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Karachi's lone Jewish cemetery

By Leah Falk (Jewniverse via JTA) – It might seem that the only Jews left in Pakistan are underground – in Karachi’s lone Jewish cemetery. But that’s not quite so. Faisal (Fishel) Benkhald, the son of a Muslim father and Iranian Jewish mother, dares to call himself a...

Major donor event

1.30.15 Issue by Sherrie Saag, Communications, Jewish Federation of Omaha 2015 Annual Campaign co-chairs Norm and Suzy Sheldon and host Zoë Riekes welcomed our community’s major donors Tuesday evening, Jan. 13 for a special briefing with counter terrorism expert Dr....

Klutznick Learning Series

1.30.15 Issue by Mary Sue Grossman, Program Coordinator, The Center for Jewish Life Last year, the Center for Jewish Life introduced a new program, the Klutznick Learning Series. That first series focused on the Ten Commandments, and nearly 200 people attended over a...

Mildred “Millie” Needelman

1.30.15 Issue Mildred “Millie” Needelman passed away on Jan. 25 at age 94. Services were held Jan. 27 at at the Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph and sister, Gladys Raffkind. She is survived by sons and...

Jeffrey Lee Mellen

1.30.15 Issue Jeffrey Lee Mellen passed away on Jan. 8 at age 61. Services were held on Jan. 11 at Temple Israel Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morton and Marilyn Mellen. He is survived by daughter, Erinn Mellen; son and daughter-in-law, David and...

Muriel Greenberg

1.30.15 Issue Muriel (Mickey) Greenberg passed away peacefully on Jan. 20 at age 89 at her home in Scottsdale, AZ surrounded by her loved ones. Services were held on Jan. 22 and performed by Rabbi Mari Chernow at Mt. Sinai Cemetery. She was preceded in death by...