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Welcome to Beth Israel 

A member of the OU - the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations - Beth Israel strives to perpetuate the legacy of Torah Judaism in the modern world and provide a home for those who wish to learn about and observe halacha, Jewish law. Beth Israel Synagogue welcomes all persons of the Jewish faith to join, and accepts the diversity of practice and thought among its members.

Scholar-in-Residence - Doron Sheffer

Beth Israel will welcome Israeli basketball legend Doron Sheffer for an inspirational weekend, February 23-26.  From standout Israeli basketball star to college hoops standout at UConn, passing on an offer to play in the NBA, to setting national records for professional ball in Israel, Sheffer's life journey adds multiple, fascinating chapters as he moved to an observant life.  While in Omaha, he will speak following Shabbat dinner, after kiddush luncheon, visit Friedel Jewish Academy, and lead a youth basketball clinic.

Click here for full details and reservation information.

Purim is the Holiest Day of the Year - Find Out Why

The Sunday Purim classes are dedicated to the memory of Miriam Ruppe, mother of Maneva Ruth Edelman
Friday, Feb 16
Friday Learning Series presented by the
Jewish Federation of Omaha at Kripke Library
11:15 a.m. Purim vs Yom Kippur with Rabbi Shlomo
Sunday, Feb 18
10 a.m.  What is True Joy? with Rabbi Ari
Monday, Feb 19
12:00 p.m. Why Do We Dress Up on Purim with Rabbi Shlomo
Friday, Feb 23
Friday Learning Series presented by the
Jewish Federation of Omaha at Kripke Library
11:15 a.m.  Purim in Chasidic Thought with Rabbi Shlomo
Sunday, Feb 25
10 a.m. Purim - The Highest High Holiday, The Holiest Day of the Year with Rabbi
Monday, Feb 26
12:00 p.m. The Secrets of the Fast of Esther with Rabbi Shlomo
Wednesday, Feb 28
Approx 8 p.m. The Connection Between Wine and Purim with Rabbi Ari
Thursday, March 1
9:30 a.m. Purim is Really a Women's Holiday with Rabbi Ari

Celebrate Purim at Beth Israel!

Celebrate the fun of Purim at Beth Israel, all with a Broadway theme!  Put together a group of family or friends and let your favorite Broadway musical be the inspiration for the Thursday evening costume contest.  Music, food, entertainment, and the first ever “Pop Up Purim Spiel” will make it an evening to remember.  

Click here for complete Purim schedule
Click here for dinner reservations.

Weekly Learning Opportunities at Beth Israel

7:45 a.m. - Learning with Rabbi Ari
10-11 a.m. - Bagels & Beit Midrash
12-1 p.m.
Talmudic Tales with Rabbi Shlomo
9:30-10:45 a.m. - Women's Class with Rabbi Ari
12-1 p.m. - Jewish Ethics with Rabbi Shlomo @ UNMC
11:15 a.m. - Friday Learning Series with Rabbi Shlomo @ Kripke Library
20 minutes prior to Mincha
Insights into the Weekly Torah Reading with Rabbi Ari

Individual or group learning sessions also available. 
Talk to Rabbi Shlomo or Rabbi Ari to schedule.

Life and Legacy - Make your commitment today

How do you express your commitment to your community? How do you support the Jewish organizations that are important to you?  What can you do for future generations to ensure that they are well-served by the Jewish organizations you support?  You can leave a legacy.

Life & Legacy is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and coordinated in Omaha through the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation. Through Life & Legacy, Omahans are continuing to express their passion for sustaining the many Jewish programs and services by making a legacy commitment. The gift that you make today will ensure the financial stability of the Omaha Jewish community for generations to come. 

Please make your commitment to the future of Beth Israel Synagogue through the Life & Legacy program. For information on the Life & Legacy program, please contact the synagogue office at (402) 556-6288.   Additional information is also available on the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation's website by clicking here.

Todah Rabah to the generous Life & Legacy partners
committed to the future of Beth Israel Synagogue.

Sun, February 25 2018 10 Adar 5778