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Welcome to the GA

The IJN welcomes the 2011 General Assembly of North American Jewish Federations.

Welcome to the GA!

Welcome to the GA!

EVERY year, Jewish leaders from across North America - and guests from overseas too! - meet for the annual General Assembly (GA) of North American Jewish Federations. This year Denver is playing host next week from November 6-8, and enhancing and facilitating the three-day event is the IJN's special Welcome to the GA magazine, packed with practical information about the Denver area, Colorado's unique Jewish history and an interview with the Allied Jewish Federation's Doug Seserman. Pick up your copy at the GA or order from Carol at (303) 861-2234.

Denverites are also participating in panel discussions throughout the GA, including the IJN's Rabbi Hillel Goldberg who will be joining a workshop aimed for young journalists. Visit our Community Calendar for details.

Here's a sampling of the features in the magazine:

  • Map of Downtown Denver, with GA meeting locations highlighted
  • Tourism Guide: Sights to see in the Denver area and in Colorado
  • Jewish Denver: The communities, facilities and amenities
  • Chris Leppek speaks with AJF's Doug Seserman
  • Jews in Colorado? Tuberculosis, among other things, brought them
  • Jewry's challenges - two perspectives
  • Colorado's unique Jewish past - people, places and institutions

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 November 2011 09:19 )

 

Jews in Colorado? Yes!

Jews in Colorado? Yes!HUMAN memory wavers like fickle candlelight across the mind, obscuring faces once adored, illuminating others hardly known. Kaleidoscopic images — a favorite toy, a hiding place, an ancient dream — invade our daily routine then disappear. Out of thousands of spring mornings past, one single and completely average morning survives with extraordinary clarity. Every sound, shade, shaft of light stands out so vividly that the present moment fades in comparison. Thousands of spring mornings have ...
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AJF's Doug Seserman — not afraid to face changes in federation life

AJF's Doug Seserman — not afraid to face changes in federation lifeDELEGATES to this year’s General Assembly will see lots of local Colorado faces during their Denver stay — some more than others. One of those on the “more” side will surely be Doug Seserman, president-CEO of the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado. Not only is it his responsibility as the professional leader of the hosting federation to meet and greet executives from federations across the continent at the GA — it’s also his nature. Friendly and outgoing, Seserman embodies the wa...
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