Thank you for your support at Omaha Gives!

24 supporters donated over $1300 to us this year. The best we have ever done!

 

Save the date for the next Omaha Gives!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018!

Save the Dates

Thursday, August 17 - Jackson Elementary School - distribution of school supplies. Members and Friends: Contact Harriet Epstein at rehbm@cox.net if you would like to join us in passing out supplies.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Omaha Gives! 

 

 

NCJW Members: Did you get your donor letter and Spring Bulletin? The Directory will be coming your way by mid-April. Please let us know if your contact information has changed or if you did not get these items. 

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)

OPS TEACHER MINI-GRANTS

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 katekirsh@cox.net or 402-334-8541.

November 17, 2016 - Roll for Kids Bunco Tournament Was Fun!!

Serious Bunco players!

What a great night!

 

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Bunco Tournament! We had a blast and hope you did too!

 

And very special thanks to our generous supporters for their donations.

 

See more pictures in the Gallery.

August 13, 2016 - NCJW Omaha Section Donated School Supplies to Jackson Elementary School

Another school year, and another day for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Omaha Section members to provide supplies to all students at Jackson Elementary School. Jackson was chosen in the OPS Adopt-A-School program based on its need for assistance. Throughout its 120-year history, NCJW has demonstrated a profound commitment to improving the quality of life for women, children, and families. While this commitment has taken a variety of forms over the years, central to it is the belief that a democratic society must provide for the needs of those unable to provide for themselves.
On August 13, the first day of school, NCJW Omaha Section volunteers led by program chair, Harriet Epstein, distributed school supplies to all students as part of its mission to help the children at Jackson Elementary School. NCJW Omaha Section buys the supplies requested by the teachers for the students each year. In addition to the supplies provided so far, backpacks are provided for those whom the teachers note as needing them.

Take a look at the Gallery for more pictures!

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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