Wednesday, MAY 24, 2017
NCJW Omaha Section is proud to be participating in Omaha Gives!, a 24-hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. The online giving holiday will take place May 24 from midnight to midnight. Mark your calendars because we will need your help! We will be joining more than 800 local nonprofits to raise money together and compete for prize money—the more donors we get to give to us, the more likely we are to win prizes.
Omaha Gives! is a community-wide event to show off Omaha’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great.
Save the Dates - more info to follow
Wednesday, May 24 - Omaha Gives!
Thursday, May 25 - 7-9 PM - Wine & Conversation
Date TBA - Know Your Rights
Monday, June 12 - 7 PM - NCJW Board Meeting and Board Election
Thursday, June 29 - Installation and Awards
Thursday, August 17 - Jackson Elementary School - distribution of school supplies. Members and Friends: Contact Harriet Epstein at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us in passing out supplies.
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.
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 email@example.com or 402-334-8541.
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.
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!
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