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Dr. Howard Gendelman will receive the Jewish Federation of Omaha Humanitarian of the Year Award.

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Obama meets with Jewish leaders and donors

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) – Jewish leaders expected President Barack Obama to sell them hard on the Iran nuclear deal. Instead, participants in two White House meetings on Monday said he offered a softer pitch on how deeply he cares for Israel and the Jewish... read more

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William (Will) John Osborne

11.3.17 Issue Claire and Robert Osborne of Omaha announce the July 5 birth of their son, William (Will) John. Grandparents are Sally Fredricks of Omaha and the late Terry L. Fredricks, Roger and Pam Osborne of Winthrop, MN, and the late Wanda Osborne. Great...

Barton (Bucky) Greenberg

11.3.17 Issue Barton (Bucky) Greenberg passed away on Oct. 24 at age 93. He was preceded in death by his wife Caryl, his parents, and sister Lee Jane Parsow. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Beth Greenberg and Jim Wright of New York City, son and...

Jerome (Jerry) Lerner

10.20.17 Issue Jerome (Jerry) Lerner passed away on Oct. 1 at age 91. Burial took place in St. Louis, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Ida Lerner and his loving brother, Bennett Lerner, and son-in-law, Stanley Wilensky. He is survived by his...

Betty Ruth Goldstrom

10.13.17 Issue Betty Ruth Goldstrom passed away on Sept. 8 at age 97. Services were held Sept. 14 at Bikhor Cholim (Oak Hill) Cemetery in Council Bluffs. She was preceded in death by husband, Bernard; parents, Morris and Regina Schlanger, four siblings; and...

Shirley Jean Lipsey

10.13.17 Issue Shirley Jean Lipsey passed away on Sept. 30 at age 90 in Tucson, AZ. There will be a Celebration of Life on Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m. at The Forum, 2500 N. Rosemont Blvd, in Tucson, AZ. She is survived by son, Robert of Flagstaff, AZ, and son and...

Jack Ellison Cohen

12.1.17 Issue Jack Ellison Cohen, son of Karen and Michael Cohen, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday Dec. 9, at Beth El. Jack is a seventh-grade student at Brownell Talbot and a graduate of Friedel Jewish Academy. He enjoys playing Jazz piano and trumpet and... read more

Emerging Voices: A healthier democracy?

8.5.16 Issue Connor P. Mullin At this point in time, we know for certain the 2016 general election will pit Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump against each other for the presidency, and if that idea fills you with complete disgust, you’re hardly alone. Both of these... read more

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