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Survivor Martin Weiss addresses 150 at Regis University

Survivor Martin Weiss addresses 150 at Regis University

THE IMAGE of white tablecloths and the smell of food remains vivid to Martin Weiss to this day.

“Right after the war, a restaurant owner invited us in. He put us at nice tables with white tablecloths, then he fed all of us.

“I don’t mention this too often, but that was the first type of kindness that I had experienced and it made a big impact on me. It does show you that not all people are bad.”

Weiss was deported at age 15, struggling to survive while many members of his family were killed, and later immigrating to the US in 1946.

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Denver JDS senior trains guide dogs for the blind

Denver JDS senior trains guide dogs for the blind Teen Hero When Gabe Baskin was preparing for his Bar Mitzvah, he wanted to find a community service project that would tie into his Torah portion of Re’eh, meaning, “to see.” “So I thought there is no better way than helping others see,” said Baskin, now 17. He reached out to Guide Dogs for the Blind, a Colorado organization that trains dogs to assist the blind and visually impaired. Baskin and his family attended multiple meetings and learned the skills necessary to prepare the ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:41 )

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Teen brightens smiles of ailing children

Teen brightens smiles of ailing children Teen Hero She may have been too young to officially volunteer her time but at 14, Arielle Davis found another way to help her local Ronald McDonald House. “I looked on their website and it said they needed toothbrushes,” said Davis, now 18. “It’s only a dollar a toothbrush, so even a child can afford to donate one.” But Davis went further than just donating one toothbrush. She contacted every dentist she could find in a 10-mile radius, set up a collection bin at her school and con...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:42 )

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Warsaw's POLIN museum celebrates and mourns Polish Jewish life

Warsaw's POLIN museum celebrates and mourns Polish Jewish lifeWARSAW — In a Europe wracked by fears of rising anti-Semitism, and in a country whose Jews were all but annihilated in the Holocaust, a dazzling new “museum of life” celebrates the Jewish past and looks forward to a vital future. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday, Oct.28, jointly inaugurated the long-awaited core exhibit of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a more than $100 million complex first conceived 20 years ago. “I...

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 08:15 )

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Boston-area teen assists those in need

Boston-area teen assists those in need Teen Hero WASHINGTON — Adopted from China as infants, Maxine Harvey and her younger sister, Talia, were taught the importance of giving back by their adoptive mother. “It was instilled in us at such a young age that I thought it’s what you’re supposed to do,” said Harvey, 18. For as long as she can remember, Harvey said her family would collect items at their annual Chanukah party and donate them to local families in need.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:42 )

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The Holocaust survivor who coached World Cup star Carli Lloyd

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Report: Netanyahu asked European leaders to vote against Israel at U.N.

Gabe Friedman Israel’s prime minister called his British and German counterparts along with other “key allies” before the Human Rights Council’s vote on the Gaza report, according to the Jewish Chro... [Link]

10 revealing facts about Orthodox Jewish converts, from the RCA report

Uriel Heilman Of American Orthodox converts, 78 percent are women, 72 percent are ages 20-39, 45 percent have Jewish ancestry and 80 percent cite “spiritual-intellectual search” as their reason for converti... [Link]

Burt Shavitz, Jewish co-founder of Burt’s Bees, dies at 80

Gabe Friedman The Jewish beekeeper grew the company with his business partner, and his scraggly, bearded image became the face of the brand. ... [Link]

Amid their country’s financial crisis, Greek Jews struggle and brace for more turmoil

Gabrielle Birkner The Jewish community of about 5,000 is grappling with how to provide emergency assistance to Jews in need, with Holocaust survivors particularly hard hit by the debt crisis in Greece. ... [Link]

Jordan Farmar returning to Maccabi Tel Aviv

Gabe Friedman The Jewish NBAer, who won two league titles while with the Los Angeles Lakers, had played 16 games for the Israeli club during the NBA lockout of 2011. ... [Link]

U.S. mayors call on European counterparts to condemn anti-Semitism

Marcy Oster Mayors from New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and Boston have signed on to the American Jewish Committee initiative. ... [Link]

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