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community A Night with the Stars
Continued from page 1 Defamation League/Community Relations Committee, Jewish Family Service, the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home and Jewish Social Services, the Jewish Community Center with all its many facets and the Jewish Press,” Danny said. “When we ask ourselves how the Federation propels all these different agencies forward, we get a better understanding of how our dollars work.” “We hope people will join us,” Shane and Jess Danny Cohn and Andrew Miller with daughter Nora Cohn said, “because this event will be an engaging and entertaining and served family-style, hang out with your night, and we hope guests will be inspired to friends and remember who we are.” The evening begins at 6 p.m. and will go support the Jewish Federation of Omaha. until 8:15 p.m. Cost per ticket is $36; Dinner Personally, we are incredibly excited to see provided for this event is Kosher and under Temple Israel transformed into a star-studthe supervision of the Va’ad HaKashrut. ded event! We’re also excited to hear Joshua The event is underwritten by Zoë and Carl Malina speak.” Riekes and Margo and Steve Riekes, Kugler Danny and Andrew agree: Vision and Republic National Distributing. “This is the high holiday of fundraising; we Temple Israel is located at 13111 Sterling wouldn’t think of missing it because we know Ridge Drive. RSVPs can be made at it is important to support our community, www.Jewishomaha.org, simply click on the but also because we enjoy each other’s company. The social element during this annual invitation that scrolls across the top of our event is very important—we need to homepage. For more information, please schmooze! this is like a big family reunion, contact Senior Director of Community Imand who wants to miss that? Get dressed up, pact and Special Projects Louri Sullivan at eat some fabulous food selected by Andrew email@example.com.
Continued from page 1 fers access to major donor and private events, and and Sharon Kirshenbaum begins, it is important to is an excellent networking resource for young realize how much our Jewish Federation offers to Jewish professionals. our community and realize they cannot do it with“Together, the Ben Gurion and Pearl Societies out YOUR help. One need not be financially represent a large percentage of our present and wealthy to make a positive impact on our commu- future leaders, and provide a way for our younger nity; there are many opportunities for donors across all ages and income levels to make a big difference. The Pearl Society, which came to Omaha during the 2018 Annual Campaign, is a branch of Women’s Philanthropy. Women who are looking for ways to give back or become involved in their community can do so for as little as $1 per day or $365 per year (up to $1,799/yr.). This year’s Pearl Society chairs are Abi- Adam Kutler, left, Lisa Lucoff, Allyson Freeman and Geoff Silverstein gail Kutler, Andee Scioli and Holly Weill. Louri Sullivan, Jewish Federation of Omaha Senior Director of Community Impact and Special Projects, shares that many, though not all, donors to the Pearl Society fall in the under-45 age bracket. “The Pearl Society provides an opportunity for our community’s women to make a difference and become actively involved. This is not your grandparents’ Federation,” she says. “We are always looking for new and interesting ways to get our younger generations involved because they are tomorrow’s leaders.” Another way to show support of and a commitment towards leadership in our community is to join the Ben Gurion Society. This national donor recognition society is for young adults, ages 2545, who make a contribution of $1,000 or more to their local Jewish Federation. Chaired by Adam Kutler, Allyson Freeman, Geoff Silverstein and Lisa Lucoff, membership to the Ben Gurion Society of-
community members to not only contribute meaningfully but to have a seat at the table in determining our path forward.” explains Sullivan. She continues. “Today, we have young families who need a little help with things like scholarships to school, camp, Israel trips and extracurricular activities. We see the opportunity to support these requests as crucial in instilling Jewish values and learning into their homes- for both those who receive and those who give. These families have evolving needs, are full of ideas and energy and want a say in what we offer. Add to this whole new generation of young Jewish adults of the Gen X and Millennial generations wanting to become involved and connect -or reconnect- which is why we have rolled out our new ‘Generation Now’ programming.” Designed for and by this upcoming group of leaders, ‘Generation Now’ offers highly popular See Generation Now page 3