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Downtown living with a vision behind it

Downtown living with a vision behind it

A vision stands behind every landmark.

Stones and glass and steel, angles and peaks and curves — if they are striking — do not just casually emerge on an architect’s drawing board.

And if what transpires inside that landmark — within the walls of these raw materials carefully crafted into something stunning —  speaks its own language of human succor or human excitement, then it’s doubly clear that a vision stood behind it all.

Add to this a destabilizing Great Recession and an uncertain post-Great Recession business environment, and the vision becomes all the more impressive.

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Neil Oberfeld named regional ADL chair

Neil Oberfeld named regional ADL chairNeil Oberfeld was named ADL Mountain States regional board chair at its recent annual meeting. He succeeds Andrea Shpall following the completion of her two-year term. Oberfeld first joined the regional board in 1991, and has been recognized by ADL nationally with the Daniel Ginsberg Leadership Award and locally with the Fred Silverberg Young Leadership Award. He has co-chaired many of ADL’s regional committees and is a member of ADL’s national commission. Oberfeld served as chair-elect i...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:02 )

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Josh Gold to manage Mazel Tot for RCF

Josh Gold to manage Mazel Tot for RCFJosh Gold has been named MazelTot.org initiative manager at Rose Community Foundation. Gold will oversee MazelTot.org’s network of partner organizations and serve as a resource to help families with young children connect to Jewish life and one another in greater Denver and Boulder. At MazelTot.org, families can explore the offerings of 37 Jewish institutions throughout greater Denver and Boulder and redeem discounts for big savings on programs and events. Prior to joining the foundation, G...

Toltz-Miller to chair JEWISHcolorado board

Toltz-Miller to chair JEWISHcolorado boardAMY Toltz-Miller has been named chair of JEWISHcolorado’s board of directors. Toltz-Miller, who currently serves as development-campaign chair, will begin her two-year term on July 1. “Amy is an integral part of JEWISHcolorado, and her longstanding volunteer work, both locally and nationally, speaks for itself,” says Nancy Gart, JEWISHcolorado’s current board co-chair. “We are privileged and fortunate to have Amy take over the reigns in leading our esteemed board of directors.” Tol...
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After five years, Holocaust restitution moves slowly

After five years, Holocaust restitution moves slowlyNEW YORK — When a 2009 Holocaust-era assets conference concluded with a landmark statement of principles on Holocaust restitution, many restitution advocates had high hopes that a corner had been turned in the struggle for survivor justice. The Terezin Declaration, which had the support of 46 countries participating in the conference in the Czech Republic, outlined a set of goals for property restitution. It recognized the advancing age of Holocaust survivors and the imperative of delivering...
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Philadelphia synagogue’s historian found dead in home

Julie Wiener A Philadelphia man who served as his synagogue’s informal historian was found beaten to death in his home. ... [Link]

State Dept. designates Gaza-based council a terrorist group

Marcy Oster The U.S. State Department designated a Gaza-based jihadist umbrella group as a terrorist organization. ... [Link]

Barrage of rockets strikes Israel as bomb shelters ordered open

Marcy Oster Hamas claimed responsibility for a barrage of rockets fired on southern and central Israel, including Tel Aviv. ... [Link]

In wake of rabbi’s murder, Miami Jews fretting over security

Anthony Weiss A daylight murder and a spate of anti-Semitic incidents have the North Miami Beach community on edge. ... [Link]

Jews take up the Ice Bucket Challenge — and some choose hummus

Talia Lavin Jewish celebrities and politicians have enthusiastically taken up the Ice Bucket Challenge. But the IDF has taken a different, chickpea-flavored, tack. ... [Link]

Elsewhere: Hamas’ twisted press, Sainsbury’s and anti-Semitism, peace through dessert

Talia Lavin JTA sums up noteworthy items from around the Web. ... [Link]

Body of missing Israeli lone soldier from U.S. found with gunshot wounds

Marcy Oster The body of a missing Israeli lone soldier from the United States was found in central Israel with gunshot wounds. ... [Link]

Quebec radio host slammed for hateful comments on Jews

Julie Wiener A veteran prominent Quebec radio host has come under fire for making derisive comments about the Jewish community. ... [Link]

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