Intermountain Jewish News

Banner
Saturday,
Jan 24th

Leisure

Bringing Miep Gies to life

Bringing Miep Gies to life

THE annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture, now in its 12th year, invites academics, documentarians, authors and Holocaust survivors to delve into the most accursed period of human century.

This past Sunday, however, was different.

Nearly 400 people at the JCC disappeared inside “Miep Gies: A Beacon of Hope,” a monologue written and performed by longtime teacher Judy Winnick.

Miep Gies, who died in 2010, was one of five Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family and four Jewish acquaintances in an Amsterdam attic from 1942 until their arrest and deportation in 1944.

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 08:18 )

Read more...
 

Heart of East Denver

Heart of East DenverTHERE are precious few nooks and crannies in Denver — buildings, streets, alleys, bridges, corners and who knows what else — that Phil Goodstein has not peered into with his comprehensive, erudite and often critical insight. With Curtis Park, Five Points and Beyond, Goodstein’s latest neighborhood exploration, the Mile High City’s unofficial people’s historian examines and dissects the venerable neighborhood he calls “Old East Denver,” including not only such historic districts as...
Read more...

‘Altina’: thoroughly modern woman of the 20th century

‘Altina’: thoroughly modern woman of the 20th centuryLOS ANGELES — Ambitious girls of yore looking for role models among successful and accomplished women might turn to scientist Marie Curie, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart or first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, a social justice champion. And then there was Altina Schinasi, the subject of a new documentary feature, “Altina,” directed by her filmmaker grandson Peter Sanders. “Tina” grew up among the opulent splendor of a New York mansion, became a painter and innovative sculptor, then an Osca...
Read more...

‘Unstill Life’ at JCC’s JAAMM

‘Unstill Life’ at JCC’s JAAMMIN the halls of her youth, little Gabrielle Selz watched famous artists come and go, linger and party at the Central Park West home of her parents Peter Selz and his wife Thalia Cheronis Selz. Peter Selz was curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from 1958-1965, presiding like a king over the greatest abstract expressionists of the day. Rothko, de Kooning, Tineguely, Giacometti, Kline, Pollack, Motherwell, Christo and countless others gathered around the man rever...
Read more...

Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaignBALTIMORE — Blocking brothers, a college star seeking success in the pros, a fullback who hasn’t had a carry in four seasons and a couple of ace special teamers are among the Jewish players on NFL rosters as the league kicks off this week. A punter may join the group after sitting out the preseason because of a personal issue. Also, Marc Trestman is back for his second season as coach of the Chicago Bears after moving to the NFL following a stellar career on the sidelines in the Canadian F...
Read more...
Page 3 of 43

Get the IJN's free newsletter!

Shabbat Times

JTA News

Sanctions bill founders again on Obama veto threat

Ron Kampeas It’s deja vu all over again for the Kirk-Menendez sanctions bill as hopes of ushering it through Congress hit opposition from President Obama and Nancy Pelosi. ... [Link]

‘Magic Kippa’ designed for attack-wary observant Jews

Julie Wiener Made of synthetic hair, the discreet new yarmulkes were developed in response to increased anti-Semitic attacks in Europe. ... [Link]

Kippah-wearing Swedish reporter assaulted in Malmo

Cnaan Liphshiz Swedish television journalist cut short his experiment when fled an immigrant neighborhood for fear of violence. ... [Link]

Argentine Jewish groups to boycott government Holocaust ceremony

Julie Wiener Leaders of AMIA, DAIA, the Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires, the Argentine Zionist Organization and the Simon Wiesenthal Center said that they will not participate in the government-organized event Ja... [Link]

French soldier accidentally fires weapon outside Jewish center

Cnaan Liphshiz No one was injured in the incident outside the Chabad headquarters in the center of Nice. ... [Link]

Russia slams Polish FM for saying Ukrainians liberated Auschwitz

Cnaan Liphshiz The Polish statement came in a talk about bilateral tensions and Putin’s absence from a 70th-anniversary ceremony. ... [Link]

Attacks on Jews doubled in London area

Cnaan Liphshiz Hate crimes against Jews in London more than doubled last year, according to the Scotland Yard. ... [Link]

Dutch Jews demand troops near synagogues

Cnaan Liphshiz Community leaders ask mayors match measures taken in Belgium and France. ... [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