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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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Palestinian teen shot dead by IDF was U.S. citizen

Marcy Oster A Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli troops in the West Bank is a U.S. citizen, according to the State Department. ... [Link]

Two Israelis killed in Nepal bus accident

Julie Wiener Two Israelis were killed and at least three wounded in a tourist bus accident Friday in Nepal. ... [Link]

From the Archive: The funeral (and TV movie) of Klinghoffer

Raffi Wineburg Decades before thousands would show up to protest “The Death of Klinghoffer,” over 1,000 came to honor the death of Klinghoffer. ... [Link]

Rabbi Dr. Judith Abrams, pioneering online Talmud teacher, dies at 56

Raffi Wineburg Rabbi Dr. Judith Abrams, founder and director of online Talmud study program MAQOM and author of numerous books, has died. ... [Link]

Nominations open for NBN Bonei Zion Prize for outstanding immigrants

Marcy Oster Nominations have opened for the Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize recognizing outstanding English-speaking immigrants to Israel. ... [Link]

Lawyers for Palestinian-American woman want to bar terrorism from trial

Marcy Oster Lawyers for an American of Palestinian descent accused of concealing her conviction on terrorist bombings in Israel are seeking to bar references to terrorism at her trial. ... [Link]

Israeli envoy: Jordan king blasting Israel to appease his Arab allies

Cnaan Liphshiz Israel’s ambassador to Jordan suggested that King Abdullah’s recent claim that Israel kills Arab children en masse stems from pressure by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt. ... [Link]

Danish health director: No reason to ban circumcision

Cnaan Liphshiz Denmark’s national health authority does not think non-medical circumcision is risky enough to justify a ban on it, the body’s director said. ... [Link]

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