Update from Phil Malcom

Please pardon our dust!

If you’ve been around the campus recently, you’ve likely noticed that we have a number of projects moving forward. These projects represent the next phase of our community’s growth, and I’d love to share some updates with you regarding them.

Several months ago, I mentioned that we were working on a new museum to tell the history of our community. This space will showcase the ways the Jewish community has made an impact in Omaha, the surrounding region, and throughout the country. I am pleased to say that this week we began construction on this facility, and we are planning an August opening. The Milton Mendel and Marsha Kleinberg Jewish Omaha Heritage Center will be the beating heart of our campus and will be a fantastic place to bring your family and friends to help them learn more about the community’s long history here. We are so thankful for our partners at the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society who are helping us bring this vision to reality. See the video below for a sneak peek!

You’ve also likely noticed the two projects happening right now on the south side of the property. Friedel Jewish Academy’s middle school expansion is well underway, and they plan to open for a new seventh grade class in August. Our thriving Jewish day school is vital to both our present and future community. Similarly, our new pickleball facility is under construction in the location of the old outdoor pool and will be a key part of our plans to engage more seniors and families. Look for a grand opening of this facility in fall as well.

Finally, shortly after wrapping up these projects, we plan to begin a renovation of the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home and an expansion to accommodate the growing short-term therapy needs of our community. This project is aimed at enhancing the quality of life for our seniors and ensuring our services are tailored to the next generation of residents at RBJH.

This is a time of exciting change. Our community is thriving, and that is because of the hard work you all do every day to show up, to engage, to contribute, and to participate. THANK YOU, and let’s get ready for the next phase of our community’s development!

Shabbat Shalom & Chag Pesach sameach!
Phillip Malcom