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– Autism Study Enrollment –

Researchers connected with Johns Hopkins and Harvard’s teaching hospital published research showing remarkable improvements in autistic individuals using a single simple and extremely safe over-the-counter supplement. With a recent Study in Omaha, the non-profit Therapeutics Research Institute (TRI) repeated the results of this break-through treatment. These results have also been published in a medical journal. TRI’s plan is to now expand this Study to up to 300 families. To learn more about this Study and TRI and how to enroll, go to the Study’s site Nothing is being sold and there are no costs at all to participate. For a copy of TRI’s recently published Study, email and put Autism Paper in the subject heading.

Connecting with Carolyn esther katz JCC Dance and Cultural Arts Director What an amazing week of dance and inspiration! The JCC Dance Department was fortunate to partner with the Institute of Holocaust Education under the direction of Liz Feldstern, IHE Director and Patty Nogg,

to develop into more depth-filled dancers. “It’s not just about you, it’s about how you connect with others,� “Make that commitment, bring yourself to the work, get out of yourselves.� She reminded us that in this technological age where we stare at screens so much of the

Chairperson, to celebrate, learn, dance and be inspired! Tuesday, Jan. 17 we gathered with others to get an up close and personal look at Carolyn Dorfman Dance and hear from Carolyn herself, daughter of Holocaust survivors. She is not only a choreographer, but also an amazing educator and speaker with the ability to share her experience as a daughter of Holocaust survivors with her audience. Learning the backstory to her pieces helped make connections for the audience and bring us closer to her works. “Every time you see the work of a choreographer, you learn something about them: their lives, influences, passions, questions,� Carolyn said. We also celebrated the 38 years of dance here at the JCC and remembered our beloved Esther Wax, may her memory be for a blessing, Jewish community member and pianist for the JCC Dance Department for 36 years! Wednesday, the JCC Dance Training Company members and JCC dancers headed down to the Holland Performing Arts Center for a Master Class with Carolyn and some of her company members. The knowledge that Carolyn shared with us will help us

time, dancing is one place that you can look others in the eye and make connections. After such an inspiring two days, our expectations for the third day were very high. We boarded the bus at the JCC to travel downtown to the Orpheum Theater for the company’s final performance for the entire Omaha community. Seeing the excerpts on Tuesday brought to life on the big stage with all of their props and the full piece at hand painted a full picture for all of us. We felt very fortunate to have learned Carolyn’s back story so that we could more intimately connect with each of her pieces. Tears and laughter were brought about by her ability to share what life was like before, during and after the Holocaust. She did not disappoint when she again got us fully engaged and involved in a dance of waves with the entire audience dancing in their seats. Educator extraordinaire! We all feel like more complete dancers after spending the last few days with Carolyn and her dancers. We are inspired to look deeper into ourselves to help get out of our bodies and express our inner beauty with the world. Thank you, Carolyn; and thank you, Liz and Patty, for bringing this week to us.



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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Made popular by the 1962 film version starring John Wayne, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic western story of good versus bad and the law versus the gun. Set in 1890 in the Wild West, it tells the story of a scholar from New York City whose journey west in search of a new life is sidetracked when he is beaten and left for dead outside the small town of Two Trees, where he must decide whether or not to face his attacker when he returns. It tells the story of a young woman whose routine attempts to carve out a place for herself in society is interrupted by the appearance of an intriguing stranger. It tells the story of a deadly gunslinger who wants nothing more than to stay away from the violence that he knows is coming. It tells the story of a man who makes a living instilling fear in and inflicting pain on others, never dreaming that anyone would

ever stand up to him or challenge his reign of terror. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance contains all the staples of a cinematic western, including a rustic saloon, a stranger in a small town and familiar characters with wide brimmed hats and guns on their hips. This production is recognized as an official event in the Nebraska 150 Celebration, the statewide, yearlong sesquicentennial celebration of Nebraska becoming a state 150 years ago. For more information, visit Tickets are available at the OCP Box Office, by calling 402.553.0800 or online at or Single tickets are $36 for adults and $22 for students for Thursday – Sunday performances. Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more people.


February 3, 2017  

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