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Lois N Friedman

June 30, 1923 — February 19, 2016

Lois Friedman was born in Omaha June 30, 1925 to Diana & H. Sol Novitsky. Moved to Sioux City in

1935 and always claimed dual citizenship in Nebraska & Iowa.

Became active as a teenager in Jewish affairs by founding the AWR Club and became its first President.

She was AZA Sweetheart & Queen of the Jewish Youth Council. Graduated from Sioux City Central High

and won American Legion’s Bronze Medal for Outstanding Student in American History.

Attended the University of Illinois and joined Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. Won the Shi Ai Scholarship

award her sophomore year by the University, and was named outstanding alum.

Married Lloyd Friedman in February 1947 and moved back to Omaha where she joined the Board of the

Omaha Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) “Council” in May. At the time of her

death, she served 69 years having done every job except Thrift Shop Chair, but did volunteer at the Thrift

Shop every Monday for 38 years. She served as NCJW Regional President and on the National Board.

Lois was Chairman of the Red Stockings fundraiser in 1957 and 1959, and was named Honorary

President of the Omaha Section. NCJW honored Lois 3 times, selecting her to receive its highest national

honor – the Hannah G. Solomon award.

Was President of the Jewish Women’s Clubs of the Omaha Jewish Federation as well as board member

of the Jewish Federation Budget Committee for 7 years. Lois was a member of the Women of Reform

Judaism for 27 years, and she served on the Temple Israel Board of Trustees and Co-Chairman of the

100th anniversary celebration of the Temple.

Was a founding member of the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society (NJHS) and served as its President.

Was a Life Member in NCJW, Hadassah and NJHS.

Lois is preceded in death by husband Lloyd, and is survived by son and daughter-in-law Scott & Debbie

Friedman; grandchildren, Jennifer and Robert Roth (Chicago) & Angela Friedman (Omaha); and great-

granddaughter, Leah Roth (Chicago); sister Gloria Rosenblum (Los Angeles), nieces and nephews, and

many, many good friends.


Services, Sunday 1:00 P.M. at Temple Israel, 13111 Sterling Ridge Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68154.


Memorials are suggested to Temple Israel, 13111 Sterling Ridge Drive Omaha, 68154, National Council of Jewish Women c/o Iris Ricks, 13012 Hawthorne Ct. Omaha 68154 or Nebraska Jewish Historical Society, 333 South 132 Street Omaha 68154. John A. Gentl

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