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ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

Annual Campaign Leadership




The Jewish Federation of Omaha is pleased to announce that Jamie and Ted Friedland have agreed to be the 2021 Annual Campaign Chairs. The Annual Campaign officially kicks off Sept. 13. Unlike other years, it will not be accompanied by a big event.

“This year will definitely be a unique year,” Jamie said. “Everyone has been affected in one way or another by the COVID-19 virus. Some people are in greater need than they have ever been before. I expect that Jewish Family Service will be a priority need this year for help to provide food, mental health support and every day needs. We also want to make sure we are doing all we can to protect each other from this crazy virus that we are continuously learning more about. We anticipate that the in-person Federation events that we are all used to will be done online and over the phone this year.”

Both Jamie and Ted grew up in Omaha.

“Our families have always been involved in the Jewish community in various ways,” Ted said. “I attended the Jewish community center preschool when I was young,” Jamie added, “and as I grew up I continued going to the J for dance class and gymnastics. As I got older I was active in BBYO, was a camp counselor at the JCC day camp, and also was an overnight camp counselor. I was lucky to be on the first Federation-sponsored Artza trip to Israel - it was all Omaha teens. What an experience that was!”

While the Friedland’s enthusiasm for our Federation was cultivated early, nowadays they know first-hand how important a robust Federation is for the next generation. Read more


2021 Annual Campaign Chairs
Jamie and Ted Friedland

Men’s Major Gifts Chair
Speedy Zweiback

Women’s Major Gifts Chairs
Cindy Goldberg
Sharon Kirshenbaum

Builder's Chairs
Sarah and Adam Yale

Pomegranate Chairs
Diane Malashock
Susie Norton

Sabra Chairs
Shane Cohn
Brian Nogg

Pearl Society Chairs
Carrie Fingold
Traci Kugler
Jamie Meyerson

Ben Gurion Chairs
Allyson Freeman
Geoff Silverstein

Together Campaign Chairs
Hillary Rubesin
Eric Shapiro

FED Chair
Gabby Williams

Israel & Overseas Chair
Melissa Shapiro

Jon Meyers, President
Alan Potash, Chief Executive Officer  |  402-334-6574
Steve Levinger, Chief Development Officer  |  402-334-6433
Louri Sullivan, Women's Philanthropy  |  402-334-6485
Jamie Skog-Burke, Development Director |  402-334-6440
Julee Katzman, Special Projects Coordinator  |  402-334-6428