Please join the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) for Community Conversations, a series of programs on compelling, current topics impacting the community.
Community Conversations are possible thanks to our generous sponsors:
The Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Foundation
Anything Grants from the Staenberg Family Foundation
The Special Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation
Kristofer Goldsmith is the founder and CEO of Task Force Butler Institute, a nonprofit organization that engages veterans in the hobby of maintaining a democracy, and Sparverius LLC, a veteran-owned firm that detects and disrupts disinformation and extremism threats against America. Goldsmith is a Jewish veteran advocate and an open-source intelligence expert with over 10 years of experience in policy, research, and leadership. View conversation here.
An in-person and virtual Community Conversation with Dr. Gina Ligon, Director of Counterterrorism Research Initiatives at NCITE, Dan Feferman and Dr. Ahmed Khuzaie of the Sharaka Project. Erin Grace will moderate a conversation about Israel’s war with HAMAS, how it is different from previous conflicts with FTO foes of Israel, how the relationships with the countries in the Abraham Accords may be impacted, and what are desired outcomes for Israel and the world. View conversation here.
The JCRC is honored and thrilled to launch Welcoming the Stranger. This initiative will focus on assisting two or more of the 40 refugee families arriving in Omaha from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Syria between now and October 1. The JCRC is coordinating a Jewish community volunteer effort to help sponsor families, provide furniture and household items and set up apartments. Learn more
JCRC of Omaha presents a conversation about What We Should Know About Israel’s Judicial Reform and Other Policy Priorities – the complexities and concerns about the state of democracy and growing demonstrations in Israel. View conversation here.
An intimate conversation with Terri Sanders, publisher of the Black-owned Omaha Star newspaper, and Annette van de Kamp-Wright, editor of the Omaha Jewish Press, moderated by Marty Shukert.
View the Conversation here
A Community Conversation to address the rise of antisemitism, what we should be aware of, and what is being done to keep our community – and others – safe.
Our panel of experts features Special Agent in Charge of the Nebraska-Iowa FBI Field Office, Eugene Kowel; Felix Ungerman, representing Congressman Don Bacon’s office; the City of Omaha’s Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Keith Station; Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League Midwest, David Goldenberg; JFO’s Safety & Security Manager, James Donahue; and Dr. Ari Kohen, political science professor, chair of the Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies, and editor of the book Antisemitism on the Rise: The 1930’s and Today.
View the conversation here.
A panel of local and national experts in a moderated discussion about protecting reproductive rights in Nebraska.
OUR GOAL: to equip attendees with tools to advocate for reproductive freedom, learn how to build coalitions, and how to communicate with local lawmakers.