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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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Ban orders review following allegations UNRWA gave rockets back to Hamas

Ron Kampeas U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commissioned a review of U.N. practices for relocating weapons found on its premises following reports that rockets found in an UNRWA school were returned to Hamas. ... [Link]

Relocate nationals from near Gaza border, Thai embassy asks

Marcy Oster The Thai embassy in Tel Aviv asked the Israeli government to relocate Thai nationals working in southern Israel near the Gaza border. ... [Link]

150 Palestinians arrested in raids on southern Gaza

Marcy Oster Israeli troops in southern Gaza arrested 150 Palestinians, dozens of whom surrendered voluntarily to the soldiers. ... [Link]

Pro-Palestinian student demonstrators arrested in Australia for flag burning

Marcy Oster A group of student demonstrators was arrested in Melbourne after burning an Australian and an Israeli flag in protest at Israel’s invasion of Gaza. ... [Link]

Rockets intercepted over central Israel hours after FAA lifts ban

Marcy Oster The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted five rockets over central Israel hours after the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority lifted its ban on American carriers flying to Israel. ... [Link]

Israel calls for rejection of U.N. Human Rights Council inquiry

Ron Kampeas Israel’s government called for the rejection of a U.N. Human Rights Council inquiry into the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. ... [Link]

FAA, reviewing Israeli measures, lifts flight ban

Ron Kampeas The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on flights to Israel after reviewing Israeli measures to keep flights safe from rockets. ... [Link]

Obama administration presses for $225M addition to Iron Dome funding

Ron Kampeas The Obama administration asked Congress to fast-track Israel’s request for an additional $225 million for the Iron Dome anti-missile system. ... [Link]

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