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Boulder Jewry comes together in search to handle ultimate necessity

Boulder Jewry comes together in search to handle ultimate necessity

Among the most basic and sacred obligations any Jewish community has toward its members is to provide a place to bury their loved ones who have passed away.

The Colorado foothills community of Boulder is no different, and it continues to meet that obligation honorably and efficiently, as it has for many years.

But there’s a problem.

For the Jewish deceased of Boulder, the clock is ticking.

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Boulder Issue

New Orthodox shul, rabbi, in Boulder

New Orthodox shul, rabbi, in BoulderLast summer, Rabbi Ami and Eliana Silver had decided to return to Israel when a casual conversation led to the reanimation of Boulder’s modern Orthodox community. Kehillath Aish Kodesh, the city’s only Orthodox shul for several years, closed it doors in January, 2014. Two months later, the Boulder Orthodox Synagogue rose from its remnants and held its first minyan. But the new congregation wasn’t sure it needed a rabbi. “It wasn’t even on their radar screen,” Silver says. “Or min...
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Boulder Issue

Solar flame sustains Eternal Light

Solar flame sustains Eternal LightIn more ways than one, Bonai Shalom’s Chanukah program on Dec. 17 was truly a celebration of light. The Conservative congregation in Boulder commemorated the miracle of a small amount of oil burning for eight days instead of the expected one day in the Temple in Jerusalem by lighting the menorah. Bonai Shalom also celebrated light by dedicating its new solar-powered Ner Tamid. A Ner Tamid is a symbolic eternal light that burns above the Aron Kodesh (Holy Ark) constantly in every synagogue i...
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Very Important People

Julie Geller's journey {VIDEO}

Julie Geller's journey {VIDEO}JULIE Geller took lessons in piano (“terrible”), flute (“horrible”) and voice (“abysmal”) as a kid. But an encounter with a C chord in the 10th grade awakened wider possibilities. “I didn’t realize that my primary talent was being a songwriter until a friend played the C chord,” says Geller, slightly flushed after dropping her children off at school. “When he showed me other chords, I could hear the progression of melody and realized I could build different melodies on top....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:54 )

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Very Important People

Ruth & Jack Cohen, transplant and life partners

Ruth & Jack Cohen, transplant and life partnersJack Cohen answers the front door before the bell rings. “This is Wally,” he introduces the white barking dog in his arms. “He’s really sweet, but he’s a little nervous around strangers.” Wally is gently lowered to the floor, gives a farewell bark and scampers away. Ruth Cohen is in the kitchen. “Coffee?” she asks. “Decaf or real? Real coffee it is. Jack, will you make a cup? Oh, here’s a bag of leftover Halloween candy. Maybe later.” At 9:45 on a lazy weekend morning, R...
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Israeli left resurgent as campaign rhetoric escalates ahead of March elections

Ben Sales Israel is no stranger to heated political rhetoric, but this election is shaping up to be a fierce one, with the leading parties taking aim not merely at their rivals’ policies — but at th... [Link]

World Zionist Congress elections: a voter’s guide

Uriel Heilman World Zionist Congress elections began earlier this month and run through April 30. Here’s a primer on what the congress is, how (logistically) to vote, who’s on the ballot, and why you ju... [Link]

Foxman: Obama and Hollande won’t name Islamist threat

Cnaan Liphshiz At a Prague Holocaust commemoration, the ADL national director said the leaders’ language means they are closing their ‘eyes to a reality.’ ... [Link]

Survivors gather for historic anniversary at Auschwitz

Ben Sales Some 100 survivors from 19 countries are expected to attend official ceremonies in Poland at the site of the former concentration camp. ... [Link]

Rivlin tells black leaders in N.Y.: ‘I also have a dream’ on Jerusalem

Ben Sales Rivlin, making his first visit to the United States as Israeli president, compared the establishment of Israel to the civil rights movement. ... [Link]

Israeli U.S. envoy Ron Dermer chided for boosting Netanyahu’s campaign

Ben Sales Dermer, as a state employee, is forbidden from publicly backing any election candidate. ... [Link]

Poll: Five out of six Palestinians say Israel may have aided Paris attacks

Ben Sales Fewer than 9 percent of respondents blamed an increase in Islamic fundamentalism for the attacks. ... [Link]

Former Nazi loses Canadian citizenship

Ben Sales Helmut Oberlander, 90, was a member of a mobile death squad that is estimated to have murdered more than 23,000 people during World War II. ... [Link]

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