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The Jewish community of Omaha is a vibrant community with many opportunities for engagement, education, celebration and activity.

Please look to our community calendar for the latest in scheduled events.
Shalomaha Calendar
Yale Richards Professional Education Seminar
2021 Awards Night and Annual Report
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B'nai B'rith
Founded in 1843, B’nai B’rith International is the Global Voice of the Jewish Community and is the oldest most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights, and advocacy organization.Read More
Young Jewish Giving
Young Jewish Giving (YJG) empowers teens and college-aged students to make the world a better place by donating money to worthy causes engaged in meaningful work. Read More
Young Jewish Omaha
Young Jewish Omaha (YJO) is an important initiative of the Jewish Federation of Omaha. Capturing young professionals beginning their careers and establishing Omaha as a home base provides us a unique opportunity to engage with an age group with potential for long-term involvement in our community.Read More
Jewish Business Leaders
Jewish Business Leaders of Omaha brings together the Jewish business community to showcase the entrepreneurs, founders, and change-makers in our community while creating opportunity to connect, teach and leverage each relationship. Read More
Ben Gurion Society
Ben Gurion Society is a national donor recognition society for young adults, ages 25-45, who make a contribution of $1,000 or more to their local Jewish Federation as a sign of their commitment to leadership in the community. Read More
Women's Philanthropy
Women who contribute to the annual campaign in their own names are recognized at various levels, each with its own benefits. Through their gifts, the women of Women's Philanthropy observe our rich Judaic tradition tzedakah and supporting the Jewish Federation of Omaha's mission to build an sustain a vibrant Jewish community locally and around the world. Read More
This class is designed for anyone exploring Judaism for the first time, for Jews interested in refreshing their knowledge of Judaism, those in the process of conversion to Judaism, or people of any background with a general interest in Judaism and a desire to learn more. During the past year our participants enjoyed the benefits of virtual classes to fit with their early evening schedules. For 2021 and 2022 we are continuing with the virtual classes and incorporating face-to-face sessions as best fits the curriculum. As part of your learning process, the class includes a panel with several of our community’s rabbis in order to give you a sense of the different perspectives on Judaism from the local congregations.

The instructor for the course is Scott Littky, an experienced Jewish education instructor. He began his career in Jewish education in 1985 as a religious school teacher. From 1988 through 1997 he served the then Bureau of Jewish Education of Omaha as a Community Teacher. He taught at the Friedel Jewish Academy as well as afternoon religious school programs. Scott served 17 years as a Director of Education, first at Beth El Synagogue in Omaha, Nebraska followed by positions in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Alexandria, Virginia. In 2014 he returned to Omaha and was the Program Director at Temple Israel. Scott is currently the Executive Director for the Institute for Holocaust Education. He has been teaching Exploring Judaism since 2015.

For information about the classes and to preregister, email Mark Kirchhoff,, or phone (402) 334-6463.