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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.

Welcome to the Jewish Business Leaders of Omaha. Your involvement will give you opportunities to network and create valuable connections to help grow your organization. The Omaha community has a long history of successful Jewish business leaders. Be part of JBL and help us continue this legacy. Generation to generation, L’dor V’dor.

Membership Benefits ($100/yr includes 4 events)
• Bagels & Business speaker events featuring local business leaders
• Connect with successful Jewish business leaders
• Learn business trend insights
• Potential corporate discounts through JBL network

Click here to become a Jewish Business Leaders Member
Download Jewish Business Leader benefits flyer

2022 Events:

JBL Members please join us!
Bagels & Business Breakfast
Wednesday, July 27, 2022  |  7:30 – 9AM | REGISTER HERE

This event will be held at the Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Community Engagement Venue - 333 South 132nd Street


Featured speaker
Jamie Rosenthal
Owner of Greenberg Fruit Company

Greenberg Fruit company was started in 1936 by Elmer Greenberg on 11th and Howard in Omaha’s Old Market. Elmer later handed control of the business to his son Don. In 1973, Don moved Greenberg Fruit Company to a more centrally located location at 9705 I St,   where it still operates. In 1989, the business was sold to the Rosenthals, who have been running it to this day. Jamie is very proud of Greenberg’s continued success in fresh fruit and veggies to schools and universities. 

Jamie Rosenthal proudly considers himself a “glorified fruit peddler” who grew up in Sioux City, IA. Jamie attended Esther K. Newman Camp, bar/bat mitzvahs, BBYO, and NFTY events in Omaha growing up. Jamie has many lifelong Omaha friends and started in the fruit business in junior high, riding on the trucks, routing trucks, and loading whatever product he was strong enough to carry! 

After high school, Jamie attended Northwestern, USC, and Michigan. Jamie now lives in Phoenix, AZ, after spending fourteen years in Toledo. He has been married to his wife Cyndi for twenty-four years, and together they have four wonderful children, Alexx, Maddie, AJ, and Sadie. He still enjoys trips to Omaha and staying in touch with all his Omaha friends. We look forward to seeing you for the first Jewish Business Leaders Bagels & Business Breakfast in almost a year to hear Jamie speak on July 27th! 

Event Sponsor: Premier Bank, Alex Epstein
Platinum Sponsor: Bridges Trust

Hall of Fame
Wednesday, October 19, 2022  |  7:30 – 9AM
In memory of David Jacobson
Former Chairman of Kutak Rock LLP

Thank you JBL Sponsors:

2021 Platinum Sponsor:

2018-2019 Platinum Sponsor:

2019 Gold Sponsors:

2017-2018 Gold Sponsors:

Sponsorship Opportunities:
• Platinum Sponsor: $2,500
• Gold Meeting Sponsor: $750 (per meeting sponsored)

Past Event:

Free Virtual Event
Jewish Business Leaders Presents Chief Economist Spencer Levy
Wednesday, July 28 | 11:00 AM  | via ZOOM

The Jewish Business Leaders of Omaha invites the community to a free virtual event featuring Chief Economist Spencer Levy.

Spencer Levy is the Global Chief Client Officer and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. Spencer leads a team of Global Client Care professionals around the world who are responsible for account management and client experience programs designed to ensure seamless client execution across business lines and geographies, with the goal of consistently delivering exceptional client outcomes. Spencer will focus on both top Occupier and Investor clients.

Spencer is frequently quoted in major business publications and appears on business television, including CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, PBS and Fox Business. Spencer is the host of CBRE’s podcast “The Weekly Take.” He is considered one of the most insightful commentators on issues of importance to commercial real estate.

Event Sponsors:
Lindsay & Alex Epstein

Platinum Sponsor: Bridges Trust

JBL Bagels & Business Breakfast
Friday, January 17, 2020 | 7:30-9:00 A.M.

Dr. Joel and Nancy Schlessinger
JCC - 333 S. 132nd Street

Event Sponsor: Centris FCU
Platinum Sponsor: Bridges Trust

JBL Hall of Fame
October 23, 2019 | 7:30-9:00 A.M.

Induction: Ted Seldin and Stanley Silverman, z"l, Seldin Company
Happy Hollow Club - 1701 S 105th Street
Event Sponsor: BairdHolm, Union Bank & Trust, BKD CPAs & Advisors, Lindsay & Alex Epstein

Bagels & Business
July 17, 2019 | 7:30-8:30 A.M.

Featured Speaker: Jason Kohll, CEO, Professional Sports Partners
Happy Hollow Club - 1701 S 105th Street Event Sponsor: Dvorak Law Group LLC

Bagels & Business
April 17, 2019 | 7:30-9:00 A.M.

Featured Speakers:
Amee Zetzman, Executive VP/CFO & Jeff Kavich,President/CEO, All Makes
Happy Hollow Club - 1701 S 105th Street
Event Sponsor: SilverStone Group

Bagels & Business
January 23, 2019 | 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Featured Speaker: Jeff Gordman, Gordman’s CEO 1990-2014
Happy Hollow Club - 1701 S 105th Street
Event Sponsor: Koley • Jessen Attorneys

2018 JBL Hall of Fame
October 17, 2018  |  7:30-9:00 a.m.
Happy Hollow Club - 1701 S 105th Street
Inductee: Noddle Companies

The Jewish Business Leaders of Omaha brings together the Jewish business community to showcase the entrepreneurs, founders and change-makers in the community. On October 17, Noddle Companies, Jay Noddle, President and CEO, will be inducted into the JBL's Hall of Fame at Happy Hollow. Event Sponsor: First National Bank