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Merging sports with charity

Merging sports with charity

BALTIMORE — At the first Detroit Tigers game he attended, in 1940, Bob Matthews saw slugging first baseman Hank Greenberg play.

Now a retired orthodontist living in Farmington Hills, Mich., Matthews can gaze each day at his hero’s image on visits to the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit in nearby West Bloomfield.

On a wall by the facility’s fitness room hangs a framed print showing a baseball field’s dugout and a “team” of uniformed Jewish players surrounding a bat-gripping Greenberg.

The print and 499 just like it — each signed by the 26 living major leaguers past and present who are depicted (Greenberg, a National Baseball Hall of Fame member, died in 1986) — is the brainchild of Greg Harris, a Chicago-area attorney who in 2011 hit upon the idea of merging sports fandom, a for-profit venture and charitable giving.

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Colorado Rockies at IJN awards ceremony

Colorado Rockies at IJN awards ceremonyThe winners of the 28th annual Intermountain Jewish News Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest will receive framed certificates and accolades with the assistance of two special guests: Colorado Rockies great Vinny Castilla and Rockies mascot Dinger. The awards ceremony will take place Monday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m. in the lobby of Children’s Hospital Colorado, where the winning entries have been on display since they were announced and published in the IJN’s Dec. 12 Chanukah edition....
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C(h)lassi(di)c klezmer

C(h)lassi(di)c klezmer CHANUKAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 6 The title of Burning Bush’s recent release, “Klezmer and Hassidic Music,” probably won’t win any creativity awards. But it would be a mistake to judge this album solely by its name. Considering the timing, Britain’s most widely acclaimed Jewish ensemble could have gone for an attention-catching, seasonal “Chanukah lieder.” Yet that wouldn’t be accurate, because though it may be bland, the broad title does reflect the album’s contents....

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 13:34 )

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Herb Keinon memoir on target

Herb Keinon memoir on target CHANUKAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 6 As the veteran diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, the main share of Herb Keinon’s writing focuses on the serious meat and potatoes of Israeli politics, military affairs and foreign relations. It’s routinely heavy material, neither light-hearted nor whimsical, but that doesn’t mean that Keinon can’t work ably and comfortably in the human interest department, too. Every now and then, in his “Out There” column in the Post, Keinon exerc...

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 13:34 )

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Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2014

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2014Creativity, color, content! This year’s crop of entries was particularly interesting, with young artists using crayons, markers, water colors, tempera paints, fabrics, metallic materials, beads and many more inventive media to create their expression of Chanukah. Entries came from many cities in Colorado: Denver, Aurora, Boulder, Castle Rock, Centennial, Commerce City, Colorado Springs, Englewood, Erie, Evergreen, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lafayette, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone T...

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 11:52 )

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