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ADL marks 70 years in region

ADL marks 70 years in region

IN 1941, a group of Denver Jewish leaders — led by Col. Melvin Schlesinger and including such notables as Lou Isaacson, A.B. Hirschfeld, Max Goldberg and Emmett Heitler — started a regional office of the Anti-Defamation League in Denver.

Some say it was the first regional office ever organized outside of Chicago, where ADL was founded in 1913, and New York, where ADL is headquartered.

ADL will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a platinum gala, June 14, at Mile High Station, 5:30 p.m. to 8. p.m.

Colorado was a difficult place for Jews and other minorities in 1941. Only a few years before, the Ku Klux Klan was a powerhouse in local politics. Hitler had invaded Poland, occupied most of Europe and threatened England.

American isolationists blamed Jews for trying to involve the country in the European war, and radio preachers broadcast virulent anti-Semitism.

Last Updated ( Friday, 10 June 2011 10:34 )


Pakistani intelligence ordered Chabad attack

CHICAGO — A Pakistani government intelligence official directed terrorists to attack the Mumbai Chabad house in their November, 2008 rampage through the Indian city, a witness in a terror trial testified. David Coleman Headley, a Pakistani American who has confessed to conducting surveillance on the site and other targets in Mumbai for the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group, gave the testimony in Chicago federal court May 24 at the trial of an alleged accomplice. Headley testified that his hand...

British Prime Minister David Cameron steps down from JNF

British Prime Minister David Cameron steps down from JNF LONDON — A pro-Palestinian group is claiming responsibility for British Prime Minister David Cameron’s stepping down as a patron of the Jewish National Fund. Cameron’s name was removed from the JNF’s list of honorary patrons in recent days. Last month, the pro-Palestinian Stop the JNF campaign sent a letter to Cameron calling on him to end his association with the charity. Cameron recently stepped down from several charities, his spokesperson told the British newspaper The Guardian....

'Credible alternative' needed to ward off declaration of statehood

'Credible alternative' needed to ward off declaration of statehoodWASHINGTON — Remember the tension a couple of weeks ago between Israel and the US? That was all about avoiding tension between Israel and the rest of the world. That’s what Obama administration officials are telling Jewish officials looking ahead to September, when the Palestinians are expected to press for statehood recognition through the UN General Assembly. “There is a building momentum to move in September in New York to recognize a Palestinian state,” Dennis Ross, the top White H...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 June 2011 10:25 )


Judy Waldren retires after 27 years at IJN

Judy Waldren retires after 27 years at IJNJudy Waldren, longtime office manager at the Intermountain Jewish News, is retiring after 27 years with the newspaper, it was announced this week by IJN Editor and Publisher Miriam Goldberg. Waldren, previously an elementary teacher in Denver Public Schools, came to the IJN in 1984 as receptionist and circulation manager. She was later promoted to office manager due to her administrative skills and pleasant personality. Waldren was instrumental in many developments and changes at the IJN durin...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 June 2011 10:06 )

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From ‘Amy Winehouse sound’ creators, a funky Hanukkah anthem

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Alan Gross: Memory of Holocaust survivor relatives got me through Cuban prison

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Alan Gross, the American Jewish government contractor who spent five years in Cuban prison, said thinking of his family members who survived the Holocaust was one of three things that helped... [Link]

8 of the coolest menorahs for this Hanukkah season

Gabe Friedman Another Hanukkah season means another chance to impress with a creative menorah choice. ... [Link]

Report: Senior Israeli officials fear PA collapse

Ben Harris The diplomatic-security cabinet held lengthy discussions about the possibility of a PA collapse Wednesday and Thursday, Haaretz reported, citing three sources who either attended the meetings or were ... [Link]

The ‘Kate Middleton effect’ on synagogue fashion

Lucy Cohen Blatter Why the ornate headpieces known as fascinators are all the rage among stylish observant women. ... [Link]

Jewish disability advocate chides Trump for mocking reporter

Ron Kampeas Jay Ruderman offered to provide the Republican frontrunner with sensitivity training after he appeared to mock a reporter with a disability. ... [Link]

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