November 17, 2023

Donations will support emergency, war time needs for our P2G Region.


ONE NIGHT FOR THE WESTERN GALILEE - Concert to support emergency, war time needs for our Partnership Region

Monday, November 20 | 7:30 pm

Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the Staenberg Omaha JCC - 333 S 132nd St

Join us for a FREE concert to raise our spirits and raise funds for our Partnership region, the Western Galilee, Israel. Featuring Violinist Gary Levinson with Yulia Kalashnikova, collaborative pianist - Plus student musicians from the Omaha area, and special remarks from:

  • Ruth Meints, Artistic Director of the Omaha Conservatory & Partnership2Gether Volunteer
  • Aviva Segall, Music Director and Principal Conductor, Omaha Area Youth Orchestra
  • Idan Zaccai, Israeli resident from the Western Galilee & Partnership2Gether Volunteer
  • Mika Mizrahi, Omaha Community Shalicha (Israel Emissary)

A dessert reception will follow the event.

We are proud that so many people from Omaha joined close to 300,000 in Washington, DC and another 250,000 virtually to be a part of the largest ever pro-Israel gathering to support Israel, advocate for the release of hostages, and stand against antisemitism. Watch this video to experience for yourself this remarkable show of unity and support. #MarchforIsrael

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Check out what's happening in our community!

PJ Library and Friedel Jewish Academy hosted a "Thank You, Helpers!" event with Douglas County Sheriffs. See photos

A group of Omaha community members met in Washington DC to attend March For Israel on Tuesday, November 14. See photos

The Jewish Federation of Omaha hosted the Annual Campaign Men's Event featuring Creighton Men's Basketball athletes and coaches. See photos

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Check out Trivia Tuesday on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about the programs and services the Jewish Federation of Omaha provides to our community because of your contribution to the Annual Campaign. You can find out the answers to our trivia questions every Friday in our on-the-spot videos featuring familiar faces from our community! #jewishomaha #triviatuesday #fedfriday #didyouknow #fedfacts

Duties of the Heart with Rabbi Geiger

Sunday, November 19 | 4-5 pm

Benjamin & Anna E. Wiesman Family Reception Room - 333 S 132nd Street

Rabbi Geiger continues to guide you on a spiritual journey using “Duties of the Heart by Bahya ibn Paguda” to lead the way. In this second of an on-going series, Rabbi Geiger first poses the question, “How can one put the shackles of obligation on the most emotional part of ourselves: our heart?" Discover with him the greatest gift ever given to mankind. Then ponder the question, “Is Judaism a religion of blind faith?”


A Conversation with former Member of Knesset Einat Wilf

Monday, November 20 | 10:30 am

Join our friends from the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte for this webinar on the Israel-HAMAS war and the anti-Israel narratives and rhetoric that divides the West.

Israel 2.0 with Patrick Amar

Tuesday, November 21 | 7:30 PM

Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

Shirley & Leonard Goldstein Community Engagement Venue - 333 S 132nd Street

Meet Patrick Amar, a popular Israeli tour guide and Israel expert. Patrick will be sharing some history of Israel and discussing what’s going on in Israel right now. He and UNL professor Ari Kohen will be hosting a Q&A session to answer your questions. Learn more

Giving Tuesday - November 28th

The Jewish Federation of Omaha is excited to be a part of the metro's biggest local giving day of the year!

Learn more

Please RSVP. This event is free to attend.


Hanukkah Extravaganza

Event Chairs: Sophie Ambrose

& Jimmy Friedlander

Sunday, December 10 | 1:30-3:30 pm

Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

333 S 132nd Street

Join us for an afternoon of family fun to celebrate HANUKKAH!

Activities Include:

•   Bounce houses

•   Games

•   Arts & Crafts

•   The Latke Truck

•   Hanukkah cookie decorating

•   And more!


For more information regarding Third Thursday programming at IHE, or to RSVP, please reach out to Scott Littky, Executive Director of IHE, at [email protected]

IHE's Third Thursday

Lunch & Learn Series

Thursday, December 21 | 11:30 am-1 pm

via Zoom

The Institute for Holocaust Education hosts Kati Larson for their next Lunch & Learn program. She will be speaking on her philosophy on Holocaust Education and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Teacher Fellow Program. Kati is a public school teacher in Bellevue, NE, and a member of the class of 2023 USHMM Teacher Fellow Program, which was created to ensure that learning how and why the Holocaust happened is an essential component of education in America and strengthens students' critical thinking about their roles in society.

Connect with our local synagogues!


Video recording from our recent programs

JCRC Community Conversations: How Is This War Different Than Any Other?

JCRC Community Conversations: Kris Goldsmith of Task Force Butler

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