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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

2021 Events:

JBL Members please join us!
Bagels & Business Breakfast
Friday, August 13, 2021  |  7:30 – 9AM | REGISTER HERE

Location Change! This event will be held outdoors at the JCC Goldstein Family Aquatic Center - 333 South 132nd Street - Click here to see parking map

Featured speaker
Jason Itkin
Founding Partner, Arnold & Itkin Trial Lawyers
Jason Itkin is one of the leading trial lawyers in the United States. In the last few years, he has won verdicts for individuals in the amounts of $8 billion, $222 million, and $117 million.  Jason holds the record for the largest jury verdict for an individual in a personal injury case in at least 3 states.  Jason has also secured 3 of the top 10 personal injury settlements in Texas history.  Jason has won over 300 verdicts and settlements of more than $1 million.  Jason won these victories in courtrooms across the country having represented clients in all 50 states.
Jason’s verdicts and settlements have led him to receive many honors and awards, including recognition on various lists of Super Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, Rising Stars, and others.  While Jason has always been honored to be included on those lists, his greatest honor was being named as a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates.  The Inner Circle’s membership is comprised of the top 100 trial attorneys in the United States.  Jason was selected to join the Inner Circle before the age of 40, making him the organization’s youngest member.
Jason has worked on many of the country’s highest profile cases.  He represented families who lost their husbands and fathers when the El Faro cargo ship sank.  After the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, Jason and his law partner Kurt Arnold represented close to 1/3 of the crew members in their cases.
As an honors graduate from the University of Texas School of Law, Jason was awarded the Dean’s Achievement Award in Professional Responsibility.  In college, he graduated with a degree in the Plan II Honors Program with special honors.  Jason is proud to have grown up in Omaha where he graduated from Burke High School and spent countless hours at the JCC.

Event Sponsor: Thrasher Foundation Repair
Platinum Sponsor: Bridges Trust

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