Joy Krogtorp; many great friends who loved and cared for him. He...

Omaha Family Trees

8.15.14 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Communications, Jewish Federation of Omaha “On a regular basis, I am contacted by various communities around the country asking what makes Omaha so special,” Jewish Federation of Omaha CEO Mike Silverman explained at the organization’s...

Lily Kay celebrates 100th birthday

8.15.14 Issue by Annette van de Kamp-Wright, Editor, Jewish Press On Friday, Sept. 5, Rose Blumkin Jewish Home resident Lily Kay plans to officially earn the title of centenarian. She will celebrate with her family and friends later this month at the Rose Blumkin...

Omaha Jewish Film Festival continues

8.15.14 Issue by Mark Kirchhoff, Administrative Assistant, The Center for Jewish Life The 13th Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival continues on Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the JCC Theater with the showing of The Zigzag Kid. The film is based on the beloved novel by David...

Israel on Campus: what to do

8.15.14 Issue by Alan Potash, Regional Director of ADL Plains Region/Community Relations Committee JFO I am frequently called upon to speak with high school and college students about Jewish life in college. The topics are usually centered around Jewish life on...