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Sessions are held twice a year - fall and winter

Shalom is a Hebrew word that means hello, goodbye, AND peace. With all three of these definitions we welcome you and are pleased to introduce you to the “Exploring Judaism” class we offer through the Jewish Federation of Omaha.

In this class you are encouraged to ask your questions, learn multiple perspectives, and discover what is meaningful to you in Judaism. We’ll explore Jewish holidays and life-cycle ceremonies, beliefs, values, prayer, Jewish texts, Israel and the American Jewish experience.

Exploring Judaism includes a panel discussion with the community’s rabbis and clergy who will each provide a perspective on Judaism through the lens of their respective congregations. An opportunity to view the mikvah located in the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home is also a part of the class.

This 12-session course is wonderfully suited for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, individuals considering conversion, spiritual seekers and anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life, no matter faith tradition, cultural background or religious upbringing.

Classes will be held in-person at the Staenberg Omaha Jewish Community Center, 333 S.132nd Street

2022 Fall Session
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm    Sep 8 - Dec 1
Registration Closed

2022-23 Winter Session
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm    Dec 13- Feb 28

* Canceled *

Updated information will be provided on this page,The Jewish Press and JFO E-News. If you have questions about these classes, would like help in accessing the Jewish Press, or would like to receive the JFO E-News, contact Mark Kirchhoff at or call (402) 334-6463.