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 2-3 events and Hall of Fame)
• Bagels & Business speaker events featuring local business leaders
• Connect with successful Jewish business leaders
• Learn business trend insights
• Potential corporate discounts through JBL network


Become a JBL Member


Jewish Business Leader benefits flyer

2023 Upcoming Events:

UNMC’s Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold
Hall of Fame

Friday, October 13  |  7:30 – 9 AM

Happy Hollow Club
1701 S 105th Street | Omaha, NE 68124
Platinum Sponsor: Bridges Trust, OMNE Partners & Valmont

Event Sponsors: CFO Systems, LLC, UNMC, Alex Epstein



Joe Wees
Executive Vice President of Creative Advertising
at Universal Pictures
Bagels & Business

Friday, January 26  |  7:30 – 9 AM

Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Community Engagement Venue
JFO – 333 S 132nd Street
Platinum Sponsor: Bridges Trust, OMNE Partners & Valmont

Event Sponsors: Alex Epstein



Thank you JBL Sponsors

2023 Platinum Sponsor








2017-2018 Gold Sponsors

    Harley Schrager   

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Platinum Sponsor: $2,500
Gold Meeting Sponsor: $750 (per meeting sponsored)

Past Events:

Bagels & Business Breakfast
July 19, 2023
Brandeis Story
Steve Seline, and Ted and Kathy Baer

Bagels & Business Breakfast
April 19, 2023
Steve Kaniewski
President and CEO of Valmont Industries, Inc.

Hall of Fame
October 19, 2022
In memory of David Jacobson
Former Chairman of Kutak Rock LLP and the founding Chair of the Board for Film Streams

Bagels & Business Breakfast
July 27, 2022
Featured Speaker: Jamie Rosenthal
Owner of Greenberg Fruit Company

Virtual Event
July 28, 2021
Featured Speaker: Spencer Levy
Global Chief Client Officer and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE

Bagels & Business Breakfast
July 15, 2021
Featured Speaker: Jason Itkin
Arnold & Itkin LLP Theorem Vineyards

Bagels & Business Breakfast
Jan. 17, 2020
Featured Speaker: Dr. Joel and Nancy Schlessinger

Hall of Fame
Oct. 23, 2019

Induction: Ted Seldin and Stanley Silverman, z”l
Seldin Company

Bagels & Business Breakfast
July 17, 2019
Featured Speaker: Jason Kohll
CEO, Professional Sports Partners

Bagels & Business Breakfast
April 17, 2019

Featured Speakers: Amee Zetzman, Executive VP/CFO & Jeff Kavich, President/CEO All Makes

Bagels & Business Breakfast
January 23, 2019

Featured Speaker: Jeff Gordman
Gordman’s CEO 1990-2014


Hall of Fame
Oct. 17, 2018
Featured Speaker: Jay Noddle
President and CEO, Noddle Companies

Bagels & Business Breakfast
July 25, 2018
Featured Speaker: Rachel Jacobson
Founder and Executive Director at Film Streams

Bagels & Business Breakfast
April 18, 2018
Featured Speaker: Harley Shrage
retired President, COO/co-owner of the Pacesetter Corporation