Today is April 23, 2017 -

Shabbat Speakers

Throughout the year, Beth El is pleased to welcome speakers to join us on Shabbat to discuss a variety of topics. The following speakers are scheduled:

Ivan Gilreath, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands
Saturday, April 29


Mr. Gilreath will speak during Shabbat morning services

An Omaha native and Boys & Girls Club alum, Ivan Gilreath has been the President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands since 2011. Prior to his work at Boys & Girls Clubs, Ivan worked at ING Insurance in Minneapolis and for 20 years with Mutual of Omaha. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

He will discuss the work currently being done by the clubs, his vision for the future, and show our congregants ways they can become community partners who help make a lifelong impact in the lives of at-risk youth.


Dr. Baruch Feldstern, Scholar-in-Residence
Saturday, May 6

Join us for a weekend of learning with Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Baruch Feldstern. On May 6, Dr. Feldstern will join us for Shabbat services and a light Kiddush and afternoon of learning. On May 7, he will be our Sunday Speaker. His theme for the weekend will be, “Critiquing the Tradition from Within.” On Saturday, Dr. Feldstern will share a central Rabbinic text and lead up to a short work by Noble Prize recipient S.Y. Agnon. Learn more.