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Costco to Chabad: Rabbi Liberow finds the Jews

Costco to Chabad: Rabbi Liberow finds the Jews

Chabad of Southern Colorado is in its 15th year and is well-established in Colorado Springs.

In 2001, Rabbi Moshe and Zelda Liberow moved to Colorado Springs from New York to raise their children in the Colorado Springs community while establishing Chabad of Southern Colorado.

“We’ve visited Durango and Telluride since 2002, and ran a Chanukah program in Pueblo as part of our outreach in this geographical area” explains Liberow.

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Denver

Walk for Israel this Sunday

Walk for Israel this SundayJEWISHcolorado invites Israel supporters across the community to join together on a two-mile walk on Sunday, May 22, as part of an extended Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, celebration. This year’s walk will be immediately followed by JCC Denver’s Celebrate Family Festival, featuring Hazon’s DIY Foodie Fair. The collaborative event brings the Jewish community together at a new location: Sculpture Park at Denver Performing Arts Complex.
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Intermountain

Exhibit illustrates scourge of the Spanish Inquisition

Exhibit illustrates scourge of the Spanish InquisitionDURING THE Golden Age of Jewish culture in Spain that spanned approximately 500 years, Jews, Arabs and Christians collaborated in astronomy, medicine, philosophy, poetry and letters, and attracted many Jews to Spain. The Black Death, which killed up to a half of the population of Europe in the mid-1300s, created a social and political upheaval during which Jews especially were scapegoated. As anti-Semitism increased in Spain in the late 14th century, pogroms claimed thousands. Many Jews conver...

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 May 2016 13:45 )

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Colorado Springs teens love their BBYO chapter

Colorado Springs teens love their BBYO chapter“WE CREATED ‘Bottles of Smiles’ for kids in the hospital by decorating jars and filling them with colorful stickers, crayons and coloring booklets. Then we put positive notes in the jars to cheer up their day,” said Jenny Rubin, 15. Jenny’s participation in the Bottles of Smiles project was part of a BBYO initiative that began in Texas and drew the attention of the BBYO teenagers in Colorado Springs.
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In Greeley, Jews and non-Jews honor the Holocaust

In Greeley, Jews and non-Jews honor the Holocaust PASSOVER EDITION 5776SECTION A PAGE 12 Despite the region’s obvious Jewish minority, the Holocaust memorial observance of Greeley and northern Colorado is one of the most comprehensive commemorations in the state. The 2016 observance, continuing through May 8, features a keynote Holocaust speaker, academic panel discussions, lectures, films, literature, the Litany of the Martyrs, a klezmer concert and Beth Israel’s traditional Yom Hashoah service. While the scale doesn’t tally with th...
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Tony Blair: Sunni states ready to normalize Israel relations on basis of Arab Peace Initiatve

Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Sunni Muslim countries are ready to normalize ties with Israel should Israel negotiate a peace deal with the Palestinian Authority ... [Link]

Coexistence group raises more than $18,000 for beaten Bedouin Israeli

Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) — An organization advocating Jewish-Arab coexistence has raised more than $18,500 in a crowdfunding drive for a Bedouin Israeli who was beaten by off-duty police officers. The Neg... [Link]

Likud signs coalition agreement with Yisrael Beiteinu

Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) — The ruling Likud and nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu parties inked a coalition agreement, paving the way for the latter’s entrance into Israel’s government. The two pa... [Link]

Israel opens pavillion at World Humanitarian Summit

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — An Israeli delegation led by a top diplomat arrived in Turkey to represent Israel at the first World Humanitarian Summit. Dore Gold, the director-general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry... [Link]

GOP-Trump joint finance team includes 5 Republican Jewish donors

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee announced a fund-raising team that includes five current or former Republican Jewish Coalition board members. Of 20 members ... [Link]

Warmonger or humanitarian? Getting to know Avigdor Liberman, Bibi’s enigmatic pick for defense minister

Ron Kampeas Yes, there’s the Avigdor Liberman who wants to behead bad guys, mandate loyalty oaths and pay Arabs to leave the country — the one who makes fun of the disabled and who dodged a fraud charge.... [Link]

‘Game of Thrones’ welcomes Israeli actress-singer

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Russian-Israeli actress Ania Bukstein recently joined the cast of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.” Bukstein, a Moscow native who immigrated to Israel at 8, plays Red Priestess Kinva... [Link]

At Museum of the Jewish People, an iconic exhibit of miniature synagogues breaks new ground

Lisa Keys TEL AVIV (JTA) — In 1978, when Beit Hatfutsot-Museum of the Jewish People opened, it did something big. But it did it in the smallest way possible. Among the museum’s first exhibits was a gallery ... [Link]

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