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Humanitarian of the Year

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

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With 'Jewish Journey,' PBS traces 350 years of migrations

By Tom Tugend LOS ANGELES (JTA) — “You survive, you honor us by living,” said Martin Greenfield, now a New York master tailor, recalling his father’s words after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp. The quote could easily be taken as... read more

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1.19.18 Issue Marilyn Ann Katz of Bryant, AR, passed away Jan. 7 at age 82. A Remembrance gathering was held Saturday, Jan. 13. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Susan Bissell; brother, Martin Nearenberg; and sister, Lucille Nearenberg. She is...

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1.19.18 Issue Former Omahan Harry Leon Lewis passed away on Jan. 4 at age of 87. Services were held in Phoenix, AZ. He is survived by his wife Barbara; sons, Steven, Craig and Robert Lewis; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to...

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Courts Matter Coalition of Nebraska

7.15.16 Issue Becki Brenner, for NCJW-Omaha Section On June 27, the U.S. Senate voted 90-0 to confirm judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., to the federal bench in the District of Nebraska to fill an emergency vacancy. The Courts Matter Coalition of Nebraska, a collection of... read more

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