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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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Blockers and tacklers: Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

mbrodsky Blocking brothers and fullback who hasn’t had a carry in four seasons are among the Jewish players on NFL rosters as the league kicks off this week. ... [Link]

Report: SodaStream mulling departure from West Bank plant

Marcy Oster The Israeli firm SodaStream, which has been a target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, is considering closing its West Bank factory. ... [Link]

Canadian Nazi Party founder running for Ontario township post

Marcy Oster The founder of the Canadian Nazi Party, John Beattie, is running for deputy head of the town council in an Ontario community. ... [Link]

Foreign Affairs Committee’s Royce and Engel to visit Israel

Marcy Oster Reps. Ed Royce and Eliot Engel of the House Foreign Affairs Committee will visit Israel this week. ... [Link]

Turkish Jews can stay mum on Israel’s Gaza op, Turkish Jewish intellectuals say

Marcy Oster Jewish citizens of Turkey are under no obligation to comment on Israel’s operation in Gaza, a group of Jewish intellectuals in Turkey said in an open letter. ... [Link]

U.S. calls on Israel to reverse land appropriation

Marcy Oster The United States called on Israel to cancel the government appropriation of West Bank land in the Etzion bloc, while Israeli ministers praised and panned the decision. ... [Link]

Artists in Brazilian exhibition protest Israeli funding

Marcy Oster Most of the artists participating in a major Brazilian art event protested funding for the show from the Israeli government. ... [Link]

Thousands rally against escalating anti-Semitism in Britain

Marcy Oster Thousands of people gathered for a rally in central London to protest the rise in anti-Semitism in Britain. ... [Link]

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