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Historically Jewish Book Month, organized nationally by the Jewish Book Council, means a lovely weekday luncheon hosted by the Jewish Federation in the month leading up to Hanukkah with a national author traveling in to share their story. This year, due mostly to the surprising flexibility offered by COVID, we’re mixing things up a bit and hope to expand our reach with several added events.

David PAge: Food americana
Author Event


David Page, two-time Emmy-winning television producer and creator of the ground-breaking Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, wrote "Food Americana" as a highly entertaining mix of food culture, pop culture, nostalgia, incredible personalities, and everything new on the American plate.

He is excited to share more about his book with Omaha via Zoom on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. – planned as a hybrid event. Join from the comfort of your home OR join in the company of others, with a special in-person “watch party” in the Noshery at the Staenberg Omaha JCC. Either way, we encourage you to check out Page’s book to get the full experience.

Copies of “Food Americana” are available for purchase HERE leading up to the event. One copy is also available to check out from the Kripke Jewish Federation Library.

Pam Jenoff Author events

Thursday, December 16

Noon | IHE Lunch & Learn
1:00pm  | Dorothly Kaplan Book Group

Jenoff will join the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE) at noon during their monthly Lunch & Learn to discuss her newest novel, The Woman with the Blue Star. She will then continue on to discuss her previous book, The Lost Girls of Paris, during the Dorothy Kaplan Book Group’s regular 1 p.m. meeting. Details on how to join with be shared with both groups. Everyone in the community is welcome to join, either in-person or via Zoom.

47th annual Author Luncheon
with Alison Hammer

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Alison Hammer will discuss her novel Little Pieces of Me on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Save the Date!

For specific questions regarding the authors or books for these events, please contact our incredible Library Specialist Shirly Banner, 402.334.6462,