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Refugee Stories

The Jewish Press presents
Refugee Stories, an evening with Suzanne Horwich

Thursday, January 26 | 7:00-9:00 pm

Shirley & Leonard Goldstein Community Engagement Venue at the Staenberg Omaha JCC

Suzanne Horwich will visit the Jewish Federation of Omaha to talk about her work with refugees, and how she helps them create hope through art. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the artist and Omaha-native has traveled to Krakow, Poland several times. The Krakow Jewish Community Center, a place much like ours under normal circumstances, has dedicated all its staff and resources to assisting refugees from neighboring Ukraine.

Bob Goldberg will interview Suzanne in front of a live audience; Michael Staenberg will speak and we will present a slide show about Suzanne’s experiences in Poland. And we’ll serve kosher desserts from the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home - so don’t miss it!

Suzanne is a mother of two daughters, is an educator and has lived and worked as an artist all over the world. She is also the former Director of Curatorial Affairs for the Aspen JCC. ‘Artists Giving Back’ will be an ongoing project with plans to invite other artists to join Suzanne in the future to teach art in Poland and elevate the spirit of the Ukrainian refugees.

If you would like to contact Suzanne or contribute to her program, please contact her at or visit