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Erev Shabbat

9.2.16 Issue Richard Fellman Shabbat comes on gradually and slowly and with total commitment in Jerusalem, especially in the midst of summer when the days are long, candle lighting time is late, and Friday afternoon has been unusually warm. That’s what I experienced...

Lily Pocras

9.2.16 Issue Lily Pocras, daughter of Suzanne and Hap Pocras, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Temple Israel. Lily is an eighth-grade Honor Roll student at Westside Middle School. Her interests include dance and performing with Nebraska Dance Troupe....

A change at the ADL-CRC

8.26.16 Issue Mary-Beth Muskin, ADL Omaha Regional Director There is much going on at the Omaha ADL-CRC office! One of those things is that Emily Newman will be stepping down from her position as Administrative Assistant to begin her doctorate degree at UNO in public...

Jennie Gates Beckman joins JFO

8.26.16 Issue Mark Kirchhoff, Program and Communications Assistant, Jewish Federation of Omaha “Before we go too far with this interview, I think it is important to let people know that I am, indeed, ‘Jeff Gates’ sister,’” quipped Jennie Gates Beckman with an engaging...

School of Rock

8.26.16 Issue Sol Marburg Bob Dylan. Carly Simon. Paul Simon. Adam Levine. Paula Abdul. Drake. Barbra Streisand. Billy Joel. Neil Diamond. What do all of these legendary musicians have in common? If you guessed “Judaism”, you’re reading the right newspaper. Though it...