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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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A divorce obligation beyond finances

FOR SECULAR Americans, the concept of divorce revolves around the determination in a courtroom that the civil relationship of marriage has ended. For Americans of certain faith communities, because the marriage bond has religious significance, the parties to a divorce lack the ability to remarry without committing adultery in the eyes of the faith community, absent completion of a further process governed by religious authorities and rules to terminate or annul the prior or putative marriage. ...
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JTA News

Orthodox man, 25, stabbed in Brooklyn

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — An Orthodox man was stabbed on a sidewalk in the Brooklyn neighborhood that is home to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s world headquarters. Yehuda Lib Brikman, 25, who according t... [Link]

Kahane’s widow: Jewish extremists ‘have nothing to do with’ Kahane’s ideology

Ben Sales JERUSALEM (JTA) – Her husband was assassinated and her grandson is in prison. But Libby Kahane, widow of the late far-right Rabbi Meir Kahane, has remained faithful to her husband’s ideology. She ... [Link]

WATCH: Hitler comedy ‘Look Who’s Back’ coming to Netflix

Ben Sales (JTA) — A German satirical movie about Adolf Hitler coming back to life in modern-day Germany will appear on the Netflix streaming service in April. “Look Who’s Back,” which wa... [Link]

‘Bernie Sandwiches’ hailed as New Hampshire winner, and other Jewish tweets

Gabe Friedman In the scramble to announce Bernie Sanders’ victory in the New Hampshire Democratic primary Tuesday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes gave the Internet one of the Jewiest food memes since Hillary Clinto... [Link]

Why Bernie Sanders’ historic victory is no big deal to Jews – or America

Uriel Heilman NEW YORK (JTA) — Bernie Sanders is having a month of historic firsts. In New Hampshire on Tuesday night, he handily won the Democratic Party contest, becoming the first Jew to win a presidential pri... [Link]

Israeli soldiers kills rock-throwing Palestinian teen

Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank who reportedly was throwing rocks at cars and Israeli soldiers. Omar Jawabreh, 16, was shot in the chest... [Link]

Knesset’s Tzipi Livni: Treat international media as ‘hostile arena’

Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) —  The chair of a Knesset subcommittee said “We must treat the international media arena as a hostile arena” in the wake of a controversial headline on the killing of an ... [Link]

Women of the Wall service grows to 100 worshippers following Western Wall deal

Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) — Women of the Wall drew 100 women to its monthly service — more than its typical attendance — a week and a half after the adoption of a compromise over the future o... [Link]

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