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Noah’s Ark lands on campus

10.31.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg Noah’s Ark, a mini-musical featuring Residents of the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home and students from the Friedel Jewish Academy, will be presented on Friday, Nov. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the Jewish Community Center Theater. The production, written...

IHE Film Series

10.31.14 Issue by Liz Feldstern, IHE Executive Director Of all the many lessons imparted by the events of WWII and the Holocaust, perhaps one of the most poignant is the incredible power of just one human being. Sometimes for good, and all too often for evil –...

Mainstreeters in November

10.31.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg The Whipping Man: Sunday, Nov. 9, matinee at 2 p.m. in the Omaha Community Playhouse Howard Drew Theater. $20. The Civil War has ended. Caleb, a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier, returns to his parents’ ruined home. His family has fled,...

BBYO and Campaign

10.31.14 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Communications, Jewish Federation of Omaha Earlier this month, the Jewish Federation of Omaha kicked off its 2015 Annual Campaign with an appearance by Jerry Greenfield, co-creator of the world famous Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brand....

Central High School Hall of Fame 2014

10.31.14 Issue by Annette van de Kamp-Wright, Editor, Jewish Press On Oct. 2, the Central High School Alumni Association inducted nine individuals whose paths from the school led them to the highest levels of achievement in business and community service. Sam Beber,...

Bernice Riseman Kaplan

10.31.14 Issue Bernice Riseman Kaplan passed away on Oct. 21 at age 102. Services were held on Oct. 24 at Temple Israel, 13111 Sterling Ridge Drive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lazar Kaplan. She is survived by her children, Robert Kaplan and Toni Rosen;...

Adam McGauvran

10.31.14 Issue Adam McGauvran, son of Kathy and John McGauvran, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Temple Israel. Adam is a seventh-grade student at Westside Middle School. His interests include basketball, golf, biking and summer camp at Camp Sabra....

Fran and Chris Edwards

10.31.14 Issue Fran and Chris Edwards announce the June 18 birth of their son, Rhys Llewellyn Fitzgerald Edwards. He has three sisters, O’Bryen, Gavriella, Siobhan and two brothers, Malcolm,...

Raise Nebraska’s Minimum Wage

by Rabbi Josh Brown of Temple Israel and Rev. Scott Jones of First Central Congregational Church (Note: Names in this piece have been changed for the purposes of privacy to the individuals mentioned) Jane works full-time at her minimum wage job while raising her...