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The Jewish Federation of Omaha and the Jewish Press are excited to announce a new local author series in 2022! Every other month, we will host a local writer who will introduce their work to the community.

Hosted on Zoom, the local author will engage in a moderated conversation with Annette van de Kamp-Wright of the Jewish Press, and Jennie Gates Beckman from the JFO’s Community Engagement & Education arm.

upcoming AUTHORS

Harold R. Mann
Tuesday, June 21, 2022  |  10:00-11:00am

June’s author is Harold R. Mann, author of the series of children’s books about Marvin The Golf Caddy Dog. After retiring from a food processing company as a President/CEO, Harold Mann turned his hobby into a new career. Combining his love for the game of golf and his true talent of storytelling, he has composed a series of children’s golf books - which he describes as “his true passion.”

previous featured AUTHORS

Brett Atlas |  February 1, 2022

discusses his book
Three Things Matter Most, which was published last year.


“This book began as a collection of Post-it notes, journal entries, and emails,” he writes in the introduction. “I wanted to develop a repository of generational wisdom for my kids to have... Also, I wanted to write it to see if I could do it—and I hope it inspires people to think.”

Watch the Zoom recording HERE.

Jan Schneider Lund  |  April 5, 2022

Jan discusses her book Sari and Cass, a story of an intense friendship between two college girls coming of age in the '60's and their adventures traveling and living in Paris, and their subsequent lives back in the States.

Watch the Zoom recording HERE.