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A forever-free HUMOR Series for seniors who deserve to live, love and laugh.

presented by

The Meyers Family LEGACY OF LAUGHTER

Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation

Who We are

 

Bernie “Bobo” Meyers and Roie “Roro” Franklin Meyers knew how to live life to the fullest. Surrounded by family, friends and the constant hum of conversation and contagious laughter.

After building a successful family business, traveling the world and throwing a lot of legendary parties, they spent their final years in the quiet comfort of the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home in Omaha. A warm place filled with close friends, caring people and not nearly enough laughter. Watch the video below for more information about who we are and what we do.

 
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Our Mission

This series is dedicated to bringing the healing power of humor to seniors, a wonderfully significant group of people who have earned the right to a good, long laugh.

 
 

Our Inspiration

Bobo

Throughout his 88+ years, Bobo was a humorist, satirist and keen observer of the world around him. Those observations would often appear in short stories and letters that he wrote with uncanny insight, razor-sharp sarcasm and a devious smile, offset by his sparkling blue eyes. He was never afraid to make fun of himself or anyone who dared to take themselves too seriously.

 

THE BOOK OF BOBO

Many of Bobo’s musings can be found in the self-published The Book of Bobo, over 450 pages of wit and wisdom from a man who always wrote the truth. Or, at least, his hilarious version of it.

 
“If ya gotta ask, ya just don’t get it.”
— Bobo
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  The Book of Bobo

The Book of Bobo


Roro

She was the inventor of a phenomenon we called, “craghing.” Roro would laugh until she cried or cry until she laughed. We never really knew. But it was angelic music to everyone’s ears, especially Bobo’s. He had a schoolboy crush on her from beginning to end. It was truly a romance for the ages spanning 62+ years.

 

 

 

The Legacy of Laughter Series

 

Twice a year, the Meyers family and Blumkin staff invite the residents of the Blumkin Home, their families and the entire community to the Omaha JCC for a free show. A story from The Book of Bobo is read before a comedy act takes the stage.Then, as they say, hilarity ensues…

 

Upcoming Events

Watch for Scott Novotny on March 31, 2019. He’s physical and totally mental!

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Past Shows

Thanks, Tom Anzalone for a great show filled with the music of laughter. Watch the video below.


OUR FIRST HUMOR WORKSHOP WAS GOOD FOR A LOT OF LAUGHS!

IMPROVE WELLNESS WITH HUMOR WORKSHOP

Thanks to Dionna Griffin-Irons, of the legendary Second City Theater, who directed and facilitated a 90-minute interactive improv and storytelling class at the Levy Senior Center in Evanston, Illinois on May 16, 2018.

Lady D and her 13 funny new friends proved that you're never too old to PLAY and laugh. A great time was had by all. We can't wait to do it again!

 

Music by DanoSongs “Living the Dream”

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

 Bruce, Mike and Vicki

Vicki Meyers Perlmeter
Chief Executive Officer & Social Butterfly

Bruce Meyers
Chief Financial Officer & Mike Wrangler

Mike Meyers
Chief Marketing Officer, Emcee & Family Black Sheep

Margaret “Maggie” Conti
Director of Activities & Outreach Programs
The Jewish Federation of Omaha

 

keep the laughter alive

There are many ways to become a part of the Legacy of Laughter community.
Here are just a few things you can do to spread the joy of laughter to more seniors.

 
 

PARTICIPATE

Come to our shows. Attend our humor workshops and improv classes. To get involved, please contact Mike Meyers at yomeyers@gmail.com

 
 

SPONSOR

Your company or organization can help bring laughter to the elderly by co-sponsoring a FREE show or helping us facilitate a workshop. For details, please contact Bruce Meyers at bmeyers@nebraskawarehouse.com

 
 

DONATE

Every penny of every dollar you give will go to help bring FREE comedy shows, workshops and classes to more seniors in more communities. Your tax-deductible, charitable gift can be made to the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation and designated for the Legacy of Laughter Endowment Fund. To make your donation, please contact Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation Executive Director, Howard Epstein, at hepstein@jewishomaha.org, phone 402 334-6466, 333 So. 132 St., Omaha, NE 68154. You may also donate on-line through the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation at www.jfofoundation.org. THANK YOU!