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Focus on kids, marijuana

Focus on kids, marijuana

AS 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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International

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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Interfaith memorial at KC JCC

Interfaith memorial at KC JCCNEW YORK — Hundreds gathered at a suburban Kansas City JCC for an interfaith memorial service for the victims of shootings there and at a nearby Jewish retirement home. “We all needed to come together to . . . bring into this tragedy G-d, heaven, peace and love,” Jacob Schreiber, president and chief executive of the JCC of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., told the April 17 gathering in the JCC auditorium, Reuters reported. Heavy security surrounded the JCC, where William Corpo...
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Senior Islamic Jihad operative killed amid rising death toll in Gaza

Cnaan Liphshiz Israeli troops killed a senior Islamic Jihad operative in the Gaza Strip. ... [Link]

Mass. Jewish cemetery vandalized

Marcy Oster A Jewish cemetery in central Massachusetts was vandalized for the second time in less than two months. ... [Link]

Obama defends FAA’s temporary ban on Israel flights (video)

Ami Eden The FAA lifted its ban on flights to Israel late Wednesday. But on Thursday President Obama was still facing questions on the issue. Check out his comments to CNBC: ... [Link]

Almost 80 years after ordination, the first woman rabbi finally gets her due

Julie Wiener Forgotten for almost half a century, Rabbi Regina Jonas inspires a tour and tribute featuring America’s first female Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist and Orthodox rabbis. ... [Link]

First female rabbi, Regina Jonas, commemorated at Terezin site

mbrodsky A memorial plaque to Regina Jonas, the first female rabbi, was unveiled at the former Nazi concentration camp Terezin in the Czech Republic. ... [Link]

Two Palestinians killed in mass protest north of Jerusalem

Ron Kampeas At least two Palestinians were killed at a mass demonstration at a crossing north of Jerusalem being held against Israel’s military campaign in Gaza. ... [Link]

Israeli soccer team attacked in Austria

Marcy Oster Members of the Maccabi Haifa soccer team were attacked on the field in Austria by pro-Palestinian protesters. ... [Link]

West Bank Rabbi Dov Lior: Jewish law permits destruction of Gaza

Marcy Oster Rabbi Dov Lior, a leading West Bank rabbi who endorsed a book justifying the killing of non-Jews, issued a religious ruling saying that Jewish law permits the destruction of Gaza to keep southern Isra... [Link]

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