Sessions will be Hybrid: Join us in-person in the Wiesman Reception Room in the Staenberg Omaha JCC OR via Zoom. In-person participants are also asked to register.
Drop in for one session, or become a regular attendee – everyone is welcome. Registering allows you to participate in any or all sessions.
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Shalom is a wonderful Hebrew word that means hello, goodbye, AND peace. With all three of these definitions we welcome you and are pleased to introduce you to the “Exploring Judaism” class we offer through the Jewish Federation of Omaha.
In this class you are encouraged to ask your questions, learn multiple perspectives, and discover what is meaningful to you in Judaism. We’ll explore Jewish holidays and life-cycle ceremonies, beliefs, values, prayer, Jewish texts, Israel and the American Jewish experience.
Exploring Judaism includes a panel discussion with the community’s rabbis and clergy who will each provide a perspective on Judaism through the lens of their respective congregations. An opportunity to view the mikvah located in the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home is also a part of the class.
This 12-session course is wonderfully suited for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, individuals considering conversion, spiritual seekers and anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life, no matter faith tradition, cultural background or religious upbringing.
Updated information will be provided on this page, The Jewish Press and JFO E-News. If you have questions about these classes, would like help in accessing the Jewish Press, or would like to receive the JFO E-News, contact Mark Kirchhoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (402) 334-6463.
Eye on Israel is an on-going program that has been embraced by the Omaha Jewish community. The program is a presentation/discussion format traditionally led by the Community Shaliach or Shlicah. Each month the program focuses on the most current news topics in Israel and a selective educational and/or entertaining topic. These hour-long sessions are held on the first Monday of every month beginning at 12:00 p.m.
Most recently Rabbi Yoni Dryer, Assistant Rabbi at Beth Israel Synagogue, has been leading Eye on Israel. Because of the COVID restrictions, these sessions have been conducted virtually. As our new shlicah, Sivan Cohen, begins her shlichut in mid-August, she will begin leading Eye on Israel in September. Rabbi Yoni’s final session will be on August 2.
Sivan will hold her first session on the second Monday of September, September 13, due to the Labor Day holiday on September 6. Starting time will be the standard 12 pm and will be held in the Wiesman Family Reception Room.
Eye on Israel sessions are open to the public free of charge.
The zoom link obtained with your registration will be the only link required for any session.