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Harold E. Abramson

5.15.15 Issue Harold Elton Abramson died on April 19 in Canoga Park, CA. He was 87. Services were held on April 22 at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Gail Abramson, sister-in-law Fritzie Balk, and brother-in-law...

Sokolof Merit Scholarships

4.17.15 Issue by Suzanne Singer, Sokolof Scholarship Chair 2015 marks the 10th year that the Phil and Ruth Sokolof Honor Roll Merit Scholarships are being awarded. Phil Sokolof, Omaha businessman and philanthropist who died in 2004, chose to honor two students for...

Welcoming Louri Sullivan

4.17.15 Issue by Annette van de Kamp-Wright, Jewish Press Editor Louri Sullivan recently joined the Jewish Federation of Omaha as the newest member of the Financial Resource Development team. Her title: Director of Community Impact and Special projects. “The position...

Israeli Consul-General’s visit

4.17.15 Issue by Dr. Moshe Gershovich, Director, Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies On March 18, one day after the Israeli elections, the Consul-General of Israel to the Midwest, Roey Gilad, visited Omaha and participated in a series of events both in the...

Jeremy Silverman

4.17.15 Issue Jeremy Silverman, son of Mimi and Michael Silverman, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, April 25, at Temple Israel. Jeremy is a seventh-grade High Ability Learner student at Kiewit Middle School. His interests include hockey, drums and smiling. For...

Cara Marantz

4.17.15 Issue Cara Marantz, daughter of Rabbi Craig and Betsy Marantz, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 25, at Congregation Kol Haverim in Glastonbury, CT . Cara is a seventh-grade honor student at Smith Middle School in Glastonbury, CT. She loves to...

Rachel Rosenberg

4.17.15 Issue Rachel Rosenberg passed away on April 3 at age 91. Services were held April 7 at Beth El Synagogue. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Annie and Ken Tuvman of Minneapolis, and son, Stuart of Los...

Blaine Roffman, M.D.

4.17.15 Issue Blaine M.D. Roffman passed away on April 6 at age 80. Services were held on April 8 at Temple Israel. He is survived by his wife, Judy Roffman; daughters and sons-in-law, Shari and Steve Goldberg, Carin and David Rosinsky and Linda and Todd Zimmerman;...