Vibrant, welcoming and diverse, the Jewish community of Omaha supports a number of institutions including a Jewish Community Center, a Jewish old age home, a newspaper, a non-denominational day school, a pre-school, a historical society and the list goes on. There has always been a spirit of cooperation and mutual support among the various synagogues, and together as a community we have raised untold dollars for local needs and for Israel.
As a Reform Jewish congregation we are a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), a dynamic network of congregations, lay leaders, clergy and professionals across North America. The progressive, inclusive approach of the URJ unites thousands of years of Jewish tradition and values with modern Jewish experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations. Through programs, information and networking opportunities provided by the URJ, our nearly 900 member congregations enhance their capacity to build and expand community, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership.
As a member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the URJ connects Reform Jews in North America with Liberal/Progressive/Reform congregations around the globe. The URJ also represents Reform congregations in regional, North American and international organizations that include the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.
Reaching out to other faiths in order to promote peace and understanding is an important value in Reform Judaism and one that we embrace as well. Over the years, we have nurtured relationships with a number of Christian congregations and the Muslim community of Omaha in order to study together, pray together and repair the world together.