Intermountain Jewish News

Banner
Tuesday,
Sep 30th

Forty young adults from Colorado on a Birthright trip

E-mail Print PDF

Jesse BlumRobert B. Sturm and JEWISHcolorado are sponsoring a Colorado community bus of 40 young adults on a Birthright trip to Israel. ?   The bus departed Monday, June 16, from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel with Denver’s Jesse Blum, YAD Give chair, leading the group.

Birthright aims to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish communities and solidarity with Israel by providing a 10-day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26. The Taglit-Birthright Israel program recently expanded eligibility for its 10-day trips to Israel.

Teenagers who went on an educational trip to Israel during high school were previously not eligible for Birthright trips, but can now participate.

This summer’s trip is exploring tourist sites including Jerusalem, the Western Wall, Yad Vashem, Tel Aviv, and exploring the North and South of the country.

In addition, the group is visiting Colorado’s partnership region in Ramat HaNegev, where they will meet their Israeli peers and get off the beaten track of a typical Birthright bus.

Upon their return, participants will be connected with the local Colorado Jewish community through JEWISHcolorado’s young adult department (YAD).

Information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 303-316-6494.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 June 2014 13:04 )  

Get the IJN's free newsletter!

Shabbat Times

JTA News

U.S. resumes sending Hellfire missiles to Israel

Ron Kampeas The United States has resumed delivery of Hellfire missiles to Israel. ... [Link]

Lancet editor visiting Israel following outcry over anti-Israel letter

Marcy Oster The editor of the British medical journal The Lancet, which ran an open letter accusing Israel of a “massacre” in Gaza, is visiting Israel. ... [Link]

Belarus falls (literally) all over native son Eliezer Ben Yehuda

Cnaan Liphshiz A visit to the Belarusian hometown of modern Hebrew’s inventor reminds a JTA scribe of the man’s fortitude and the country’s Soviet legacy. ... [Link]

Sitting shiva on ‘The Simpsons’

Raffi Wineburg A “Simpsons” episode features more than enough Jewish characters to make a minyan. ... [Link]

Jewish families move into eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood

Marcy Oster Rioting erupted as several Jewish families moved into apartments in the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan. ... [Link]

Death of Jewish construction worker being looked at as terror attack

Marcy Oster Police in Israel are investigating the death of a Jewish construction worker in Petach Tikvah as a terror attack. ... [Link]

Netanyahu lunches with Adelson following U.N. speech

Marcy Oster Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had lunch in a New York restaurant hosted by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson following his address to the U.N. General Assembly. ... [Link]

Israeli cargo ship blocked in Oakland Port docks in L.A.

Marcy Oster An Israeli-owned cargo ship prevented by pro-Palestinian demonstrators from unloading in the Oakland Port will try to unload in Los Angeles. ... [Link]

Intermountain Jewish News • 1177 Grant Street • Denver, CO 80203 • 303 861 2234 • FAX 303 832 6942
email@ijn.com • larry@ijn.com • lori@ijn.com