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A Mezuzah on every doorpost

9.26.14 Issue by Carole Greenberg, Assistant Director, Pennie Z. David CDC The Pennie Z. Davis Child Development Center held a Mezuzah ceremony on Friday Sept. 12, 2014. It was the culmination of a project started by Cynthia Follick. Her generosity provided 24...

1,300 games of poker

9.26.14 Issue by Marshall Becker Fifty years ago this summer, seven Jewish men in their late 20s and early 30s decided to play a game of poker. They were Larry Albert, Marshall Becker, Jim Farber, Jerry Krupinsky, Marshall Kushner, Bob Malashock and Sol Rosinsky....

Raphael “Ray” Edgar

9.27.14 Issue Former Omahan Raphael (Ray) Edgar passed away on Sept. 12 at age 82. Services were held Sept. 18 at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Indianapolis, IN. The burial followed in Beth-El Zedeck North Cemetery. He is survived by his children: Barry Edgar of Lake...

Backyard Concert Series

9.19.14 Issue by Justin Zachary Spooner, Development Associate, Jewish Federation of Omaha Sunday Sept. 21 is the final concert of this year’s Backyard Concert Series and Old Money is ready to close it out with a bang! Old Money is made up of Carlos Figueroa on drums,...

Funky facts about Ben & Jerry’s

9.19.14 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Communications, Jewish Federation of Omaha The Jewish Federation of Omaha kicks-off its 2015 Annual Campaign with guest speaker Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc., one of the most successful, socially...

Lillian Rose Cohen

9.19.14 Issue Lillian Rose Cohen, daughter of Karen and Michael Cohen, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Beth El. Lillian is an eighth-grade Honor Roll student at Brownell-Talbot and a graduate of Friedel Jewish Academy. Her interests include playing...

In memoriam: Michael Silver

9.19.14 Issue Michael Silver passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2014, in the company of his family, due to complications from leukemia. Michael was born on Jan. 30, 1948, in Landsberg, Germany, to Esther and Norman Silver, both Holocaust survivors. In 1949, his family...

In memoriam: Remembering Harry Allen

9.19.14 Issue by Joel Allen My father, Harry S. Allen, died on TuB’Av, the night of Aug. 10th, at the age of 91 in Jerusalem. When I think of Tzadikim, I think of my father and I would like to take the opportunity to share it. The righteous are different — human...