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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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$540K judgment for Chicago cop in anti-Semitic harassment case

Anthony Weiss A Jewish Chicago police officer was awarded a $540,000 judgment against a former superior who allegedly taunted him for years with anti-semitic and racist remarks. ... [Link]

Shell strikes crowded Gaza market

Marcy Oster At least 17 people were killed when a mortar shell struck a crowded Gaza market. ... [Link]

Senate backs Israel’s goals in Gaza conflict

Ron Kampeas The U.S. Senate unanimously supported Israel’s goals in its conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, a posture that distances the body from President Obama’s call for an immediate and unconditional ... [Link]

Three IDF soldiers killed uncovering tunnel entrance in Gaza

Marcy Oster Three Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed while uncovering the entrance to a tunnel shaft in a home in Gaza. ... [Link]

White House condemns Gaza shelter shelling without ascribing blame

Ron Kampeas The White House condemned the shelling of a United Nations shelter for displaced Gazans that killed at least 15 Palestinians, but avoided ascribing blame for the killing. ... [Link]

Seattle federation calls for NRA lobbyist who invoked Holocaust to resign

Marcy Oster The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has called for the resignation of a National Rifle Association lobbyist who reportedly linked gun control to the Holocaust. ... [Link]

Hamas calls for Hezbollah to join fight against Israel

Marcy Oster Hamas called on Hezbollah in Lebanon to open a northern front in the conflict with Israel. ... [Link]

Summer vacation canceled for Hasidic, haredi yeshivas

Marcy Oster Hasidic and haredi students will continue studies during the summer vacation time in order to pray and study for the protection of the Jewish people and Israeli soldiers during the Gaza operation. ... [Link]

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