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New identity for community icon

New identity for community icon

NEARLY 45 years ago, Elaine Wolf — at the suggestion of her mother Lillian Kagan — had a vision of affordable living for seniors under the auspices of the Denver Jewish community, but with funding from the federal government.

Wolf went to the Allied Jewish Council — the umbrella fundraising and planning organization for the Denver Jewish community — and sold the movers and shakers, mainly Executive Vice President Nat Rosenberg, on the need for such a facility.

Between Elaine Wolf’s drive, the Allied’s outreach and Rosenberg’s expertise, Wolf’s vision was realized.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 May 2014 13:09 )

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Focus on kids, marijuana

Focus on kids, marijuanaAS part of the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) circle of influence counselor’s group, Denver Jewish Day School recently hosted a 90-minute program called “Generation Marijuana: Understanding the New Realities of Oils, Edibles and Smokeless Systems.” More than 80 parents gathered for presentations by Gina Carboni of Smart Colorado — a nonprofit dedicated to protecting youth from marijuana — and Dr. Chris Thurstone, a local child addiction specialist....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 May 2014 12:40 )

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Two popes canonized

Two popes canonizedROME — Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were declared saints of the Roman Catholic church on April 27, the day that is also the eve of Yom Hashoah. It’s a coincidence but a notable one. These two post-Holocaust pontiffs revolutionized relations between Catholics and Jews, fostering interfaith dialogue and embedding respect for Jews and Judaism in official Catholic dogma. “These two popes transformed not just the church, but made a bigger impact on the outside world — and on us,” sa...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 May 2014 12:44 )

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Missing teen: Ava Reinhard [UPDATED]

Missing teen: Ava Reinhard [UPDATED] UPDATE: Ava Reinhard was found safe on May 5, 2014. AVA Reinhard, 15, an attractive Cherry Creek High student, has been missing for a week. She was last seen at home on Wednesday, April 23, at 8:30 a.m., before she ostensibly left to go to school. Ava did not take her phone with her, probably to avoid further contact. Her family, who belongs to Temple Sinai, contacted the Greenwood Village Police Department at 5:15 p.m. April 23 and reported her as a runaway, says GV administrative coordina...

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 May 2014 07:10 )

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Holocaust story at Faith Bible Chapel

Holocaust story at Faith Bible ChapelWhen Helen Starr accompanies her mother Fanny to Faith Bible Chapel’s Holocaust Awareness Day on Sunday, April 27, she will be in the company of both the future and the past. The past is the Holocaust, which both her mother and her father, the late Zesa Starr, survived — although they lost the vast majority of their loved ones — and the critical lessons it carries. The future is the media, specifically social media, at which Helen excels and which she hopes will serve as a communication ...
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Obama nominates Saperstein to religious freedom post

Ron Kampeas President Obama nominated Reform movement leader Rabbi David Saperstein as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department. ... [Link]

Elsewhere: Hijacking the black struggle, war on Israeli dissent, car crash crowing?

Julie Wiener JTA rounds up noteworthy items from the Web. ... [Link]

Palestinian gunmen infiltrate Israel through tunnel

Marcy Oster Israeli troops confronted a group of Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated into Israel via a tunnel from Gaza. ... [Link]

As chapter closes, Shimon Peres hailed by normally divided Knesset

Ben Sales After nearly six decades in Israeli politics, the Nobel laureate and elder statesman leaves public life having failed to achieve the peace he long sought. ... [Link]

Four Israeli civilians killed in attack in southern Israel

Marcy Oster At least four Israelis were killed and several others were injured in a mortar attack in southern Israel. ... [Link]

Synagogue, cars in North Miami vandalized with ‘Hamas’

Marcy Oster A synagogue in North Miami Beach was vandalized with spray painted swastikas and the word “Hamas.” ... [Link]

Sole Israeli national on downed Malaysian airliner was son of evangelical Christian

Cnaan Liphshiz Born in the Netherlands to an Israeli father and Dutch mother, Ithamar Avnon volunteered for Israeli army duty, serving in Operation Cast Lead in 2009. ... [Link]

3 killed when Gaza hospital hit; 7 die in nearby park

Marcy Oster A strike on a hospital in Gaza City left at least three dead, while seven more were killed in a nearby park. ... [Link]

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