The Jewish Community

The Kripke Jewish Federation Library in Omaha, NE

Nebraska Jewish Historical Society

Preserves the histories of the Jewish families who settled in Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. (402) 334-6441

Henry and Dorothy Riekes Museum

Nebraska’s only Jewish museum with a permanent collection. (402) 334-6441

Pennie Z. Davis Gallery for Holocaust Education

Gallery located adjacent to the Institute for Holocaust Education. A wide range of changing exhibits curated by the Institute’s staff are on display. Information on current and upcoming exhibits on the IHE website.


Omaha Jewish Community Center

The Omaha JCC, located roughly an hour from downtown Lincoln, houses several institutions of interest for academic Jewish Studies. Although each of the following institutions has its own website and phone line, all are located at the same address, inside the JCC complex:
333 S. 132nd Street
Omaha, NE 68154

The Kripke Jewish Federation Library

Houses one of the largest collections of Jewish books and other materials in the Midwest. It contains over 50,000 volumes, including Jewish periodicals, academic scholarship, general non-fiction, fiction, DVDs, CDs, teacher resources, and Russian language materials. (402) 334-6462

The Institute for Holocaust Education

Provides educational resources, workshops, survivor testimony, traveling exhibits, and integrated arts programming to students, educators and the public. Also provides support to Holocaust survivors in the Omaha community. (402) 334-6575

The Center for Jewish Life

Offers classes and programs in current events in Israel, basic Judaism, community lectures, cultural arts events, an annual Jewish Film Festival, and Hebrew language classes. The Center also administers several scholarships and grants for college and graduate students from Jewish families in the Omaha area. (402) 334-6446

South Street Temple in Lincoln, NE
South Street Temple in Lincoln, NE

Synagogues - Lincoln


(Union for Reform Judaism)
2061 S. 20th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 435-8004

Congregation Tifereth Israel

(United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism)
3219 Sheridan Boulevard
Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 423-8569

Synagogues - Omaha

Temple Israel

(Union for Reform Judaism)
7023 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68132
(402) 556-6536

Beth El Synagogue

(United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism)
14506 California Street
Omaha, NE 68154
(402) 492-8550

Congregation Beth Israel

(Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America)
12604 Pacific Street
Omaha, NE 68154
402) 556-6288

Chabad Lubavitch of Nebraska

1866 South 120th Street
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 330-1800



P.O. Box 67218
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 915-3659

New synagogue for Temple Israel, Omaha NE, to be completed by fall 2013