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The other side of Rose Community Foundation

The other side of Rose Community Foundation

ROSE COMMUNITY Foundation is known primarily as a grant making organization — the steward of the $170 million in proceeds from the sale of Rose Medical Center in 1995. Indeed over the past 21 years, RCF has granted nearly $240 million to nonprofit organizations serving diverse populations in the areas of aging, child and family development, education, health and Jewish life.

RCF’s grant making represents the value of charitable giving on a large-scale community-wide stage. Over the past decade, RCF has added philanthropic services to its activities. The foundation uses its expertise to help families and individuals act upon their values of charitable giving and philanthropy.

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Colorado School of Mines is proud of relationship with industry

Colorado School of Mines is proud of relationship with industryDR. PAUL C. Johnson — chemical engineer turned academic — is a man of quiet confidence, a strong advocate for what might be the nation’s best kept secret in academia. The newly minted president of the Colorado School of Mines has a unique ability to boast of the school’s stature without a hint of ego in his voice. Perhaps this is because he is new at the post and well aware of the legacy he has inherited. Johnson’s opening parlay makes clear his certainty in the institution he began ...
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Michael Staenberg from St. Louis is major force behind Denver JCC

Michael Staenberg from St. Louis is major force behind Denver JCCMICHAEL STAENBERG is in the shopping center business — in a pretty big way. Through his St. Louis-based firm, the Staenberg Group, he has developed, leased and managed more than 200 shopping centers in 22 states, including Colorado. The numbers, as detailed on the firm’s website, are impressive: Staenberg’s portfolio comprises more than 35 million square feet of retail space, including more than 1,000 restaurant and 1,000 retail locations. To make that vast network successful, the entre...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 January 2016 11:50 )

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Lowry: How it came to be

Lowry: How it came to beWHEN LOWRY Air Force Base officially closed in 1994, Denver already faced a gripping dilemma — whether to allow 1,866 abandoned acres to rot or to build a shining city within a city. Today the sprawling multi-use residential neighborhood is a prime destination for approximately 25,000 people — including numerous Jewish residents — who either live, work or attend school there.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 January 2016 11:45 )

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Boulder Issue

Student of Torah at CU Law's helm

Student of Torah at CU Law's helmIt’s not every day that you hear an attorney — let alone the dean of one of the nation’s top law schools — invoke the name of G-d, and a former Colorado governor, when he explains how he has approached his job. Phil Weiser, who for the past four years plus has captained the University of Colorado’s Law School in Boulder, does precisely that. He starts with former Governor Roy Romer, an alumnus of CU Law himself, who once said, “All truth is partial,” when describing the philosoph...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 December 2015 11:07 )

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Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — A 38-year-old Orthodox Jewish man was killed when a construction crane collapsed on his car in Manhattan. David Wichs, an immigrant from Prague, in what is now the Czech Republic, w... [Link]

Former Nazi, 93, to be third Auschwitz guard to face trial this year

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A 93-year-old former Nazi guard at Auschwitz will go on trial in Germany in April — the third such case to be tried in 2016. A German court announced on Friday that the ex-Waffen SS gu... [Link]

Israel returns bodies of terrorists who killed soldier in Jerusalem

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Israel handed over to the Palestinian Authority three bodies of terrorists who died in a Jerusalem shootout, in which they killed one soldier. The bodies of Ahmed Abu al-Ghub, Ahmed Zaka... [Link]

Israeli actress, 46, sues fashion boss who replaced her with younger model

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) – An Israeli fashion store’s decision to fire Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, 46, as its house model and replace her with a 25-year-old sparked a national debate on women’s rights in that in... [Link]

Etan Patz parents seek reversal of ’04 conviction in murder case

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — The parents of Etan Patz, a Jewish boy who was killed in 1979, are seeking the overturning of a 2004 judgement blaming a pedophile for the boy’s murder — which they claim was per... [Link]

Lithuanian Jewish leader seeks delay on naming alleged Nazi collaborators

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — The leader of Lithuania’s  Jewish community supported a proposal to delay publishing the names of suspected Holocaust perpetrators out of concern for their families’ reputation and ... [Link]

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