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1.22.16 Issue

by Steve Levinger, Chief Development Officer

The hotly contested Kehilla Cup Competition is entering its final turn and heading for home. As you may recall, the Kehilla Cup was initiated into the 2016 Jewish Federation of Omaha Annual Campaign as a fun and exciting way to involve Jewish Omaha community volunteers. It allows them to engage directly with about 500 community campaign donors.

The intent is to have casual conversations about Jewish Omaha (and any other topic they chose) and to gain a pledge to this year’s Campaign. Over 80 “Ambassadors” have been working diligently on behalf of Jews in need, both in Omaha and throughout the world.

To date, over $100,000 has been raised by the teams;   Adam Kutler’s team “OmaChallah” is currently maintaining a commanding lead over the eight other teams. Teams have earned bonus points by taking selfies during their face-to-face donor meetings. Tuesday Feb. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the teams will host a Kehilla-thon during which they will reach out via phone and email to those who have not yet pledged to the Annual Campaign.

For more information about the Annual Campaign Kehilla Cup, please contact Steve Levinger at 402.334.6433 or