Global Day of Jewish Learning

10.24.14 Issue by Mary Sue Grossman, Program Coordinator, Center for Jewish Life It will be 400 communities in 40 countries learning together on a single day. On Sunday, Nov. 16, Jews around the world will learn during the Global Day of Jewish Learning. This event...

BBYO in the Community

10.24.14 Issue by Rachel Martin, BBYO/Teen Director If you have been out and about in the community recently, chances are you have seen some of Omaha’s finest BBYO teens. On Sunday, Oct. 5, several teens teamed up with B’nai B’rith volunteers to cover the four sukkahs...

Bonnie Lee Litton

10.24.14 Issue Bonnie Lee Litton passed away on Oct. 18 at age 71 in Edina, MN. Services were held on Oct. 20 at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park, MN and officated by Rabbi Alexander Davis. She was preceded in death by parents, Myron & Helen Tarnoff;...

Isabella Eva Wright

10.24.14 Issue Isabella Eva Wright, daughter of Annette van de Kamp and Jeremy Wright, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Temple Israel. Isabella is an eighth-grade honor roll HAL student at Millard North Middle School and a graduate of Friedel Jewish...

Tziporah and Max Marcovitz

10.24.14 Issue Tziporah and Max Marcovitz of Jerusalem announce the Oct. 13 birth of their daughter. She has a brother, Nachum, age 4 1/2 and a sister, Hadassah, age 2 1/2. Grandparents are Mimi Rogers and Scott Farkas of Omaha. Great-grandparents are Jerry Farkas and...

Sarah and David Simon Kotlyar

10.24.14 Issue Sarah and David Simon Kotlyar of Telzstone (Kiryat Yearim) Israel announce the July 25 birth of their daughter,  Bat-Sheva Esther and is named for her late great-grandmother, Esther Simon She has four brothers, Yosef, Moshe, Aron, Avraham Shlomo....

Klutznick Symposium

10.17.14 Issue by Leonard J. Greenspoon, Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization Dictionary definitions of the “mishpachah” are quite similar: “Mishpachah is a Jewish family or social unit including close and distant relatives—sometimes also close friends.” As accurate...

Dr. Michael Grodin

10.17.14 Issue by Liz Feldstern, IHE, Executive Director On Oct. 23 and 24, the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE) will be hosting Dr. Michael Grodin of Boston University to speak on the topic Jewish Medical Resistance during the Holocaust. In just two days, Dr....