Mary Bernier introduced us to our newest member, Jeannette Gabriel.   Dr. Jeannette Gabriel is the Director of the Nate and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.  She received her B.A. from Madison, her M.A. from Rutgers University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. 
Her work is related to American history and religion with an emphasis on issues of race and gender.  Her current research projects examine Jewish life in the 20th century Midwest focusing on African American and Jewish relations,  Jewish engagement in civil and human rights struggles, and the impact of WWII refugee resettlement on Jewish communities.  Her goal is to reveal untold stories, explicating and enriching the existing historical record. 
Dr. Gabriel teaches classes in Judaic Studies that have been cross listed with Women’s Studies, History and Black Studies. She also teaches classes within Omaha's Jewish community. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and gardening.  Welcome, Jeannette!