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Staenberg Omaha JCC

The Staenberg Omaha JCC provides a positive Jewish environment in which to build, strengthen and preserve Jewish identity and traditions. The Center provides its members a unique opportunity to associate through a variety of social, cultural, recreational, educational and physical fitness programs, activities and services.
In addition to its fitness center, the JCC operates the Pennie Z. Davis Early Learning Center, and offers  teen programming through the B’nai Brith Youth Organization.


The Jewish Press

Founded in 1920, the award-winning Jewish Press is the Omaha Jewish community's definitive source for local, national and international Jewish news. The Jewish Press has a circulation of 3600 and publishes weekly every Friday.

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

JCRCs all over the U.S. represent the voices of their respective Jewish Federations and their Jewish communities at large.  Guided by Jewish values, JCRCs advocate, educate, collaborate, and mobilize Jewish communities and community partners to act on issues important to the JCRCs’ respective local Jewish communities.

Lead by Executive Director Sharon Brodkey and Board Chairperson Zoë Riekes, the JCRC looks forward to maintaining, enhancing, and delivering the quality programming that our community expects from the JFO.
With the establishment of the JCRC of the JFO, and in collaboration with community partners, the day-to-day work in Omaha-Council Bluffs will continue.

We are counting on your support in the fight against antisemitism, bigotry, bias, and the other critical work that we have been engaged in for the past seven decades in our community.


The Rose Blumkin Jewish Home and Jewish Senior Outreach provides programming and support to the senior populations in our community. It is guided by its obligation to fulfill the Mitzvah (commandment) of Mipnei Seivah Takem, You Shall Rise and Show Respect to the Aged. Outreach provides our Jewish seniors with appropriate programs and services to enhance the quality, comfort and dignity of their lives. Jewish law, custom and tradition are always respected.

Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service is a human service agency whose purpose is to strengthen and preserve life in the Jewish community and the community at large through every stage of the life cycle. Its programs and services include family life education, emergency financial assistance that provides short-term support and relief to Jewish families in need, crisis intervention and advocacy, information and referral services for Jews with developmental disabilities.

Jewish Family Service also operates a food pantry available to Jewish community members to help supplement their current food expenses without having to go hungry. Project Dreidel and Project Tzedakah serveJewish families in need during the holidays by delivering traditional koshermeals, gifts and other items.


Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation

The Foundation helps assure the stability and continuity of Jewish life and supports communal services in the Omaha area by establishing and accumulating enduring assets for permanent funding resources.

The acquisition of numerous endowment funds allows the Foundation to provide scholarships for Jewish youth, support for the Kripke Jewish Federation Library, programming at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, financial assistance through Jewish Social Services and much more. We salute those donors who, in addition to supporting the Jewish Federation of Omaha through its Annual Campaign, create a lasting legacy for Jewish Omaha by establishing a permanent endowment fund.

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) is the world’s largest Jewish non-profit organization, serving as the overseas arm of North American Jewry. Established in 1929, JAFI was instrumental in the founding of the State of Israel and now works as the overseas arm of Federations to ensure the future of a connected, committed, global Jewish People with a strong Israel at its center.

The Jewish Agency for Israel addresses the most pressing issues in Jewish life by working to inspire Jews throughout the world, connect with their people, heritage and land, and empower them to build a thriving Jewish future and strong Israel. JAFI pursues this goal by bringing young Jews to Israel for life-changing experiences and by involving them in social activism both in Israel and abroad. At the same time, JAFI facilitates aliyah for those who choose to make Israel their home, reconnects FSU Jewry with their Jewish roots, rescues Jews in distress and responds to global Jewish emergencies. Together with its Federation partners, JAFI is securing our Jewish future for generations to come.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. Founded in 1914, today JDC works on behalf of the Jewish communities of North America, Israel and more than 70 countries across the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, and create lasting connections to Jewish life. JDC builds Israel’s human capital by empowering its most vulnerable citizens-youth at risk, the elderly, people with disabilities, the ultra-Orthodox, Israeli Arabs, and new immigrants-with the tools they need to participate in the country’s future.

World ORT

World ORT works for the advancement of the Jewish people through education and training for employment in Israel, Western Europe, the Baltic States, Latin America and other countries. Its mission is to provide individuals worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the challenges of their environment and to foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity through the use of state-of-the-art technology. World ORT works in partnership with The Jewish Federations of North America and other major Jewish organizations and educational institutions to deliver the best practical education for those in need.


Partnership2Gether is an extraordinary global platform promoting people-to-people relationships between Israel and communities thr oughout the world. Omaha is one of 12 cities in the United States making up the Central Area Consortium.  We partner with the city of Akko and the Matte Asher region in the Western Galilee of Israel, forging relationships through endeavors that build Jewish identity and strengthen ties as we share cultural, social, medical, educational and economic programs.  
The 12 cities:
Canton, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, Ohio
Indianapolis, Northwest Indiana, South Bend, Indiana
Louisville, Kentucky
Des Moines, Iowa
Omaha, Nebraska
Austin, San Antonio, Texas

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Corporate Partners

Enhance your visibility and reputation by partnering

with the Jewish Federation of Omaha

The Jewish Federation of Omaha is the heart of the Omaha Jewish community. With your sponsorship, you will effectively target and connect with a broad range of Omaha residents, both Jewish and non Jewish. From young adult entrepreneurs and established business professionals to families and community leaders, we provide the ideal audience for businesses seeking to reach diverse and influential individuals. Learn More.

For more information contact:
Jay Katelman, Community Development Leader
Office 402-334-6461 | Cell: 402-813-0015