Jewish Federation of Omaha (JFO)

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Alan Potash/CEO
Main Address:
333 South 132nd Street
Omaha, NE 68154
Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus
333 South 132nd St
Omaha, NE 68154

National Women's Philanthropy's Virtually Limitless: Our Shared Shelf

Join National Women's Philanthropy's Monthly Book & Author Series. Women around the country will each read "The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress" and join together to meet on Dec 16 to meet author by Jennifer Steinhauer.  Open to all female philanthropists. 

The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress

In the November 2018 midterms, the greatest number of women in history were elected to Congress. It was a group diverse in background, age, professional experience, and ideology. And from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and “the Squad” to a group with national security backgrounds calling themselves “the Badasses,” from the first two Native American women to the first two Muslim women, all were swept into office on an enormous wave of grassroots support. 

Here, New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer chronicles these women’s first year in Congress, following their shift from trailblazing campaigns to the daily work of governance. In committee rooms, offices, visits back home with their constituents, and conversations in the halls of the Capitol, she probes the question: Will Washington, with its hidebound traditions and overpriced housing and petty power struggles, change the changemakers? Or will this Congress, which looks a little more like today’s America, truly be the start of something new?

Vivid and smart, The Firsts delivers fresh details, inside access, historical perspective, and expert analysis as these women—inspiring, controversial, talented, and rebellious—do something surprising: make Congress essential again.


Omaha, NE 68154
United States


January 20, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm