Intermountain Jewish News

Banner
Sunday,
Aug 02nd

Leisure

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.

Read more...
 

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....
Read more...

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 )

Read more...

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 )

Read more...

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 )

Read more...
Page 6 of 47

Get the IJN's free newsletter!

Shabbat Times

JTA News

Rivlin warns against wave of hatred, report says illegal outpost settlers suspected in arson attack

Ami Eden Israeli President Reuven Rivlin warned against a wave of hatred “spreading throughout the land.” ... [Link]

Get your kosher dogs at Dodger Stadium!

Lisa Keys The hot doggery, which opened Tuesday, was a welcome development for Dodgers fans and observant Jews alike. ... [Link]

White House briefing of AIPAC activists ends in communication breakdown

Ron Kampeas Did AIPAC cut off questions, or did Obama’s officials use up their time? ... [Link]

After years of trying, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are expecting first child

Gabe Friedman In a post on his personal account, the Facebook founder revealed that he and his wife had tragically tried to have a child for years without success. ... [Link]

Judge upholds sentence of mikvah-peeping rabbi

Julie Wiener The ruling Friday came in response to Rabbi Barry Freundel’s appeal of the sentence levied in May after he pleaded guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism. ... [Link]

Senate panel passes energy efficiency bill championed by Orthodox Union

Gabe Friedman The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources passed a bill developed in part by the Orthodox Union that will help synagogues and other nonprofit buildings lower their energy costs. ... [Link]

Gary Ackerman, former congressman from N.Y., comes out against Iran deal

Gabe Friedman Former Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman joined the advisory board of a group backed by AIPAC, which opposes the deal. ... [Link]

West Bank settlements hit by fires in suspected Palestinian revenge attacks

Julie Wiener Dozens of residents of a West Bank settlement were evacuated from their homes after inhaling smoke from a brush fire suspected of being set by Palestinians. ... [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