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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Wyman White

7.20.18 Issue Wyman White passed away on July 10. A memorial service in Las Vegas is being planned at a later date. He was preceded in death by his first wife Joyce, his sister and brother in law, Genevieve and Donald Bernstein, his two children Marilyn and Jeffrey,...

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7.20.18 Issue Irvin J. Harris passed away on July 5 at age 96. Services were held on July 8 at Beth El Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Zusman Harris, daughter Lori Harris Sweet, parents Reuben and Tibbie Harris, and brother Norman Harris. He is...

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7.13.18 Issue Alison “Ali” E. Slosburg passed away on June 28 at age 24 after a battle with leukemia. Service were held on July 1 at Beth El, 14506 California St. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Eleanor Slosburg and Barbara and Eddie Gorelick. She is...

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7.13.18 Issue Merle Bernard Potash passed away July 6 at age 86 at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. Services were held July 9 at Beth El Synagogue with internment at Mount Sinai Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ida (Dolgoff) Potash, brothers...

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7.13.18 Issue David  A. Jacobson passed away at home in Omaha on July 4 at age 70, surrounded by family. Services were held on July 8 at Temple Israel, 13111 Sterling Ridge Drive. He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen Jacobson Speier and Jack Jacobson. He is...

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8.24.18 Issue Rosalie Saylan passed away on Aug. 7, one day after her 97th birthday. A private graveside service was held on Aug. 12 at Temple Israel cemetery. Rosalie lived the last 2 yrs in Lincoln near her daughter. She spent many years as a volunteer in her... read more

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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