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Omaha jewish community Beit Midrash

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Join the JFO and members of our community’s clergy for in-depth study using traditional texts to uncover contemporary issues and values. Embracing our desire to be together and learn together, this exciting new weekly Beit Midrash (house of study) will give all of Jewish Omaha the opportunity to engage in spirited and challenging study on a variety of timely and thought-provoking topics.

Classes are held weekly at 7:30 pm from October 2019 – May 2020. The year of study will culminate with a Tikkun Leil Shavuot (evening-long study session). Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Omaha, the Beit Midrash will bring us together to strengthen one another. Drop in for one session, or become a regular attendee – everyone is welcome. For more information on how this series was formed, read the Jewish Press article.

Contact Mark Kirchhoff for more details - (402) 334-6463 or

VIRTUAL Panel discussion:

The Omer: How to Slow Down and Make Every Day Count
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Miss this discussion? Watch it here!

Tikkun Leil Shavuot (Evening of study)

Thursday, May 28, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 pm  |  ONLINE via Zoom

Featuring clergy from Beth El, Chabad and Temple Israel on two exciting panels moderated by JFO’s Jennie Gates Beckman:    

7:00-8:00pm  "Pikuach Nefesh: COVID-19 and the Jewish Value of Saving Life"
Rabbi Mendel Katzman, Hazzan Michael Krausman, Rabbi Brian Stoller

8:00-9:00pm  "Why be Jewish? Personal Identity in the Modern Age"
Rabbi Steven Abraham, Cantor Joanna Alexander, Rabbi Deana Berezin