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Denver Community Kollel’s new southeast center

Denver Community Kollel’s new southeast center

EDUCATION & CULTURE

WHEN the Denver Community Kollel began more than 16 years ago, its bais medrash (study hall) was located on Denver’s West Side.

Rabbi Yaakov Meyer was then building a community in Southeast Denve, and he invited the Kollel to hold a weekly Wednesday night Torah study session at his facility in the Denver Tech Center area.

Fast forward to 2014.

Rabbi Meyer is now the rabbi of Aish Denver, an Orthodox outreach synagogue with hundreds of members. As Aish has grown, the Kollel’s involvement has grown as well.

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Jewish Explorers in Stapleton and Highlands

Jewish Explorers in Stapleton and Highlands EDUCATION & CULTURE “GIVE the people what they want,” goes the famous quote, variously attributed to Red Skelton or George Jessel, “and they’ll come out for it.” To apply even more aptly to Jewish Explorers, a new program run by CAJE and funded via a strategic partnership with JEWISHcolorado, the old axiom might be subtly amended: “Especially if you give it to them where they want it.” Geographic proximity — “accessibility” is the word preferred by Explorers — is a...
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Virtuoso violinist

Virtuoso violinist EDUCATION & CULTURE ISABELLE Aboaf possesses a repertory and a reputation that would satisfy violinists twice her age. But this 15-year-old has no room for flashy egos or arrogance. Music is sufficient unto itself. “A lot of people say to me, ‘You’re the only violinist I know who’s 15 and can play all these things,’” says the rising sophomore at Grandview. “I’m here to tell you that I am not the only one. “When you are looking for opportunities to perform, you realize ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 August 2014 05:16 )

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What could be better than getting paid to watch movies?

What could be better than getting paid to watch movies?HOWIE Movshovitz occupies an empty table at the Tattered Cover LoDo. Lost in thought, he pays scant attention to patrons lining up for their morning espresso. But people notice him. “Hey,” they whisper, “isn’t that Howie Movshovitz?” Movshovitz’s portfolio overflows like an oversized container of hot buttered popcorn. The film critic for Colorado Public Radio contributes features on National Public Radio, directs film education at UCD’s College of Arts & Media and is artistic ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:14 )

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Homeschooling: Learning, an organic, flowing process

Homeschooling: Learning, an organic, flowing processA FEW years back, when Nachshon and Shoshana Zohari made their first tentative steps to educate their children by themselves, they weren’t entirely sure how to go about it. They had researched the practice known as “homeschooling,” but there were still a number of unanswered questions. After all, both parents had themselves been educated in standard classrooms in everyday schools. “We didn’t have any other model,” says Shoshana, a stay-at-home mom who considers being her kids’ pr...

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 August 2013 08:21 )

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