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B'nai Mitzvah Contact List

Beth El Contacts

- Torah and Haftorah Tutoring – Hazzan Krausman – 402-492-8550
- D’var Torah – Rabbi Abraham – 402-492-8550
- Eligibility/Requirements – Eadie Tsabari – 402-492-8550
- Facilities and Logistics – Allison Newfeld – 402-492-8550
- Baking Date Reservations/Kitchen Questions – Mike Newell – 402-492-8550
- Submit picture and family information – Halle Clark  – 402-492-8550


Simcha Coordinators
The Simcha Coordinator will help you with assigning aliyahs and will help things run smoothly during your bar or bat mitzvah by letting those with honors know when it’s time for their part in the service. Please contact one of the following list of Simcha Coordinators to help you get started:

Glen Fineman
M’lee Hasslinger
Les Kay
Patty Nogg
Sally Zipursky

Use the attached Simcha Planning Sheet when working with your Simcha Coordinator.


Gabbaim
During the Torah service we have two Gabbaim at the sides of the Torah reading table, whose function it is to help coordinate what’s happening during the Torah reading and to assist the Torah readers when necessary. Please choose one person from each of the following groups:

Group A (Choose 1)
- Michael Gerson
- Laurel Krausman
- Gary Nachman
- Ben Shapiro
- Marty Shukert
- Alan Shulewitz

Group B (Choose 1)
- Howard Epstein
- Dick Fellman
- Pam Friedlander
- Jay Gordman
- Heather Kelln
- David Kotok
- Georgianne Oman
- Jim Zipursky


Bimah Sitters
The person who sits on the bimah during b’nai mitzvah services may be any past president or current member of Beth El’s Board of Trustees. Please share your choice with your Simcha Coordinator.


Jewish Press Announcements
Announcements should be submitted at least two weeks in advance by fax at 402-334-5422, email at jpress@jewishomaha.org, or mail to The Jewish Press, 333 South 132nd Street, Omaha, NE 68154.


Catering Contacts

The following caterers currently meet Beth El standards for catering:

- Star Catering    402-330-4272
- Bagel Bin             402-334-2744

If you wish to work with another caterer, we will be happy to meet with them and review the requirements of our kitchen.  The contract must be finalized 2 weeks before the event.  The caterer will have to schedule a meeting with our Executive Director no later than one month in advance of the event.   Caterers are subject to the approval of our Executive Director, Allison Newfeld. Contact Allison if you have any questions concerning the use of synagogue facilities.

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