Community Conversations Series

Please join the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) for Community Conversations, a series of programs on compelling, current topics impacting the community.

A Conversation with Consul General of Israel to the Midwest


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.

Between Friends – Rekindling Black-Jewish Allyship


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.

Antisemitism in Nebraska

Alan J. Levine Theater at the Staenberg Omaha JCCMany in our community have expressed concern after the ubiquitously covered, bombastic behavior of Ye, Irving, and Chappelle. People want to know “Where are our allies? Why aren’t they showing up and speaking up?” “What are we in Omaha doing to respond?” Join us for 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.

Reproductive Rights in Nebraska—Where Do We Go From 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.