Florence (Faygie) Shrago Rose

9.19.14 Issue Florence (Faygie) Shrago Rose Former Omahan Florence (Faygie) Shrago Rose passed away on Sept. 6 in Louisville, KY. Services were held on Sept. 8 in Louisville, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah and Harry Shrago, and her brother, Morris...

Martin J. Lehr

9.19.14 Issue Martin J. Lehr passed away on Sept. 7 surrounded by his wife and children at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic after a summer long battle with heart failure culminating in an experimental valve repair attempt. Born Jan. 21, 1931 to Russian immigrants Joseph and...

Many Scottish Jews wary of independence

By Ben Sales GLASGOW (JTA) — Bright blue signs scream “Yes” while red ones urge “No, thanks” in the streets of Scotland’s largest city just days before a vote on whether to secede from the United Kingdom. But at Frank Angell’s house, his windows are...

A missing private comes home

By Ron Kampeas ARLINGTON, Va. (JTA) — The scene at Arlington National Cemetery last Friday was not quite routine, but nor was it unusual: A clergyman said a prayer, an army NCO handed Bernard Gavrin’s closest living relative a folded U.S. flag, and a volunteer...

Schneiderman 2015 Annual Campaign Lion Chair

9.5.14 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Communications, Jewish Federation of Omaha Jan Schneiderman, longtime community volunteer and dedicated lay leader, will be recognized this weekend with the 2014 Kipnis-Wilson Friedland Award by the Jewish Federations of North America....

Here’s the scoop!

9.5.14 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Communications, Jewish Federation of Omaha Does Phish Food, Cherry Garcia or Chunky Monkey ring a bell? What about Chubby Hubby or Half-Baked? Ice cream lovers everywhere recognize these iconic labels. They are the trademark flavors...

Backyard Concert Series kicks off

9.5.14 Issue by Justin Zachary Spooner, Development Associate, Jewish Federation of Omaha The annual Backyard Concert Series returns for a fourth season to the Campus. With gratitude to the Karen Sokolof Javitch Music Fund, the Herbert Goldsten Trust, the Special...

The “Reunion” ladies will be here!

9.5.14 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Communications, Jewish Federation of Omaha Reunions. Camaraderie, friendship, memories. For this exceptional group of friends, gathering together from homes across the country is worth the effort. Frankie Harding Kasin, Rocky Lipp Lewis,...

Steven J. Lustgarten

9.5.14 Issue Steven J. Lustgarten passed away on Aug. 25 at age 86. Services were held on Aug. 27 at Fisher Farm Cemetery. He was preceded in death by parents, Ben and Pola Lustgarten; brothers, Al and Chet Lustgarten; sisters, Ida Jordan and Dorothy Riekes. He is...