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Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2015

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2015

Creativity, 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 — even an old phonebook — to create their expression of Chanukah.

Entries came from many cities in Colorado: Denver, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Englewood, Erie, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lafayette, Lakewood, Littleton,  Longmont, Steamboat Springs, Westminster.

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 December 2015 08:49 )


Aly Raisman has tough road to Rio

Aly Raisman has tough road to RioGLASGOW — Once the music started playing — not the “Hava Nagila” tune that made her the Jewish poster child of the London Games, but something equally folksy — Aly Raisman tumbled right out of bounds. On her first bit of gymnastics at her comeback World Championships here last month, she had quickly incurred a major setback. This was certainly not how the 21-year-old defending Olympic champion on floor exercise saw the start of her first World Championships in over four years....

Mark Twain had Jewish son-in-law, Russian born

Mark Twain had Jewish son-in-law, Russian bornNEW YORK — When you think of Mark Twain, chances are white fences and the Mississippi River spring to mind a long time before anything Jewish does. But the man lauded both as “the greatest American humorist of his age” and “the father of American literature” had a Jewish son-in-law who achieved some heavy praise himself when it came to the piano. Ossip Gabrilowitsch, the man who would eventually marry Twain’s daughter, Clara, in 1909, was born to a Russian Jewish family in 1878....

Gift Guide: Do you have what it takes?

Gift Guide: Do you have what it takes?In 2008, just as the recession struck America, Dafna Michaelson Jenet quit her job and overcame numerous obstacles to embark on a Journey with a capital J. She decided to visit 50 states in 52 weeks to interview  “average” Americans dedicated to helping others. Lacking a specific agenda and losing some friends who thought she was nuts, Michaelson Jenet did it anyway. It Takes a Little Crazy to Make a Difference (Motivational Press, 2015) epitomizes Mahatma Gandhi’s conviction that “you...

Documentary reveals extraordinary heroism from ordinary couple

Documentary reveals extraordinary heroism from ordinary coupleThe documentary film “50 Children: The Rescue of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus” tells the remarkable story of a seemingly unremarkable couple from Philadelphia who, in 1939, traveled to Nazi Austria and overcame both German and American bureaucratic obstacles to save 50 Jewish children from almost certain death in the Holocaust. The story of the late Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus was virtually unknown until their granddaughter Liz showed her husband, Steven Pressman, a journal written by her grandmother y...
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Israeli teenage mom says assaulted at school for breastfeeding

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A teenage mother who recently immigrated to Israel said a religious Jewish woman assaulted her amid harassment at a municipal building because she had breastfed her baby there. The alle... [Link]

Citing own exclusion, London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — London’s newly-elected mayor, Sadiq Khan, endorsed a pledge co-signed by dozens of American and European mayors to fight anti-Semitism. Khan, a Muslim Labour politician who won the May... [Link]

State Dept.: Coalition deal ‘raises legitimate questions’ on Israel’s path

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — In a first official statement to the coalition pact signed between Likud and the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, a State Department spokesperson said this “raises legitimate questio... [Link]

Interfaith couple files complaint against Illinois hotel owner who refused to host wedding

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A Wisconsin couple filed a discrimination charge against an Illinois hotel owner who allegedly refused to host their interfaith wedding because it was not religious. Alexandra Katzman and Jo... [Link]

People keep asking New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz if he’s Jewish

Gabe Friedman Is New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz Jewish? It was a question fans were asking themselves last season during the team’s run to the World Series. Despite his surname, which is a syllable away f... [Link]

French court orders suspect in 1980 synagogue bombing back to jail

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) – A French court of appeals ordered the re-incarceration of a terror suspect who had been released to house arrest while standing trial for the killing of four Jews in 1980. The Paris Court of... [Link]

Netanyahu inaugurates new wing at Museum of the Jewish People

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated a new wing at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv. The new wing, spanning 25,000 square feet, is one of the products o... [Link]

Prosecutors finish arguments in NJ synagogue firebombing trial

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — Prosecutors completed their arguments in the case against one of two New Jersey men accused of vandalizing and firebombing synagogues and a rabbi’s home in 2012. The Associated Pr... [Link]

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