The Weight of Honor Movie Screening

“An impressive film depicting the real world struggles and challenges faced by
post 9/11 veterans and their caregivers as they adjust to a new normal life
post deployment with visible and invisible wounds.”

— Leisa Easom, PhD, RN, Pope Eminent Scholar, Executive Director of the
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving at Georgia Southwestern State University.

333 S. 132nd STREET



This is a free event hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women of Omaha and sponsored by Wounded Warriors Family Support, Sandy and Paul Epstein, Karen and Gary Javitch, and Patty and Steve Nogg.

Less than 1% of Americans are actively serving in the United States Armed Forces. As a result, the lives and stories of our post 9/11 catastrophically wounded veterans and their family caregivers are almost entirely unseen and unheard of in civilian America. See the trailer below:

We believe everyone should know about these families after the war! Our goal is to spread the word and celebrate these unsung, extraordinary caregivers and their families by bringing The Weight of Honor to as many people as possible. Our approach is to engage local communities, reach out to universities and organizations, attend film festivals, join related events, and host special screenings.

Q&A Session with the film's director/producer, Stephanie Seldin Howard, to be held immediately after the film.

We hope to see you there!

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Thursday, Nov 16, 2018 - Weight of Honor Movie Screening

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Omaha Gives! 

Omaha Mayoral Proclamation Signing for Holocaust Remembrance Day/Week

Becki Brenner, NCJW Omaha Section State Policy Advocacy Chair, and Alice Klein, NCJW Omaha Section President, had the honor of representing NCJW to witness the Omaha Mayoral Proclamation Signing for Holocaust Remembrance Day/Week. The proclamation signing ceremony was organized by the B’nai B’rith Henry Monsky Lodge and held at the office of Omaha Mayor, Jean Stothert.


Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert signing Holocaust Remembrance proclamation.

Becki Brenner sits on her left.

Community representatives who witnessed the proclamation signing are pictured from left to right: Rabbi Mendel Katzman (Chabad of Nebraska Co-Director), Ari Riekes (President, Henry Monsky Lodge of B’nai B’rith), Milton Kleinberg (CEO of Senior Market Sales, Holocaust survivor), Emily Newman (UNO doctoral student), Beatrice Karp (Holocaust survivor), Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, Dr Fred Kader (Holocaust survivor), Gary Javitch (President Emeritus, Henry Monsky Lodge of B’nai B’rith), Steve Levinger (Jewish Federation of Omaha Chief Development Officer), Mary-Beth Muskin (ADL Omaha Regional Director.), Alice Klein (President NCJW Omaha Section), Becki Brenner (State Policy Advocacy Chair NCJW Omaha Section), Liz Feldstern (Executive Director of the Institute for Holocaust Education)


NCJW’s Mini-Grant project provides money to Omaha Public School teachers for creative and innovative classroom projects that are not funded by school budgets. If you would like to apply for a mini-grant for the coming year, please contact Kate Kirshenbaum at or 402-334-8541.

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

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